January 25, 2008 / 9:54 PM / 11 years ago

FACTBOX-Biggest changes in Nasdaq short interest

 NEW YORK, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Short interest on the Nasdaq rose 7.1 percent in mid-January, the exchange said on Friday, suggesting an increase in bearish sentiment in the stock market. For story please see [ID:nN25370465].
 Below are the five Nasdaq stocks that experienced the largest increases and decreases in their short positions from late December to mid-January, 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 January 15, while the previous period’s data is as of December 31. Company                      Jan 15       Dec 31    Net Change   Pct Change —————————————————————————————————————- FIVE BIGGEST INCREASES: E*Trade Financial (ETFC.O)  91,293,706     81,353,796     9,939,910    12.2 Level 3 Comm LVLT.O      163,023,910    153,768,582     9,255,328     6.0 Applied Materials (AMAT.O)  34,017,808     25,754,235     8,263,573    32.1 Sonus Networks SONS.O     33,017,515     26,046,649     6,970,866    26.8 Oracle Corp ORCL.O        39,691,156     32,765,791     6,925,365    21.1 FIVE BIGGEST DECREASES: Intel Corp (INTC.O)         43,249,788     55,563,886   -12,314,098   -22.2 UTStarcom Inc (UTSI.O)      31,197,075     37,374,860    -6,177,785   -16.5 Ameritrade (AMTD.O)          8,598,129     13,715,125    -5,116,996   -37.3 Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O)    107,267,300    112,119,787    -4,852,487    -4.3 People’s United (PBCT.O)     8,872,905    12,324,922     -3,452,017   -28.0 FIVE BIGGEST POSITIONS: Level 3 Comm LVLT.O      163,023,910    153,768,582     9,255,328     6.0 Sirius Satellite (SIRI.O)  108,712,441    105,026,759     3,685,682     3.5 Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O)    107,267,300    112,119,787    -4,852,487    -4.3 Charter Comm (CHTR.O)       99,272,982     95,256,357     4,016,625     4.2 E*Trade Financial (ETFC.O)  91,293,706     81,353,796     9,939,910    12.2 Source: Nasdaq data as of Jan. 15, Reuters Estimates  (Reporting by Emily Chasan, editing by Leslie Gevirtz)   

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