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U.S. Market Total Short Interest by Industries as of Feb. 15

February 28, 2012

The following are the short interest positions and short interest vs float ratio aggregated by sector and industry group for companies listed on the NYSE, NYSE Alternext and Nasdaq Stock as of the Feb. 15 settlement date. The total positions increased 0.18 percent from previous period. The ratios of short interest vs. float unchanged from previous period.



                               Short Interest        S.I./Float        Days to  
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     2/15    1/31  %Chg   2/15   1/31   Chg   2/15 
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Total Company          4473   16,688 16,658   0.18  3.36   3.36   0.00   3.1
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Discretionary #cos     2/15    1/31  %Chg   2/15   1/31   Chg   2/15 
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Automobiles & Componen  46     360.7    359.0   0.5  4.83   4.82   0.01   3.6
Consumer Durables & Ap 137     537.7    537.7   0.0  8.38   8.46  -0.08   4.2
Consumer Services      144     463.1    468.4  -1.1  4.94   5.05  -0.11   3.5
Media                  114     804.5    828.9  -2.9  4.17   4.30  -0.14   4.2
Retailing              171     913.9    914.2   0.0  6.09   6.07   0.01   4.2
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Total                  612   3,079.9  3,108.3  -0.9  5.35   5.41  -0.07   4.0
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Staples       #cos     2/15    1/31  %Chg   2/15   1/31   Chg   2/15 
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Food & Staples Retaili  32     288.0    287.8   0.1  3.96   3.96   0.00   4.3
Food Beverage & Tobacc 104     367.7    361.1   1.8  2.09   2.04   0.05   2.8
Household & Personal P  42      92.2     90.3   2.0  1.74   1.70   0.04   2.7
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Total                  178     747.8    739.3   1.2  2.48   2.44   0.04   3.2
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     2/15    1/31  %Chg   2/15   1/31   Chg   2/15 
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Energy                 373   1,661.2  1,600.9   3.8  3.25   3.14   0.11   2.9
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Financials             #cos     2/15    1/31  %Chg   2/15   1/31   Chg   2/15 
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Banks                  482     806.5    835.8  -3.5  2.56   2.66  -0.10   3.7
Diversified Financials 165     732.1    736.1  -0.5  1.94   1.95  -0.01   1.2
Insurance              124     354.9    373.0  -4.9  2.26   2.37  -0.12   2.8
Real Estate            203     878.5    892.7  -1.6  4.53   4.62  -0.09   4.6
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Total                  974   2,772.0  2,837.6  -2.3  2.65   2.72  -0.07   2.5
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Health Care            #cos     2/15    1/31  %Chg   2/15   1/31   Chg   2/15 
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Health Care Equipment  264     767.7    744.5   3.1  4.28   4.15   0.13   4.2
Pharmaceuticals, Biote 305   1,398.4  1,409.1  -0.8  3.82   3.87  -0.06   3.9
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Total                  569   2,166.2  2,153.6   0.6  3.97   3.96   0.00   4.0
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Industrials            #cos     2/15    1/31  %Chg   2/15   1/31   Chg   2/15 
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Capital Goods          361     934.4    944.1  -1.0  2.78   2.81  -0.03   3.5
Commercial & Professio 139     347.3    333.6   4.1  5.90   5.71   0.19   7.5
Transportation          93     331.6    333.7  -0.6  3.52   3.54  -0.02   2.8
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Total                  593   1,613.3  1,611.4   0.1  3.30   3.30  -0.00   3.7
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Information Technology #cos     2/15    1/31  %Chg   2/15   1/31   Chg   2/15 
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Semiconductors & Semic 132     787.3    790.2  -0.4  3.96   3.97  -0.01   2.7
Software & Services    325   1,027.2  1,044.7  -1.7  2.98   3.04  -0.06   2.5
Technology Hardware &  292     957.1    948.0   1.0  3.09   3.06   0.04   2.4
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Total                  749   2,771.6  2,783.0  -0.4  3.25   3.26  -0.02   2.5
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     2/15    1/31  %Chg   2/15   1/31   Chg   2/15 
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Materials              262     922.0    931.8  -1.1  3.08   3.12  -0.04   3.0
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     2/15    1/31  %Chg   2/15   1/31   Chg   2/15 
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Telecommunication Serv  57     576.6    518.5  11.2  3.18   2.86   0.32   3.4
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     2/15    1/31  %Chg   2/15   1/31   Chg   2/15 
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Utilities              106     377.4    373.7   1.0  2.21   2.18   0.02   3.0
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