NEW YORK, July 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of June 29, 2012, short interest in 2,210 NASDAQ Global MarketSM securities totaled 7,338,339,434 shares compared with 7,377,726,620 shares in 2,219 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of June 15, 2012. The end-of-June short interest represents 4.09 days average daily NASDAQ Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 4.44 days for the prior reporting period.
Short interest in 508 securities on The NASDAQ Capital MarketSM totaled 418,270,049 shares at the end of the settlement date of June 29, 2012 compared with 449,817,393 shares in 502 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 4.73 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period's figure of 8.21.
In summary, short interest in all 2,718 NASDAQ® securities totaled 7,756,609,483 shares at the June 29, 2012 settlement date, compared with 2,721 issues and 7,827,544,013 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 4.12 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 4.56 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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