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Nasdaq Announces End-of-Month Open Short Interest Positions in Nasdaq Stocks as of Settlement Date May 31, 2016


NEW YORK, June 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of May 31, 2016, short interest in  2,307  Nasdaq Global MarketSM securities totaled  7,885,936,338  shares compared with  7,897,704,412  shares in  2,306  Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of May 13, 2016. The end-of-May short interest represents  4.73  days average daily Nasdaq Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with  4.42  days for the prior reporting period.

Short interest in  761  securities on The Nasdaq Capital MarketSM totaled  666,611,494  shares at the end of the settlement date of May 31, 2016 compared with  667,712,477  shares in  763  securities for the previous reporting period. This represents  4.04  days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period’s figure of  4.18.

In summary, short interest in all  3,068  Nasdaq® securities totaled  8,552,547,832  shares at the May 31, 2016 settlement date, compared with  3,069  issues and  8,565,416,889  shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is  4.67  days average daily volume, compared with an average of 4.4 days for the previous reporting period.

The open short interest positions reported for each Nasdaq security reflect the total number of shares sold short by all broker/dealers regardless of their exchange affiliations.  A short sale is generally understood to mean the sale of a security that the seller does not own or any sale that is consummated by the delivery of a security borrowed by or for the account of the seller.

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