FACTBOX- Biggest changes in Nasdaq short interest

Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:11pm EDT

 NEW YORK, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Short interest on the Nasdaq dipped 1.6
percent in late August, the exchange said on Wednesday, suggesting a slight
decrease in bearish sentiment in the stock market.
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 Below are the five Nasdaq stocks that experienced the largest increases and
decreases in their short positions from mid-August to late August, according to
information released by the exchange.
 The five companies with the largest overall short positions are also
listed.
 The latest data is as of Aug. 29, 2008, while the previous period's data is
as of Aug. 15, 2008.
Company                        Aug. 29    Aug. 15     Net Change  Pct Change
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FIVE BIGGEST INCREASES:
NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA.O)  47,152,516  22,476,738   24,675,778   109.78
Sirius XM Radio (SIRI.O)    231,922,321 209,124,306   22,798,015     10.9
Huntington Bancsh (HBAN.O)   92,881,134  79,326,064   13,555,070    17.09
Fifth Third (FITB.O)         55,673,177  43,527,542   12,145,635     27.9
Dell Inc DELL.O            69,229,016  60,304,369    8,924,647     14.8
FIVE BIGGEST DECREASES:
Intel Corporation (INTC.O)   68,683,066  82,558,529  -13,875,463    -16.81
Sun Microsystems JAVA.O    37,358,129  45,793,688   -8,435,559    -18.42
LM Ericsson (ERIC.O)         22,926,327  31,309,808   -8,383,481    -26.78
Marvell Technology (MRVL.O)  27,344,321  34,936,078   -7,591,757    -21.73
Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O)      48,058,310  54,236,006   -6,177,696    -11.39
FIVE BIGGEST POSITIONS:
Level 3 Comm LVLT.O       249,148,929 247,414,113    1,734,816       0.7
Sirius XM Radio (SIRI.O)    231,922,321 209,124,306   22,798,015      10.9
E*TRADE EFTC.O            127,835,599 131,352,279   -3,516,680     -2.68
Huntington Bancsh (HBAN.O)   92,881,134  79,326,064   13,555,070     17.09
Charter Comm (CHTR.O)        75,295,252  77,032,570   -1,737,318     -2.26
Source: Nasdaq data as of Aug 29, 2008, Reuters Estimates
 (Reporting by Phil Wahba; editing by Carol Bishopric)