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Nasdaq Short Interest by Industries as of Feb. 29

March 09, 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 Nasdaq Stock Market as of the Feb. 29 settlement date. The total positions increased 0.74 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     2/29    2/15  %Chg   2/29   2/15   Chg   2/29 
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Total Company          2446    6,525  6,477   0.74  4.62   4.56   0.05   3.7
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Discretionary #cos     2/29    2/15  %Chg   2/29   2/15   Chg   2/29 
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Automobiles & Componen  18      48.3     47.1   2.6  8.81   8.60   0.21   6.1
Consumer Durables & Ap  63     133.2    134.1  -0.7  8.05   8.21  -0.16   4.5
Consumer Services       82     173.0    176.5  -2.0  5.41   5.44  -0.03   4.4
Media                   65     498.1    487.0   2.3  4.21   4.10   0.12   3.7
Retailing               91     314.1    310.9   1.0  6.59   6.49   0.09   4.2
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Total                  319   1,166.7  1,155.7   1.0  5.30   5.23   0.08   4.1
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Staples       #cos     2/29    2/15  %Chg   2/29   2/15   Chg   2/29 
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Food & Staples Retaili  22      38.4     39.0  -1.8  4.05   4.13  -0.08   5.5
Food Beverage & Tobacc  44      98.5     99.4  -1.0  9.38  10.26  -0.88   6.3
Household & Personal P  18       9.2      9.1   2.0  3.70   3.64   0.06   7.9
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Total                   84     146.1    147.6  -1.0  6.50   6.82  -0.32   6.1
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     2/29    2/15  %Chg   2/29   2/15   Chg   2/29 
=============================================================================
Energy                  92     199.2    197.5   0.8  6.36   6.33   0.02   3.3
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Financials             #cos     2/29    2/15  %Chg   2/29   2/15   Chg   2/29 
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Banks                  413     338.0    345.6  -2.2  3.15   3.21  -0.06   4.6
Diversified Financials  79     140.4    140.9  -0.4  3.19   3.21  -0.02   3.5
Insurance               41      35.2     35.7  -1.4  3.76   3.77  -0.01   8.4
Real Estate             27      24.9     21.3  17.1  3.50   2.99   0.51   3.3
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Total                  560     538.6    543.6  -0.9  3.21   3.23  -0.02   4.3
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Health Care            #cos     2/29    2/15  %Chg   2/29   2/15   Chg   2/29 
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Health Care Equipment  171     404.7    400.6   1.0  7.54   7.44   0.10   7.7
Pharmaceuticals, Biote 247   1,100.2  1,077.9   2.1  7.45   7.30   0.15   4.5
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Total                  418   1,504.9  1,478.5   1.8  7.47   7.33   0.14   5.1
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Industrials            #cos     2/29    2/15  %Chg   2/29   2/15   Chg   2/29 
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Capital Goods          148     254.3    255.8  -0.6  6.33   6.35  -0.03   6.2
Commercial & Professio  72     145.9    144.7   0.9  6.92   6.85   0.07   7.9
Transportation          49     131.3    128.3   2.4  5.87   5.68   0.19   3.3
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Total                  269     531.5    528.7   0.5  6.35   6.30   0.06   5.4
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Information Technology #cos     2/29    2/15  %Chg   2/29   2/15   Chg   2/29 
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Semiconductors & Semic 118     638.1    643.7  -0.9  3.64   3.65   0.00   2.5
Software & Services    247     772.4    760.8   1.5  2.88   2.84   0.04   2.8
Technology Hardware &  228     615.4    628.9  -2.2  3.19   3.20  -0.01   2.7
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Total                  593   2,025.9  2,033.5  -0.4  3.19   3.17   0.01   2.7
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     2/29    2/15  %Chg   2/29   2/15   Chg   2/29 
=============================================================================
Materials               60      69.7     67.8   2.9  4.15   4.05   0.10   4.4
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     2/29    2/15  %Chg   2/29   2/15   Chg   2/29 
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Telecommunication Serv  37     337.1    318.9   5.7 10.49   9.94   0.55   4.6
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     2/29    2/15  %Chg   2/29   2/15   Chg   2/29 
=============================================================================
Utilities               14       4.9      5.0  -0.3  3.07   2.54   0.53   7.5
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