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Most Shares Sold Short

Institution Position

1 PNC Bank Corp. 35,106,860

2 Fleet Financial Group Inc. 23,032,277

3 Bank of New York 10,715,324

4 Citicorp 10,207,878

5 First Union Corp. 8,799,323

6 NationsBank Corp. 6,735,901

7 Norwest Corp. 6,337,040

8 National City Corp. 6,033,395

9 Banc One Corp. 6,008,818

10 First USA Inc. 5,137,390

Most Days to Cover

Institution Days

1 Fleet Financial Group Inc. 49.8

2 Southern National Corp. 33.7

3 Glendale Federal Bank 29

4 PNC Bank Corp. 23.4

5 Lomas Financial Corp. 23.2

6 First Bank System Inc. 22

7 Bank of New York 21.1

8 National City Corp. 19.2

9 First Union Corp. 18.7

10 First USA Inc. 16.4

Largest Unit Increases

Institution Unit Chng

1 PNC Bank Corp. 5,258,419

2 First Union Corp. 2,792,903

3 NationsBank Corp. 1,655,825

4 Banc One Corp. 1,285,059

5 Fleet Financial Group 1,029,016

6 National City Corp. 806,226

7 First Chicago Corp. 655,435

8 Chemical Banking Corp. 583,765

9 Citicorp 527,988

10 Glendale Federal Bank 516,017

Largest Unit Decreases

Institution Unit Chng

1 Federal Home Loan Mortgage -2,503,030

2 BankAmerica Corp. -1,243,385

3 American Express Co. -910,948

4 Chase Manhattan Corp. -650,424

5 Shawmut National Corp. -640,604

6 Great Western Financial Cor -508,542

7 Comerica Inc. -475,371

8 Barnett Banks Inc. -437,929

9 Dean Witter Discover & Co. -417,517

10 NBD Bancorp -401,749

Largest Percent Increases

Institution Pct Chng

1 Integra Financial Corp. 295.60%

2 AT&T Capital Corp. 142.40%

3 AmeriCredit Corp. 137.30%

4 Golden West Financial Corp. 107.40%

5 First Chicago Corp. 78.50%

6 Republic New York Corp. 77.00%

7 Foothill Group Inc. 49.30%

8 First Union Corp. 46.50%

9 NationsBank Corp. 32.60%

10 Banc One Corp. 27.20%

Largest Percent Decreases

Institution Pct Chng

1 Federal Home Loan Mortgage -69.90%

2 Unionfed Financial Corp. -61.90%

3 Commercial Federal Corp. -57.20%

4 Dean Witter Discover & Co. -52.00%

5 Finova Group Inc. -43.40%

6 City National Corp. -42.20%

7 First of America Bank Corp. -38.10%

8 Star Banc Corp. -37.10%

9 Signet Banking Corp. -34.00%

10 North American Mortgage Co. -33.60% === AMEX listing. * Number of days to cover short interest, assuming average daily trading volume holds constant and that all volume is used in settlement of short positions. ** Rankings limited to issues with open short positions at current settlement date. Overall highlights rankings limited to issues with open short positions of at least 10,000 shares at current or prior settlement dates, with an average daily trading volume of at least 25,000 shares. S Figures adjusted for stock split or dividend. R Prior figures revised. Sources: New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange. Compiled by American Banker.

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