July 24, 2009 / 9:20 PM / 8 years ago

FACTBOX-Biggest changes in Nasdaq short interest

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 July 24 (Reuters) - Short interest on the Nasdaq rose 4.1 percent in mid-July, the exchange said on Friday, suggesting an increase in bearish sentiment in the stock market. For story please see [ID:nNYS005258].
 Below are the five Nasdaq stocks that experienced the largest increases and decreases in their short positions in the first half of July, 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 July 15, while the previous period's data is as of June 30. COMPANY                      NEW DATE       OLD DATE   NET CHANGE  PCT CHANGE ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- FIVE BIGGEST INCREASES: E*Trade Financial   (ETFC.O)  135,357,993   95,942,774   39,415,219     41.08 Cell Therapeutics Inc (CTIC.O) 31,428,479   14,244,326   17,184,153    120.64 Evergreen Solar Inc ESLR.O   30,912,624   22,979,653    7,932,971     34.52 Applied Materials   (AMAT.O)   54,661,221   47,382,033    7,279,188     15.36 Starbucks Corp      (SBUX.O)   48,176,793   41,999,418    6,177,375     14.71 FIVE BIGGEST DECREASES: Sirius XM Radio Inc (SIRI.O)  146,038,635  194,820,020  -48,781,385     -25.04 Sanmina-SCI Corp    (SANM.O)   1,771,396    11,172,618   -9,401,222     -84.15 Intel Corp          (INTC.O)  79,599,664    88,709,534   -9,109,870     -10.27 Level 3 Comm Inc    LVLT.O  101,482,009  109,950,552   -8,468,543      -7.7 Finisar Corp        (FNSR.O)   1,200,475     8,521,489   -7,321,014     -85.91 FIVE BIGGEST POSITIONS: Sirius XM Radio Inc (SIRI.O)  146,038,635  194,820,020  -48,781,385     -25.04 E*Trade Financial (ETFC.O)    135,357,993   95.942,774   39,415,219      41.08 Level 3 Comm Inc  LVLT.O   101,482,009   109,950,552   -8,468,543       -7.7 Microsoft Corp    (MSFT.O)    80,868,407    86,848,410   -5,980,003      -6.89 Intel Corp        (INTC.O)    79,599,664    88,709,534   -9,109,870     -10.27  SOURCE: Nasdaq data as of July 15, Reuters Estimates  (Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Leslie Adler)   

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