FACTBOX-Biggest changes in Nasdaq short interest

Tue May 11, 2010 6:27pm EDT

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 NEW YORK, May 11 (Reuters) - Short interest on the Nasdaq edged up 0.08 percent in the second
half of April, the exchange said on Tuesday. For details see [ID:nN11116045].
 Below are the five Nasdaq stocks that experienced the largest increases and decreases in their
short positions from mid- to late April, 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 April 30, while the previous period's data is as of April 15.
COMPANY                      APRIL 30       APRIL 15   NET CHANGE  PCT CHANGE
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FIVE BIGGEST INCREASES:
Popular Inc (BPOP.O)        93,988,857     15,072,043   78,916,814   523.6
Sirius XM Radio (SIRI.O)   160,482,632    131,600,204   28,882,428    21.95
Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O)     70,374,656     54,240,905   16,133,751    29.74
YRC Worldwide Inc (YRCW.O)  71,668,934     55,881,855   15,787,079    28.25
Palm Inc PALM.O           84,467,523     76,311,350    8,156,173    10.69
FIVE BIGGEST DECREASES:
Huntington Bncshrs (HBAN.O) 32,600,201     43,315,974  -10,715,773   -24.74
Intel Corp (INTC.O)         41,970,203     50,862,371   -8,892,168   -17.48
Cell Therapeutics (CTIC.O)  88,146,413     97,000,453   -8,854,040    -9.13
Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O)       21,908,944     30,070,862   -8,161,918   -27.14
Umpqua Holdings (UMPQ.O)     6,742,507     14,399,810   -7,657,303   -53.18
FIVE BIGGEST POSITIONS:
Sirius XM Radio (SIRI.O)   160,482,632    131,600,204   28,882,428    21.95
Level 3 Comms Inc LVLT.O 107,172,328    105,949,566    1,222,762     1.15
Popular Inc (BPOP.O)        93,988,857     15,072,043   78,916,814   523.6
Cell Therapeutics (CTIC.O)  88,146,413     97,000,453   -8,854,040    -9.13
Palm Inc PALM.O           84,467,523     76,311,350    8,156,173    10.69
Source: Nasdaq data as of April 30, Reuters Estimates
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