NEW YORK, May 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of April 29, 2016, short interest in 2,313 Nasdaq Global MarketSM securities totaled 7,785,833,668 shares compared with 8,009,519,261 shares in 2,305 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of April 15, 2016. The end-of-April short interest represents 4.83 days average daily Nasdaq Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 5.12 days for the prior reporting period.
Short interest in 759 securities on The Nasdaq Capital MarketSM totaled 660,264,004 shares at the end of the settlement date of April 29, 2016 compared with 684,210,608 shares in 756 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 4.29 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period’s figure of 4.74.
In summary, short interest in all 3,072 Nasdaq® securities totaled 8,446,097,672 shares at the April 29, 2016 settlement date, compared with 3,061 issues and 8,693,729,869 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 4.78 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 5.08 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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