Even with banking and financial stocks at unprecedented heights, short- sellers have been unwilling to bet against the sector.

Short interest in banking and related companies traded on the New York and American Stock Exchanges edged up just 0.7% to 173.4 million shares in the month ending June 13, according to the American Banker monthly tally of exchange data.

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