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FACTBOX-Biggest changes in Nasdaq short interest

 NEW YORK, April 9 (Reuters) - Short interest on the Nasdaq fell 4.1 percent
in late March, the exchange said on Thursday, suggesting a decrease in bearish
sentiment in the stock market.  For story please see [ID:nnWNA1487].
 Below are the five Nasdasq stocks that experienced the largest increases
and decreases in their short positions from mid-March to late March, 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 March 31, 2009, while the previous period's data
is as of March 13.
COMPANY                      March 31       March 13   NET CHANGE  PCT CHANGE
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FIVE BIGGEST INCREASES:
Sirius XM Radio Inc SIRI.O 181,243,884   161,851,340   19,392,544    11.98
Juniper Networks Inc JNPR.O 51,657,729    34,911,149   16,746,580    47.97
Fifth Third Bancorp FITB.O  57,577,242    46,852,292   10,724,950    22.89
Cisco Systems Inc CSCO.O    76,609,376    68,721,739    7,887,637    11.48
Huntington Bancshares HBAN.O51,608,090    44,474,228    7,133,862    16.04
FIVE BIGGEST DECREASES:
Sun Microsystems Inc JAVA.O 22,284,228    38,197,279  -15,913,051    -41.66
VeriSign Inc VRSN.O         18,353,598    25,087,958   -6,734,360    -26.84
Broadcom Corp BRCM.O        35,993,077    42,708,595   -6,715,518    -15.72
Oracle Corp ORCL.O          48,609,370    55,207,242   -6,597,872    -11.95
Gilead Sciences Inc GILD.O  17,040,645    23,611,695   -6,571,050    -27.83
FIVE BIGGEST POSITIONS:
Sirius XM Radio Inc          181,243,884    161,851,340   19,392,544    11.98
Level 3 Comm. Inc  LVLT.O  141,837,349    143,078,217   -1,240,868    -0.87
Microsoft Corp MSFT.O       98,963,533    101,353,574   -2,390,041    -2.36
Intel Corp INTC.O           95,304,819     98,819,666   -3,514,847    -3.56
Cisco Systems Inc             76,609,376     68,721,739    7,887,637    11.48
 Source: Nasdaq data as of March 31, 2009.
 (Reporting by Phil Wahba; Editing by Andre Grenon)
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