NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of September 13, 2013, short interest in 2,127 NASDAQ Global MarketSM securities totaled 7,061,571,599 shares compared with 6,959,211,368 shares in 2,128 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of August 30, 2013. The Mid-September short interest represents 4.86 days average daily NASDAQ Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 5.03 days for the prior reporting period.
Short interest in 541 securities on The NASDAQ Capital MarketSM totaled 486,790,225 shares at the end of the settlement date of September 13, 2013 compared with 482,841,711 shares in 543 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 5.57 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period's figure of 5.93.
In summary, short interest in all 2,668 NASDAQ® securities totaled 7,548,361,824 shares at the September 13, 2013 settlement date, compared with 2,671 issues and 7,442,053,079 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 4.90 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 5.08 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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