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NYSE 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 New York Stock Exchange as of the March 15 settlement date. The total positions increased 2.44 percent from previous period. The ratios of short interest vs. float increased 0.07 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          1719    9,997  9,759   2.44  2.91   2.85   0.07   3.0
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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 
=============================================================================
Automobiles & Componen  24     306.0    300.3   1.9  4.50   4.42   0.09   3.8
Consumer Durables & Ap  62     408.7    401.6   1.8  8.82   8.60   0.22   4.7
Consumer Services       55     286.0    285.3   0.3  4.94   4.84   0.10   3.6
Media                   43     329.6    319.6   3.1  4.58   4.43   0.15   4.8
Retailing               72     628.9    626.1   0.5  6.25   6.21   0.04   4.4
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Total                  256   1,959.2  1,932.8   1.4  5.68   5.58   0.11   4.2
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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  11     276.8    256.9   7.8  4.41   4.05   0.36   4.2
Food Beverage & Tobacc  54     267.8    264.5   1.3  1.62   1.60   0.02   2.5
Household & Personal P  19      72.9     83.9 -13.1  1.47   1.70  -0.22   3.2
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Total                   84     617.6    605.4   2.0  2.23   2.17   0.05   3.2
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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 
=============================================================================
Energy                 236   1,408.6  1,332.4   5.7  3.16   2.99   0.17   3.2
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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 
=============================================================================
Banks                   54     464.0    464.6  -0.1  2.22   2.24  -0.02   2.6
Diversified Financials  80     554.3    549.0   1.0  1.63   1.62   0.01   1.1
Insurance               81     330.6    319.6   3.5  2.24   2.18   0.06   2.7
Real Estate            162     862.8    834.4   3.4  4.59   4.46   0.13   4.8
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Total                  377   2,211.7  2,167.6   2.0  2.50   2.46   0.04   2.3
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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 
=============================================================================
Health Care Equipment   77     338.2    334.1   1.2  2.83   2.79   0.04   3.4
Pharmaceuticals, Biote  29     280.2    272.4   2.8  1.39   1.35   0.04   2.7
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Total                  106     618.4    606.5   2.0  1.92   1.88   0.04   3.0
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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 
=============================================================================
Capital Goods          184     677.6    666.4   1.7  2.31   2.27   0.04   3.2
Commercial & Professio  57     206.1    200.4   2.8  5.25   5.09   0.17   7.9
Transportation          42     216.3    205.3   5.4  3.03   2.87   0.16   2.7
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Total                  283   1,099.9  1,072.1   2.6  2.72   2.65   0.07   3.5
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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 
=============================================================================
Semiconductors & Semic  13     141.0    135.6   4.0  6.27   6.04   0.23   2.7
Software & Services     63     247.1    244.9   0.9  3.34   3.32   0.02   3.6
Technology Hardware &   50     267.3    297.8 -10.2  2.37   2.64  -0.27   2.2
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Total                  126     655.4    678.3  -3.4  3.13   3.24  -0.11   2.7
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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 
=============================================================================
Materials              145     731.7    711.0   2.9  3.21   3.14   0.07   2.7
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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 
=============================================================================
Telecommunication Serv  19     293.1    274.1   6.9  1.97   1.84   0.13   2.6
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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 
=============================================================================
Utilities               87     401.2    378.5   6.0  2.38   2.27   0.11   3.4
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