NEW YORK, March 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of February 29, 2016, short interest in 2,296 Nasdaq Global MarketSM securities totaled 8,306,919,216 shares compared with 8,298,190,416 shares in 2,300 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of February 12, 2016. The end-of-February short interest represents 4.05 days average daily Nasdaq Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 3.95 days for the prior reporting period.
Short interest in 749 securities on The Nasdaq Capital MarketSM totaled 761,337,579 shares at the end of the settlement date of February 29, 2016 compared with 783,885,164 shares in 742 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 3.75 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period’s figure of 5.54.
In summary, short interest in all 3,045 Nasdaq® securities totaled 9,068,256,795 shares at the February 29, 2016 settlement date, compared with 3,042 issues and 9,082,075,580 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 4.03 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 4.05 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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