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Nasdaq Short Interest by Industries as of Dec. 14

December 27, 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 Dec. 14 settlement date. The total positions decreased 1.79 percent from previous period. The ratios of short interest vs. float decreased 0.10 percent from previous period.



                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     12/14   11/30 %Chg   12/14  11/30  Chg   12/14
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Total Company          2345    7,358  7,493  -1.79  5.12   5.22  -0.10   4.6
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Discretionary #cos     12/14   11/30 %Chg   12/14  11/30  Chg   12/14
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Automobiles & Componen  20      62.8     64.0  -1.9  7.17   7.31  -0.14   9.0
Consumer Durables & Ap  57     159.1    156.0   2.0  9.74   9.56   0.18   5.7
Consumer Services       79     200.7    203.8  -1.5  6.55   6.65  -0.10   6.3
Media                   63     598.1    573.0   4.4  5.46   5.24   0.22   4.2
Retailing               94     379.8    390.5  -2.8  7.37   7.61  -0.23   4.1
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Total                  313   1,400.5  1,387.4   0.9  6.46   6.41   0.05   4.7
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Staples       #cos     12/14   11/30 %Chg   12/14  11/30  Chg   12/14
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Food & Staples Retaili  20      26.8     23.1  15.7  3.02   2.61   0.40   3.5
Food Beverage & Tobacc  43     140.1    155.4  -9.8  4.19   4.66  -0.46   4.8
Household & Personal P  18       9.7     10.3  -5.9  2.88   3.06  -0.19   4.7
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Total                   81     176.6    188.9  -6.5  3.87   4.14  -0.27   4.5
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     12/14   11/30 %Chg   12/14  11/30  Chg   12/14
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Energy                  86     212.2    217.7  -2.5  6.55   6.74  -0.19   6.6
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Financials             #cos     12/14   11/30 %Chg   12/14  11/30  Chg   12/14
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Banks                  397     322.6    339.2  -4.9  3.28   3.45  -0.17   5.7
Diversified Financials  77     150.0    155.9  -3.8  3.32   3.46  -0.14   4.1
Insurance               39      30.1     31.0  -2.9  3.48   3.64  -0.16   7.6
Real Estate             26      36.9     34.1   8.0  3.82   3.54   0.27   3.7
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Total                  539     539.6    560.3  -3.7  3.33   3.47  -0.14   5.0
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Health Care            #cos     12/14   11/30 %Chg   12/14  11/30  Chg   12/14
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Health Care Equipment  156     334.3    340.4  -1.8  5.90   6.03  -0.13   8.1
Pharmaceuticals, Biote 247   1,227.6  1,228.3  -0.1  8.28   8.33  -0.05   7.1
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Total                  403   1,561.9  1,568.7  -0.4  7.62   7.69  -0.07   7.3
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Industrials            #cos     12/14   11/30 %Chg   12/14  11/30  Chg   12/14
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Capital Goods          137     192.1    199.2  -3.5  5.41   5.62  -0.20   9.4
Commercial & Professio  70     147.7    152.5  -3.1  6.76   6.99  -0.23   9.4
Transportation          50     126.4    128.4  -1.6  5.82   5.92  -0.09   7.0
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Total                  257     466.2    480.1  -2.9  5.90   6.08  -0.18   8.6
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Information Technology #cos     12/14   11/30 %Chg   12/14  11/30  Chg   12/14
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Semiconductors & Semic 117     787.9    801.1  -1.6  4.40   4.46  -0.06   3.7
Software & Services    240     891.1    927.4  -3.9  3.19   3.32  -0.13   2.7
Technology Hardware &  212     796.5    815.3  -2.3  4.26   4.36  -0.10   3.2
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Total                  569   2,475.5  2,543.7  -2.7  3.83   3.94  -0.10   3.1
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     12/14   11/30 %Chg   12/14  11/30  Chg   12/14
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Materials               51      53.2     57.6  -7.6  3.56   3.85  -0.29   5.7
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     12/14   11/30 %Chg   12/14  11/30  Chg   12/14
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Telecommunication Serv  33     466.9    482.5  -3.2 14.31  14.78  -0.48   7.0
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     12/14   11/30 %Chg   12/14  11/30  Chg   12/14
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Utilities               13       5.6      5.7  -2.3  2.73   2.84  -0.11  10.5
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