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Nasdaq Announces End-of-Month Open Short Interest Positions in Nasdaq Stocks as of Settlement Date November 30, 2018

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NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of November 30, 2018, short interest in 2,377 Nasdaq Global MarketSM securities totaled 7,708,952,189 shares compared with 7,720,612,339 shares in 2,379 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of November 15, 2018. The end-of-November short interest represents 3.81 days average daily Nasdaq Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 3.23 days for the prior reporting period.

Short interest in 930 securities on The Nasdaq Capital MarketSM totaled 873,574,784 shares at the end of the settlement date of November 30, 2018 compared with 898,937,650 shares in 936 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 3.90 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period’s figure of 3.26.

In summary, short interest in all 3,307 Nasdaq® securities totaled 8,582,526,973 shares at the November 30, 2018 settlement date, compared with 3,315 issues and 8,619,549,989 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 3.81 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 3.23 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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Matthew Sheahan

matthew.sheahan@nasdaq.com

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