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REIT short interest falls in June 2nd half

U.S.REITs logged a 3-basis-point decline in average short interest during the secondhalf of June, with shorts dropping to 3.36% of all outstanding shares 3.39% at June 15.

By sector,the largest short-interest gain during the period between June 15 and June 30 camefrom office REITs, which saw shorts rise 32 basis points to 3.41% of outstandingshares. Healthcare and specialty REITs witnessed the second- and third-greatestincreases in shorts, with rises of 29 basis points to 3.84% and 21 basis pointsto 3.84% of outstanding shares, respectively, during the period.

Self-storageREITs saw the largest decline in average short interest during the period, withshorts plunging 75 basis points to 1.94% of outstanding shares.

On acompany basis, Seritage Growth Propertiessaw the largest short-interest gain as of June 30, with shorts surging 550 basispoints to 18.89% of its shares held short, also making it the most shorted REITstock during the period.

logged thegreatest short-interest drop during the period, with shorts falling 335 basis pointsto 10.68% of its outstanding shares.