April 28, 2011 / 4:54 PM / 8 years ago

FACTBOX-Biggest changes in NYSE short interest

NEW YORK, April 28 (Reuters) - Short interest on the New York Stock Exchange rose 3.4 percent in early April compared with the last half of March, according to information released by the exchange this week. For details, see [ID:nN28275041]

Below are the five NYSE stocks that experienced the largest increases and decreases in short positions in the first half of April.

The five companies with the largest overall short positions are also listed. COMPANY as of APR 15 MAR 31 NET CHANGE PCT CHANGE ——————————————————————————————————————- FIVE BIGGEST NET INCREASES: Nokia Corp (NOK.N) 102161679 81827913 20333766 24.9 AMR Corp AMR.N 57315816 38552284 18763532 48.7 Bank of America (BAC.N) 95530857 78885430 16645427 21.1 Texas Instruments TXN.N 29094770 18935905 10158865 53.6 PP&L Corp (PPL.N) 17215939 7865235 9350704 118.9 FIVE BIGGEST NET DECREASES: CenturyLink (CTL.N) 9155490 33419528 -24264038 -72.6 Rite Aid Corp (RAD.N) 63457204 69328901 -5871697 -8.5 Home Depot (HD.N) 31971610 37638591 -5666981 -15.1 Corning Inc (GLW.N) 27362057 32462425 -5100368 -15.7 Developers DiversifiedDDR.N 14182999 18980667 -4797668 -25.3 FIVE LARGEST POSITIONS: Citigroup (C.N) 381139607 372349189 8790418 Ford Motor (F.N) 158160676 151484177 6676499 Nokia Corp 102161679 81827913 20333766 Sprint Nextel (S.N) 101203702 94365269 6838433 Bank of America 95530857 78885430 16645427 Source: NYSE data as of Wednesday, Reuters

Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch, Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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