If you look at the conglomerate short selling despite the actual rise in NYSE short selling, it appears that the short sellers finally decided that these large cap and mega-cap conglomerates were finally ready to hold their own in the stock market for the attention of investment dollars. Anyhow, there are some exceptions, but by and large the results speak for themselves.
Based on information received from members and member organizations,short interest increased to 12,950,726,148 from 12,467,283,409 as ofJune 15, 2007.
CONGLOMERATE (TICKER) JULY JUNE CHANGE
General Electric (GE) 59.15M 59.90M -1.26%
3M Co. (MMM) 8.57M 9.95M -13%
United Tech (UTX) 9.13M 7.87M +15%
Textron (TXT) 1.26M 1.52M -16%
Brookfield Asset Mgmt. (BAM) 1.49M 1.00M +49%
Philips (PHG) 946K 995K -5%
Siemens (SI) 623K 1.02M -39%
Jon C. Ogg
July 20, 2007
Jon Ogg can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org; he does not own securities in the companies he covers.