NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of November 30, 2010, short interest in 2,386 NASDAQ Global MarketSM securities totaled 6,732,687,149 shares compared with 6,728,296,101 shares in 2,390 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of November 15, 2010. The end-of-November short interest represents 3.39 days average daily NASDAQ Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 3.46 days for the prior reporting period.
Short interest in 487 securities on The NASDAQ Capital MarketSM totaled 301,703,821 shares at the end of the settlement date of November 30, 2010 compared with 311,935,355 shares in 486 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 3.48 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period's figure of 3.73.
In summary, short interest in all 2,873 NASDAQ® securities totaled 7,034,390,970 shares at the November 30, 2010 settlement date, compared with 2,876 issues and 7,040,231,456 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 3.39 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 3.47 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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