December 9, 2009 / 10:31 PM / 10 years ago

FACTBOX-Biggest changes in Nasdaq short interest

 NEW YORK, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Short interest on the Nasdaq fell 0.65 percent in the second half of November, the exchange said on Wednesday. For story please see [ID:nN09174521].
 Below are the five Nasdaq stocks that experienced the largest increases and decreases in their short positions in the second half of November 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 Nov. 30, while the previous period’s data is as of Nov. 13. COMPANY                      Nov 30        Nov 13      NET CHANGE  PCT CHANGE ——————————————————————————————————————- FIVE BIGGEST INCREASES: Dell Inc DELL.O            51,008,042    37,878,835   13,129,207    34.66 Palm Inc PALM.O            56,492,477    47,654,614    8,837,863    18.55 Clearwire Corp CLWR.O      19,466,778    11,822,613    7,644,165    64.66 Altera Corp (ALTR.O)         17,911,533    11,273,756    6,637,777    58.88 Charles Schwab Corp SCHW.O 44,195,232    38,328,045    5,867,187    15.31 FIVE BIGGEST DECREASES: DIRECTV DTV.O              41,159,872   136,331,890  -95,172,018   -69.81 Citizens Rep Bancrp CRBC.O 16,924,208    42,560,054  -25,635,846   -60.23 Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O)      63,968,585    78,350,900  -14,382,315   -18.36 American Capital ACAS.O    18,622,655    27,198,942   -8,576,287   -31.53 News Corp (NWSA.O)           16,539,285    21,721,416   -5,182,131   -23.86 FIVE BIGGEST POSITIONS: E*TRADE Fin Corp (ETFC.O)   113,865,462   113,633,640      231,822     0.2 Level 3 Comms Inc LVLT.O  100,299,867    97,145,651    3,154,216     3.25 Sirius XM Radio (SIRI.O)     72,804,087    75,127,051   -2,322,964    -3.09 Mylan Inc (MYL.O)            70,375,295    71,782,832   -1,407,537    -1.96 Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O)      63,968,585    78,350,900  -14,382,315   -18.36 Source: Nasdaq data as of Nov 30, Reuters 

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