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Largest NYSE Short Interest Changes as of Feb. 15

February 28, 2012

The following are the 50 largest short interest changes on the New York Stock Exchange as of the Feb. 15 settlement date. The table ranks the top 50 positive changes followed by the top negative changes.

TOP 50 INCREASES


Ticker                                                                   
Symbol   Company                    Feb. 15        Jan. 31         Change    
=============================================================================
SPY      SPDR S&P 500 ETF         313,917,094    289,628,960     24,288,134
NOK      NOKIA CORP-ADR           215,707,954    195,140,945     20,567,009
PBI      PITNEY BOWES INC          46,257,611     34,608,886     11,648,725
IWM      ISHARES-RUS 2000         208,862,217    197,574,989     11,287,228
VWO      VANGUARD MSCI EM          14,609,976      3,777,289     10,832,687
GME      GAMESTOP CORP-A           50,621,305     43,627,170      6,994,135
GGB      GERDAU SA-ADR             17,162,587     10,183,567      6,979,020
CHK      CHESAPEAKE ENERG          54,764,863     48,072,200      6,692,663
KOG      KODIAK OIL & GAS          34,602,657     28,058,379      6,544,278
BAC      BANK OF AMERICA          154,408,018    148,103,043      6,304,975
XCO      EXCO RESOURCES I          20,382,344     14,356,673      6,025,671
XLI      SPDR-INDU SELECT          33,269,411     27,299,831      5,969,580
UNG      US NAT GAS FD LP          31,791,590     25,917,825      5,873,765
RSH      RADIOSHACK CORP           23,383,738     17,812,065      5,571,673
IVN      IVANHOE MINES             31,400,370     26,066,824      5,333,546
BBY      BEST BUY CO INC           42,694,939     37,366,956      5,327,983
CTL      CENTURYLINK INC           23,764,656     18,467,073      5,297,583
PCX      PATRIOT COAL              18,439,298     13,230,785      5,208,513
AKS      AK STEEL HLDG             25,047,987     20,280,083      4,767,904
MPC      MARATHON PETROLE           8,789,637      4,181,368      4,608,269
RDS/A    ROYAL DUTCH-ADR            7,507,464      3,143,538      4,363,926
BBT      BB&T CORP                 17,430,484     13,398,450      4,032,034
DLPH     DELPHI AUTOMOTIV           4,918,760        911,378      4,007,382
DUK      DUKE ENERGY CORP          55,256,411     51,342,907      3,913,504
JNPR     JUNIPER NETWORKS          10,721,549      6,816,277      3,905,272
ACI      ARCH COAL INC             20,985,732     17,095,146      3,890,586
SWY      SAFEWAY INC               46,129,483     42,260,026      3,869,457
RENN     RENREN INC-ADR            12,203,569      8,360,362      3,843,207
EMN      EASTMAN CHEMICAL           5,813,899      2,009,933      3,803,966
ADM      ARCHER-DANIELS            11,112,011      7,453,591      3,658,420
T        AT&T INC                  54,604,739     51,018,030      3,586,709
KBH      KB HOME                   31,589,656     28,011,321      3,578,335
HEK      HECKMANN CORP             30,239,510     26,682,670      3,556,840
GOL      GOL-ADR                    9,125,187      5,596,121      3,529,066
USG      USG CORP                  22,373,930     18,869,412      3,504,518
VALE     VALE SA-SP ADR            29,203,268     25,711,736      3,491,532
SWN      SOUTHWESTRN ENGY          12,632,231      9,186,778      3,445,453
GM       GENERAL MOTORS C          58,334,791     54,956,852      3,377,939
HCA      HCA HOLDINGS INC           7,228,754      3,875,886      3,352,868
X        US STEEL CORP             32,451,881     29,173,352      3,278,529
BP       BP PLC-ADR                 7,593,270      4,324,062      3,269,208
NVE      NV ENERGY INC              4,372,176      1,200,060      3,172,116
EMC      EMC CORP/MASS            130,895,136    127,783,139      3,111,997
UTX      UNITED TECH CORP          11,491,997      8,380,257      3,111,740
RF       REGIONS FINANCIA          21,050,744     17,964,840      3,085,904
XLB      SPDR-MATERIALS            24,397,914     21,323,007      3,074,907
NE       NOBLE CORP                 9,837,615      6,794,163      3,043,452
VZ       VERIZON COMMUNIC          38,852,524     35,829,288      3,023,236
BBD      BRADESCO-ADR              18,827,805     15,817,915      3,009,890
ENB      ENBRIDGE INC               5,248,838      2,246,037      3,002,801

