NEW YORK, April 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of April 15, 2016, short interest in 2,305 Nasdaq Global MarketSM securities totaled 8,009,519,261 shares compared with 8,166,679,657 shares in 2,301 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of March 31, 2016. The Mid-April short interest represents 5.12 days average daily Nasdaq Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 4.90 days for the prior reporting period.
Short interest in 756 securities on The Nasdaq Capital MarketSM totaled 684,210,608 shares at the end of the settlement date of April 15, 2016 compared with 695,608,817 shares in 753 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 4.74 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period’s figure of 3.89.
In summary, short interest in all 3,061 Nasdaq® securities totaled 8,693,729,869 shares at the April 15, 2016 settlement date, compared with 3,054 issues and 8,862,288,474 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 5.08 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 4.8 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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