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Nasdaq Short Interest by Industries as of March 15

March 26, 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 March 15 settlement date. The total positions increased 2.85 percent from previous period. The ratios of short interest vs. float increased 0.11 percent from previous period.



                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     3/15    2/29  %Chg   3/15   2/29   Chg   3/15 
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Total Company          2445    6,697  6,512   2.85  4.72   4.61   0.11   4.3
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Discretionary #cos     3/15    2/29  %Chg   3/15   2/29   Chg   3/15 
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Automobiles & Componen  17      50.3     48.3   4.0  9.24   8.92   0.33   6.7
Consumer Durables & Ap  63     139.8    133.2   5.0  8.47   8.05   0.42   5.5
Consumer Services       82     176.9    173.0   2.2  5.48   5.41   0.07   4.3
Media                   65     520.1    498.1   4.4  4.40   4.21   0.18   4.9
Retailing               91     320.1    314.1   1.9  6.70   6.59   0.12   4.3
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Total                  318   1,207.2  1,166.7   3.5  5.48   5.31   0.17   4.7
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Staples       #cos     3/15    2/29  %Chg   3/15   2/29   Chg   3/15 
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Food & Staples Retaili  21      28.4     29.6  -4.1  3.23   3.32  -0.09   4.7
Food Beverage & Tobacc  44     104.0     98.5   5.6  9.88   9.38   0.49   5.4
Household & Personal P  18       9.4      9.2   1.1  3.75   3.70   0.06   8.3
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Total                   83     141.8    137.4   3.2  6.50   6.26   0.23   5.4
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     3/15    2/29  %Chg   3/15   2/29   Chg   3/15 
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Energy                  92     205.8    195.2   5.4  6.48   6.26   0.22   4.5
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Financials             #cos     3/15    2/29  %Chg   3/15   2/29   Chg   3/15 
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Banks                  414     342.8    338.0   1.4  3.18   3.15   0.03   4.3
Diversified Financials  79     146.7    140.4   4.5  3.32   3.19   0.13   3.6
Insurance               41      34.1     35.2  -3.0  3.66   3.76  -0.10   6.4
Real Estate             27      19.9     24.9 -20.3  2.48   3.50  -1.03   1.2
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Total                  561     543.5    538.6   0.9  3.21   3.21   0.00   3.8
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Health Care            #cos     3/15    2/29  %Chg   3/15   2/29   Chg   3/15 
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Health Care Equipment  171     416.8    404.7   3.0  7.73   7.54   0.19   7.8
Pharmaceuticals, Biote 248   1,148.8  1,100.2   4.4  7.67   7.45   0.23   5.8
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Total                  419   1,565.6  1,504.9   4.0  7.69   7.47   0.22   6.2
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Industrials            #cos     3/15    2/29  %Chg   3/15   2/29   Chg   3/15 
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Capital Goods          149     264.8    254.3   4.1  6.51   6.32   0.19   7.1
Commercial & Professio  71     145.7    145.5   0.2  6.93   6.95  -0.01  10.0
Transportation          49     132.2    131.3   0.7  5.93   5.87   0.06   4.9
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Total                  269     542.7    531.1   2.2  6.46   6.36   0.11   6.9
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Information Technology #cos     3/15    2/29  %Chg   3/15   2/29   Chg   3/15 
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Semiconductors & Semic 118     652.1    638.1   2.2  3.72   3.64   0.07   2.8
Software & Services    247     788.9    772.5   2.1  2.94   2.88   0.06   2.9
Technology Hardware &  228     630.4    615.4   2.4  3.27   3.19   0.08   3.0
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Total                  593   2,071.4  2,026.0   2.2  3.25   3.19   0.07   2.9
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     3/15    2/29  %Chg   3/15   2/29   Chg   3/15 
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Materials               59      72.0     69.6   3.4  4.37   4.19   0.18   4.5
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     3/15    2/29  %Chg   3/15   2/29   Chg   3/15 
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Telecommunication Serv  37     341.8    337.1   1.4 10.51  10.49   0.02   7.7
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     3/15    2/29  %Chg   3/15   2/29   Chg   3/15 
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Utilities               14       5.3      4.9   8.1  3.32   3.07   0.25   7.3
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