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U.S. Market Total Short Interest by Industries as of Jan. 31

February 12, 2013

The following are the short interest positions and short interest vs float ratio aggregated by sector and industry group for companies listed on the NYSE, NYSE Alternext and Nasdaq Stock as of the Jan. 31 settlement date. The total positions decreased 0.83 percent from previous period. The ratios of short interest vs. float decreased 0.03 percent from previous period.



                               Short Interest        S.I./Float        Days to  
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     1/31    1/15  %Chg   1/31   1/15   Chg   1/31 
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Total Company          4316   16,722 16,862  -0.83  3.47   3.50  -0.03   3.5
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Discretionary #cos     1/31    1/15  %Chg   1/31   1/15   Chg   1/31 
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Automobiles & Componen  45     260.1    306.7 -15.2  3.33   3.93  -0.60   2.6
Consumer Durables & Ap 125     578.9    598.1  -3.2  8.58   8.85  -0.27   4.1
Consumer Services      138     450.0    440.3   2.2  5.28   5.19   0.09   4.5
Media                  112     965.7    963.8   0.2  5.39   5.35   0.04   6.1
Retailing              170     912.6    911.8   0.1  6.09   6.07   0.02   4.4
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Total                  590   3,167.3  3,220.7  -1.7  5.66   5.74  -0.08   4.5
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Staples       #cos     1/31    1/15  %Chg   1/31   1/15   Chg   1/31 
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Food & Staples Retaili  30     309.9    295.0   5.1  6.95   6.62   0.33   7.0
Food Beverage & Tobacc 101     379.2    374.4   1.3  1.95   1.93   0.02   3.2
Household & Personal P  40     150.6    155.6  -3.2  2.79   2.89  -0.09   3.3
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Total                  171     839.7    825.0   1.8  2.87   2.82   0.05   4.1
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     1/31    1/15  %Chg   1/31   1/15   Chg   1/31 
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Energy                 373   1,622.6  1,653.0  -1.8  3.26   3.32  -0.06   3.7
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Financials             #cos     1/31    1/15  %Chg   1/31   1/15   Chg   1/31 
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Banks                  465     701.9    699.8   0.3  2.82   2.80   0.02   3.6
Diversified Financials 171     725.5    755.6  -4.0  1.86   1.94  -0.08   1.9
Insurance              115     326.3    336.0  -2.9  2.05   2.11  -0.06   2.9
Real Estate            212     778.6    767.5   1.4  3.74   3.70   0.03   4.0
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Total                  963   2,532.2  2,559.0  -1.0  2.52   2.54  -0.03   2.9
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Health Care            #cos     1/31    1/15  %Chg   1/31   1/15   Chg   1/31 
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Health Care Equipment  245     672.3    656.6   2.4  3.70   3.61   0.09   3.8
Pharmaceuticals, Biote 301   1,626.2  1,591.7   2.2  4.43   4.36   0.07   4.5
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Total                  546   2,298.5  2,248.3   2.2  4.19   4.11   0.08   4.3
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Industrials            #cos     1/31    1/15  %Chg   1/31   1/15   Chg   1/31 
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Capital Goods          341     814.6    818.9  -0.5  2.50   2.51  -0.01   3.5
Commercial & Professio 133     337.9    347.1  -2.7  5.55   5.72  -0.17   7.3
Transportation          91     323.0    318.8   1.3  3.75   3.88  -0.13   3.0
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Total                  565   1,475.4  1,484.8  -0.6  3.12   3.17  -0.05   3.8
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Information Technology #cos     1/31    1/15  %Chg   1/31   1/15   Chg   1/31 
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Semiconductors & Semic 129     837.9    861.9  -2.8  4.39   4.51  -0.12   2.6
Software & Services    318   1,088.9  1,096.8  -0.7  3.06   3.08  -0.02   2.6
Technology Hardware &  269     896.6    948.6  -5.5  3.24   3.43  -0.19   2.5
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Total                  716   2,823.3  2,907.3  -2.9  3.43   3.53  -0.10   2.6
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     1/31    1/15  %Chg   1/31   1/15   Chg   1/31 
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Materials              245     955.3    936.7   2.0  3.34   3.28   0.06   3.4
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     1/31    1/15  %Chg   1/31   1/15   Chg   1/31 
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Telecommunication Serv  53     732.2    749.4  -2.3  4.05   4.14  -0.10   4.7
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     1/31    1/15  %Chg   1/31   1/15   Chg   1/31 
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Utilities               94     275.8    277.6  -0.6  1.86   1.88  -0.01   2.9
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