Nasdaq Announces End-of-Month Open Short Interest Positions in Nasdaq Stocks as of Settlement Date December 30, 2016
NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of December 30, 2016, short interest in 2,352 Nasdaq Global MarketSM securities totaled 7,148,012,301 shares compared with 7,263,328,158 shares in 2,356 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of December 15, 2016. The end-of-December short interest represents 4.19 days average daily Nasdaq Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 4.67 days for the prior reporting period.
Short interest in 779 securities on The Nasdaq Capital MarketSM totaled 652,229,082 shares at the end of the settlement date of December 30, 2016 compared with 655,564,005 shares in 786 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 2.32 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period’s figure of 2.40.
In summary, short interest in all 3,131 Nasdaq® securities totaled 7,800,241,383 shares at the December 30, 2016 settlement date, compared with 3,142 issues and 7,918,892,163 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 3.92 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 4.33 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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