TOP 50 DECREASES


Ticker                                                                   
Symbol   Company                    Feb. 15        Jan. 31         Change    
=============================================================================
EEM      ISHARES-EMG MKT           44,781,368     65,888,963    -21,107,595
SPN      SUPERIOR ENERGY            8,533,944     23,154,821    -14,620,877
STD      BANCO SANTAN-ADR          15,374,180     29,750,287    -14,376,107
XLF      SPDR-FINL SELECT         113,348,177    127,173,695    -13,825,518
CX       CEMEX SAB-SP ADR          72,667,673     86,341,241    -13,673,568
EGO      ELDORADO GOLD              7,872,848     21,519,299    -13,646,451
PBR/A    PETROBRAS-SP ADR           6,354,537     18,600,018    -12,245,481
F        FORD MOTOR CO            144,928,692    154,059,884     -9,131,192
S        SPRINT NEXTEL CO          56,948,279     65,234,360     -8,286,081
NYB      NY COMM BANCORP           21,805,225     28,794,253     -6,989,028
AMD      ADV MICRO DEVICE          64,622,765     71,190,605     -6,567,840
XOM      EXXON MOBIL CORP          30,339,182     36,824,841     -6,485,659
GLD      SPDR GOLD TRUST           11,090,796     17,275,195     -6,184,399
PFE      PFIZER INC                49,392,996     55,508,565     -6,115,569
JPM      JPMORGAN CHASE            28,034,303     34,023,037     -5,988,734
EWH      ISHARES-HONGKONG           5,754,951     11,306,999     -5,552,048
MET      METLIFE INC               18,541,566     23,740,671     -5,199,105
XLV      SPDR-HEALTH CARE          23,990,856     29,126,641     -5,135,785
KRE      SPDR S&P REG BAN          32,119,006     37,080,757     -4,961,751
RAD      RITE AID CORP             41,060,318     45,919,965     -4,859,647
GE       GENERAL ELECTRIC          69,517,685     74,184,475     -4,666,790
SLV      ISHARES SILVER T          12,546,982     17,163,510     -4,616,528
DOW      DOW CHEMICAL CO           17,445,372     21,955,122     -4,509,750
LCC      US AIRWAYS GROUP          17,103,840     21,432,765     -4,328,925
TSM      TAIWAN SEMIC-ADR          16,437,166     20,582,182     -4,145,016
PBR      PETROBRAS SA-ADR          12,414,467     16,429,764     -4,015,297
RSX      MKT VECT-RUSSIA            5,741,986      9,663,788     -3,921,802
CIG      CEMIG SA-ADR               6,839,790     10,729,892     -3,890,102
PM       PHILIP MORRIS IN          10,534,088     14,402,490     -3,868,402
XLY      SPDR-CONS DISCRE          18,309,412     22,073,119     -3,763,707
IWB      ISHARES-RUS 1000           6,024,771      9,710,686     -3,685,915
UUP      POWERSHARES DB U           2,079,918      5,672,851     -3,592,933
GNW      GENWORTH FINANCI           8,431,241     11,898,981     -3,467,740
BA       BOEING CO/THE              9,653,895     13,001,773     -3,347,878
YGE      YINGLI GREEN-ADR          11,611,539     14,956,690     -3,345,151
SCHW     SCHWAB (CHARLES)          25,133,949     28,392,766     -3,258,817
MRK      MERCK & CO                21,917,152     25,171,607     -3,254,455
TZA      DIR SMCAP BEAR3X           3,260,550      6,510,851     -3,250,301
USO      UNITED STATES OI          17,075,518     20,227,061     -3,151,543
ITUB     ITAU UNIBANC-ADR          13,041,874     16,034,430     -2,992,556
MS       MORGAN STANLEY            19,067,222     22,057,463     -2,990,241
LUV      SOUTHWEST AIR             17,169,896     20,157,071     -2,987,175
EPD      ENTERPRISE PRODU           2,753,709      5,654,024     -2,900,315
DCT      DCT INDUSTRIAL T          15,922,295     18,789,895     -2,867,600
DB       DEUTSCHE BANK-RG           9,056,787     11,737,343     -2,680,556
IBN      ICICI BANK-ADR             8,043,291     10,704,665     -2,661,374
VMC      VULCAN MATERIALS          10,641,566     13,298,139     -2,656,573
LDK      LDK SOLAR CO-ADR          20,900,037     23,430,589     -2,530,552
KEY      KEYCORP                    7,380,146      9,892,347     -2,512,201
HIG      HARTFORD FINL SV          24,844,471     27,346,471     -2,502,000

*-- Data includes ETF positions.

-- Bloomberg News

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