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U.S. Market Total 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 NYSE, NYSE Alternext and Nasdaq Stock as of the Feb. 29 settlement date. The total positions decreased 0.03 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     2/29    2/15  %Chg   2/29   2/15   Chg   2/29 
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Total Company          4476   16,676 16,682  -0.03  3.35   3.35  -0.00   3.2
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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 
=============================================================================
Automobiles & Componen  47     350.1    361.3  -3.1  4.72   4.83  -0.11   3.8
Consumer Durables & Ap 137     541.9    537.7   0.8  8.31   8.38  -0.07   4.8
Consumer Services      145     458.5    463.2  -1.0  4.97   4.93   0.04   3.6
Media                  113     818.0    803.8   1.8  4.27   4.17   0.10   4.1
Retailing              171     940.4    913.9   2.9  6.28   6.09   0.19   4.2
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Total                  613   3,108.9  3,080.0   0.9  5.43   5.35   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  33     295.3    288.0   2.5  4.05   3.95   0.10   4.4
Food Beverage & Tobacc 105     363.9    368.9  -1.4  2.06   2.09  -0.04   2.8
Household & Personal P  41      93.2     91.4   2.0  1.78   1.73   0.05   2.7
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Total                  179     752.4    748.3   0.6  2.49   2.48   0.01   3.3
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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 
=============================================================================
Energy                 373   1,654.7  1,661.6  -0.4  3.24   3.25  -0.01   2.8
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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 
=============================================================================
Banks                  481     805.5    805.6   0.0  2.55   2.55   0.00   3.7
Diversified Financials 165     695.6    730.8  -4.8  1.80   1.93  -0.13   1.4
Insurance              123     355.3    354.3   0.3  2.28   2.26   0.02   3.1
Real Estate            203     862.9    878.5  -1.8  4.41   4.53  -0.11   4.9
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Total                  972   2,719.3  2,769.2  -1.8  2.58   2.65  -0.07   2.7
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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 
=============================================================================
Health Care Equipment  265     761.2    767.7  -0.8  4.29   4.28   0.01   4.5
Pharmaceuticals, Biote 305   1,417.7  1,393.1   1.8  3.88   3.81   0.08   4.0
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Total                  570   2,179.0  2,160.8   0.8  4.02   3.96   0.05   4.2
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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 
=============================================================================
Capital Goods          361     923.5    934.4  -1.2  2.75   2.78  -0.03   3.8
Commercial & Professio 139     348.1    347.3   0.2  5.68   5.90  -0.23   7.4
Transportation          93     336.7    331.6   1.5  3.58   3.52   0.06   2.7
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Total                  593   1,608.3  1,613.3  -0.3  3.27   3.30  -0.03   3.9
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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 
=============================================================================
Semiconductors & Semic 132     773.8    787.3  -1.7  3.91   3.96  -0.04   2.6
Software & Services    325   1,034.9  1,027.3   0.7  3.01   2.98   0.02   3.1
Technology Hardware &  292     915.1    956.0  -4.3  2.98   3.07  -0.09   2.6
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Total                  749   2,723.8  2,770.5  -1.7  3.21   3.24  -0.03   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              263     928.9    922.8   0.7  3.11   3.08   0.03   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 
=============================================================================
Telecommunication Serv  58     613.6    577.7   6.2  3.38   3.18   0.19   3.2
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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              106     387.4    377.4   2.6  2.26   2.21   0.06   2.7
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