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NYSE 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 New York Stock Exchange as of the Feb. 29 settlement date. The total positions decreased 0.56 percent from previous period. The ratios of short interest vs. float decreased 0.02 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          1718    9,756  9,811  -0.56  2.84   2.86  -0.02   2.9
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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  24     300.3    312.7  -4.0  4.42   4.56  -0.14   3.5
Consumer Durables & Ap  62     401.6    396.5   1.3  8.60   8.65  -0.05   4.8
Consumer Services       55     285.3    286.5  -0.4  4.84   4.77   0.08   3.3
Media                   43     319.6    316.5   1.0  4.43   4.34   0.09   5.0
Retailing               72     626.1    602.7   3.9  6.20   5.96   0.25   4.1
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Total                  256   1,932.8  1,914.9   0.9  5.58   5.49   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  11     256.9    249.0   3.2  4.05   3.92   0.12   4.2
Food Beverage & Tobacc  54     264.5    268.6  -1.5  1.60   1.62  -0.02   2.3
Household & Personal P  19      83.9     82.3   2.0  1.70   1.65   0.04   2.5
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Total                   84     605.4    599.8   0.9  2.17   2.15   0.02   2.9
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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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Energy                 235   1,328.4  1,338.0  -0.7  2.98   3.00  -0.01   2.6
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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                   54     464.6    457.1   1.6  2.24   2.21   0.03   3.2
Diversified Financials  80     549.0    583.6  -5.9  1.62   1.76  -0.14   1.2
Insurance               81     319.6    317.9   0.5  2.18   2.16   0.02   2.9
Real Estate            162     834.4    854.0  -2.3  4.46   4.60  -0.14   5.0
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Total                  377   2,167.6  2,212.7  -2.0  2.46   2.54  -0.08   2.5
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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   77     334.1    344.2  -2.9  2.79   2.85  -0.06   2.9
Pharmaceuticals, Biote  29     272.4    267.8   1.7  1.35   1.31   0.03   2.8
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Total                  106     606.5    612.0  -0.9  1.88   1.89  -0.00   2.9
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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          183     666.4    675.8  -1.4  2.27   2.31  -0.03   3.3
Commercial & Professio  57     200.4    201.0  -0.3  5.09   5.45  -0.36   7.1
Transportation          42     205.3    203.2   1.0  2.87   2.85   0.02   2.5
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Total                  282   1,072.1  1,080.1  -0.7  2.65   2.69  -0.04   3.4
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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  13     135.6    143.6  -5.5  6.04   6.41  -0.37   3.2
Software & Services     63     244.9    249.7  -1.9  3.32   3.36  -0.05   4.1
Technology Hardware &   50     297.8    325.3  -8.4  2.64   2.88  -0.24   2.4
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Total                  126     678.3    718.5  -5.6  3.24   3.43  -0.19   3.0
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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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Materials              145     711.0    709.2   0.3  3.14   3.12   0.02   2.8
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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  19     274.1    256.7   6.8  1.84   1.72   0.12   2.3
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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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Utilities               88     379.8    369.5   2.8  2.26   2.20   0.06   2.7
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