NEW YORK, March 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of March 14, 2014, short interest in 2,179 NASDAQ Global MarketSM securities totaled 7,533,158,166 shares compared with 7,272,486,663 shares in 2,175 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of February 28, 2013. The Mid-March short interest represents 3.75 days average daily NASDAQ Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 3.99 days for the prior reporting period.
Short interest in 587 securities on The NASDAQ Capital MarketSM totaled 573,727,913 shares at the end of the settlement date of March 14, 2014 compared with 542,583,385 shares in 587 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 2.69 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period's figure of 3.08.
In summary, short interest in all 2,766 NASDAQ® securities totaled 8,106,886,079 shares at the March 14, 2014 settlement date, compared with 2,762 issues and 7,815,070,048 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 3.65 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 3.91 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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