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Nasdaq Short Interest by Industries as of Oct. 31

November 13, 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 Oct. 31 settlement date. The total positions increased 0.73 percent from previous period. The ratios of short interest vs. float increased 0.01 percent from previous period.



                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover
                       #cos     10/31   10/15 %Chg   10/31  10/15  Chg   10/31
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Total Company          2347    7,202  7,150   0.73  5.06   5.05   0.01   4.2
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover
Consumer Discretionary #cos     10/31   10/15 %Chg   10/31  10/15  Chg   10/31
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Automobiles & Componen  18      55.6     55.1   0.8  9.21   9.14   0.08  13.8
Consumer Durables & Ap  57     158.4    157.1   0.8  9.82   9.72   0.10   6.7
Consumer Services       78     193.4    196.5  -1.6  6.30   6.41  -0.10   5.0
Media                   65     530.5    508.0   4.4  4.81   4.59   0.22   3.6
Retailing               93     364.9    359.2   1.6  7.00   7.02  -0.02   4.3
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Total                  311   1,302.8  1,275.9   2.1  6.05   5.94   0.11   4.4
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover
Consumer Staples       #cos     10/31   10/15 %Chg   10/31  10/15  Chg   10/31
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Food & Staples Retaili  21      24.3     24.5  -0.9  2.77   2.77   0.00   3.8
Food Beverage & Tobacc  43     146.5    150.0  -2.3  4.41   4.53  -0.11   4.3
Household & Personal P  18      10.0      9.4   6.0  2.90   2.84   0.06   7.5
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Total                   82     180.8    183.9  -1.7  3.98   4.06  -0.08   4.3
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover
                       #cos     10/31   10/15 %Chg   10/31  10/15  Chg   10/31
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Energy                  85     203.6    198.7   2.5  6.58   6.33   0.25   6.1
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover
Financials             #cos     10/31   10/15 %Chg   10/31  10/15  Chg   10/31
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Banks                  399     323.6    324.4  -0.3  3.30   3.31  -0.01   4.0
Diversified Financials  75     147.3    148.8  -1.0  3.32   3.36  -0.03   4.6
Insurance               38      27.3     27.2   0.2  3.22   3.22   0.00   7.9
Real Estate             25      32.2     33.0  -2.5  3.09   3.17  -0.08   2.5
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Total                  537     530.4    533.5  -0.6  3.29   3.31  -0.02   4.1
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover
Health Care            #cos     10/31   10/15 %Chg   10/31  10/15  Chg   10/31
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Health Care Equipment  157     324.7    330.7  -1.8  5.74   5.86  -0.12   6.2
Pharmaceuticals, Biote 244   1,185.3  1,198.0  -1.1  8.17   8.36  -0.18   6.8
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Total                  401   1,510.0  1,528.7  -1.2  7.49   7.65  -0.16   6.7
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover
Industrials            #cos     10/31   10/15 %Chg   10/31  10/15  Chg   10/31
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Capital Goods          139     199.8    196.8   1.5  5.57   5.46   0.11   8.5
Commercial & Professio  70     149.0    146.8   1.5  6.77   6.74   0.02  11.5
Transportation          49     125.2    125.8  -0.5  5.78   5.79  -0.01   6.4
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Total                  258     474.1    469.5   1.0  5.96   5.90   0.06   8.5
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover
Information Technology #cos     10/31   10/15 %Chg   10/31  10/15  Chg   10/31
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Semiconductors & Semic 116     745.5    740.7   0.6  4.28   4.25   0.03   2.9
Software & Services    242     925.0    904.7   2.2  3.33   3.32   0.01   2.5
Technology Hardware &  214     743.0    725.4   2.4  3.97   3.88   0.09   3.5
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Total                  572   2,413.5  2,370.8   1.8  3.78   3.74   0.04   2.9
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover
                       #cos     10/31   10/15 %Chg   10/31  10/15  Chg   10/31
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Materials               53      59.4     61.5  -3.4  3.92   4.05  -0.14   4.4
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover
                       #cos     10/31   10/15 %Chg   10/31  10/15  Chg   10/31
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Telecommunication Serv  34     522.7    522.5   0.0 15.54  15.78  -0.24   8.8
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover
                       #cos     10/31   10/15 %Chg   10/31  10/15  Chg   10/31
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Utilities               14       5.2      5.2   0.1  2.58   2.59  -0.01  13.7
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