NEW YORK, May 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of April 28, 2017, short interest in 2,322 Nasdaq Global MarketSM securities totaled 7,409,700,882 shares compared with 7,392,861,463 shares in 2,331 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of April 13, 2017. The end-of-April short interest represents 5.23 days average daily Nasdaq Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 4.81 days for the prior reporting period.
Short interest in 799 securities on The Nasdaq Capital MarketSM totaled 811,108,534 shares at the end of the settlement date of April 28, 2017 compared with 786,725,908 shares in 795 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 3.24 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period’s figure of 2.61.
In summary, short interest in all 3,121 Nasdaq® securities totaled 8,220,809,416 shares at the April 28, 2017 settlement date, compared with 3,126 issues and 8,179,587,371 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 4.94 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 4.44 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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