S&P 500 Short Interest Changes by Industry Group as of Feb. 28

The following are the short interest positions and short interest vs float ratio aggregated by sector and industry group for companies listed in the S&P 500 Index as of the Feb. 28 settlement date. The total positions increased 1.77 percent from previous period. The ratios of short interest vs. float increased 0.05 percent from previous period.



                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     2/28    2/15  %Chg   2/28   2/15   Chg   2/28 
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Total Company           500    6,866  6,747   1.77  2.38   2.33   0.05   2.6
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Discretionary #cos     2/28    2/15  %Chg   2/28   2/15   Chg   2/28 
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Automobiles & Componen   6      98.3     94.1   4.4  1.82   1.78   0.04   1.9
Consumer Durables & Ap  16     172.1    178.9  -3.8  5.36   5.60  -0.24   3.5
Consumer Services       13     120.6    120.4   0.1  2.97   3.03  -0.06   2.8
Media                   15     251.0    231.4   8.4  2.67   2.46   0.21   3.0
Retailing               32     474.3    441.7   7.4  5.18   4.81   0.37   3.0
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Total                   82   1,116.2  1,066.6   4.7  3.58   3.43   0.14   2.9
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Staples       #cos     2/28    2/15  %Chg   2/28   2/15   Chg   2/28 
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Food & Staples Retaili   8     180.1    185.8  -3.0  3.15   3.25  -0.10   3.6
Food Beverage & Tobacc  28     244.6    244.2   0.1  1.44   1.43   0.01   1.9
Household & Personal P   6      57.9     60.2  -3.8  1.32   1.37  -0.05   2.4
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Total                   42     482.6    490.2  -1.6  1.78   1.80  -0.02   2.4
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     2/28    2/15  %Chg   2/28   2/15   Chg   2/28 
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Energy                  43     494.7    510.6  -3.1  2.20   2.27  -0.07   2.4
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Financials             #cos     2/28    2/15  %Chg   2/28   2/15   Chg   2/28 
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Banks                   15     239.4    243.8  -1.8  1.66   1.69  -0.03   2.0
Diversified Financials  27     485.2    492.8  -1.6  1.75   1.77  -0.03   1.4
Insurance               22     207.0    207.3  -0.1  2.11   2.11   0.00   2.1
Real Estate             17     167.5    165.2   1.4  3.15   3.11   0.04   3.9
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Total                   81   1,099.1  1,109.0  -0.9  1.92   1.93  -0.02   1.8
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Health Care            #cos     2/28    2/15  %Chg   2/28   2/15   Chg   2/28 
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Health Care Equipment   31     236.8    225.4   5.1  2.14   2.03   0.11   2.4
Pharmaceuticals, Biote  22     415.9    401.6   3.6  1.83   1.75   0.08   3.5
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Total                   53     652.7    627.0   4.1  1.93   1.84   0.09   3.0
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Industrials            #cos     2/28    2/15  %Chg   2/28   2/15   Chg   2/28 
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Capital Goods           39     345.4    336.1   2.8  1.57   1.52   0.05   2.7
Commercial & Professio  12     124.8    127.9  -2.4  5.30   5.44  -0.14   6.6
Transportation           9      69.9     69.0   1.3  1.77   1.74   0.03   2.3
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Total                   60     540.2    533.0   1.3  1.91   1.87   0.03   3.1
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Information Technology #cos     2/28    2/15  %Chg   2/28   2/15   Chg   2/28 
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Semiconductors & Semic  17     554.8    543.1   2.2  4.54   4.43   0.11   3.1
Software & Services     31     394.5    371.5   6.2  1.78   1.67   0.11   2.3
Technology Hardware &   22     396.5    400.5  -1.0  2.06   2.08  -0.02   1.9
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Total                   70   1,345.8  1,315.2   2.3  2.51   2.44   0.06   2.4
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     2/28    2/15  %Chg   2/28   2/15   Chg   2/28 
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Materials               30     343.9    337.8   1.8  3.61   3.55   0.06   2.6
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     2/28    2/15  %Chg   2/28   2/15   Chg   2/28 
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Telecommunication Serv   8     590.6    542.5   8.9  4.17   3.78   0.39   5.5
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     2/28    2/15  %Chg   2/28   2/15   Chg   2/28 
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Utilities               31     200.6    214.8  -6.6  1.77   1.90  -0.13   2.2
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