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FACTBOX-Biggest changes in Nasdaq short interest
December 24, 2009 / 7:47 PM / 8 years ago

FACTBOX-Biggest changes in Nasdaq short interest

 NEW YORK, Dec 24 (Reuters) - Short interest on the Nasdaq edged up 0.1 percent in mid-December, the exchange said on Thursday, suggesting a slight increase in bearish sentiment in the stock market. For details, see [ID:nN24189673]
 Below are the five Nasdaq stocks that experienced the largest increases and decreases in their short positions from late-November to mid-December, according to information released by the exchange.
 The five companies with the largest overall short positions are also listed.
 The latest date is as of Dec. 15, while the previous period’s data is as of Nov. 30. COMPANY                      NEW DATE       OLD DATE   NET CHANGE  PCT CHANGE ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- FIVE BIGGEST INCREASES: Cell Therapeutics (CTIC.O)    67,468,746    53,428,071    14,040,675    26.3 Windstream Corp (WIN.O)       12,274,716             0    12,274,716     N/A Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O)        54,684,334    44,048,099    10,636,235    24.2 Virgin Media VMED.O         21,522,065    15,007,250     6,514,815     43.4 Energy XXI (EXXI.O)            5,111,083       278,042     4,833,041   1738.2 FIVE BIGGEST DECREASES: DirecTV DTV.O               22,153,236    41,159,872    -19,006,636   -46.2 Sirius XM Radio (SIRI.O)      59,087,866    72,804,087    -13,716,221   -18.8 E*TRADE Financial (ETFC.O)   101,659,212   113,865,462    -12,206,250   -10.7 NVIDIA Corp (NVDA.O)          24,542,892    34,306,020     -9,763,128   -28.5 DryShips Inc (DRYS.O)         11,253,387    17,336,281     -6,082,894   -35.1 FIVE BIGGEST POSITIONS: E*TRADE Financial (ETFC.O)   101,659,212   113,865,462    -12,206,250   -10.7 Level 3 Communications LVLT.O       96,641,804   100,299,867     -3,658,063    -3.7 Mylan Inc (MYL.O)             71,806,812    70,375,295      1,431,517     2 Cell Therapeutics (CTIC.O)    67,468,746    53,428,071     14,040,675    26.3 Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O)       61,237,637    63,968,585     -2,730,948    -4.3
 Source: Nasdaq data as of Dec. 15  (Reporting by Leah Schnurr)   

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