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NASDAQ Announces End-of-Month Open Short Interest Positions in NASDAQ Stocks as of Settlement Date July 31, 2012


NEW YORK, Aug. 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of July 31, 2012, short interest in 2,206 NASDAQ Global MarketSM securities totaled 7,315,848,792 shares compared with 7,311,288,074 shares in 2,212 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of July 13, 2012. The end-of-July short interest represents 4.65 days average daily NASDAQ Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 4.82 days for the prior reporting period.

Short interest in 506 securities on The NASDAQ Capital MarketSM totaled 384,455,995 shares at the end of the settlement date of July 31, 2012 compared with 405,265,715 shares in 511 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 5.16 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period's figure of 6.82.

In summary, short interest in all 2,712 NASDAQ® securities totaled 7,700,304,787 shares at the July 31, 2012 settlement date, compared with 2,723 issues and 7,716,553,789 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 4.67 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 4.90 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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