NEW YORK, Aug. 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of August 15, 2017, short interest in 2,352 Nasdaq Global MarketSM securities totaled 7,365,215,632 shares compared with 7,281,448,640 shares in 2,329 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of June 30, 2017. The mid-August short interest represents 4.42 days average daily Nasdaq Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 5.14 days for the prior reporting period.
Short interest in 851 securities on The Nasdaq Capital MarketSM totaled 935,638,525 shares at the end of the settlement date of August 15, 2017 compared with 902,474,679 shares in 840 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 2.94 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period’s figure of 2.63.
In summary, short interest in all 3,203 Nasdaq® securities totaled 8,300,854,157 shares at the August 15, 2017 settlement date, compared with 3,169 issues and 8,183,923,319 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 4.18 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 4.65 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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