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Nasdaq Announces End-of-Month Open Short Interest Positions in Nasdaq Stocks as of Settlement Date April 29, 2016

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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.

For more information on Nasdaq Short interest positions, including publication dates, visit

http://www.nasdaq.com/quotes/short-interest.aspx or http://www.nasdaqtrader.com/asp/short_interest.asp.

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