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S&P 500 Changes in Short Interest as Percentage of Float

December 27, 2012

The following tables show companies listed in the S&P 500 Index that have the largest changes in short interest as a percentage of shares available for trading as of the Dec. 14 settlement date.

TOP 25 INCREASES IN SHORT INTEREST VS FLOAT


                                      Dec. 14         Nov. 30    
                                  Short Interest   Short Interest   
Ticker Name                        /Free Float %   /Free Float %    Increase % 
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BIG   BIG LOTS INC                       16.42           12.15         4.27
JCP   J.C. PENNEY CO                     46.11           42.94         3.18
GRMN  GARMIN LTD                         14.95           12.03         2.93
DO    DIAMOND OFFSHORE                   13.30           11.75         1.56
FII   FEDERATED INV-B                    19.21           17.68         1.53
HAS   HASBRO INC                         15.28           13.78         1.51
LUK   LEUCADIA NATL                       6.03            4.67         1.36
FCX   FREEPORT-MCMORAN                    3.85            2.52         1.34
CHK   CHESAPEAKE ENERG                   15.26           14.04         1.22
VRSN  VERISIGN INC                        9.01            7.80         1.21
PCS   METROPCS COMMUNI                    8.16            6.97         1.19
DISCA DISCOVERY COMM-A                    5.67            4.54         1.12
STX   SEAGATE TECHNOLO                   14.76           13.75         1.01
C     CITIGROUP INC                       2.33            1.39         0.94
AZO   AUTOZONE INC                        6.64            5.74         0.90
COST  COSTCO WHOLESALE                    1.95            1.06         0.89
CTL   CENTURYLINK INC                     5.51            4.65         0.86
ZION  ZIONS BANCORP                       8.86            8.00         0.86
LTD   LIMITED BRANDS                      3.62            2.77         0.85
PAYX  PAYCHEX INC                         4.25            3.47         0.78
MUR   MURPHY OIL CORP                     5.33            4.57         0.76
DNB   DUN & BRADSTREET                   13.71           12.95         0.76
VLO   VALERO ENERGY                       4.49            3.73         0.75
JNPR  JUNIPER NETWORKS                    3.22            2.49         0.73
HP    HELMERICH & PAYN                    6.43            5.71         0.72

TOP 25 DECREASES IN SHORT INTEREST VS FLOAT

                                      Dec. 14         Nov. 30    
                                  Short Interest   Short Interest   
Ticker Name                        /Free Float %   /Free Float %    Decrease % 
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ETN   EATON CORP PLC                      1.95           13.27       -11.31
AMD   ADV MICRO DEVICE                   17.53           24.06        -6.53
ANF   ABERCROMBIE & FI                   10.97           13.09        -2.12
FSLR  FIRST SOLAR INC                    41.01           43.05        -2.05
LEN   LENNAR CORP-A                      22.58           24.45        -1.87
AN    AUTONATION INC                      3.29            5.11        -1.81
FHN   FIRST HORIZON NA                    7.89            9.63        -1.74
AVB   AVALONBAY COMMUN                    3.77            5.27        -1.50
APOL  APOLLO GROUP-A                     15.02           16.51        -1.48
TRIP  TRIPADVISOR INC                    12.98           14.44        -1.47
SEE   SEALED AIR CORP                     5.65            7.06        -1.41
WPO   WASHINGTON POS-B                    7.70            9.10        -1.39
IRM   IRON MOUNTAIN                       4.17            5.48        -1.31
BBY   BEST BUY CO INC                    12.78           14.04        -1.26
SHW   SHERWIN-WILLIAMS                    2.98            4.18        -1.20
TIF   TIFFANY & CO                        7.08            8.26        -1.19
X     US STEEL CORP                      24.13           25.30        -1.17
DRI   DARDEN RESTAURAN                    4.87            6.01        -1.14
HRB   H&R BLOCK INC                       3.46            4.56        -1.10
CMA   COMERICA INC                        4.14            5.22        -1.09
CMG   CHIPOTLE MEXICAN                   12.16           13.22        -1.06
EQT   EQT CORP                            1.90            2.84        -0.94
GCI   GANNETT CO                         10.59           11.52        -0.94
YHOO  YAHOO! INC                          2.05            2.98        -0.94
CLF   CLIFFS NATURAL R                   19.03           19.96        -0.93

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