NEW YORK, June 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of June 14, 2013, short interest in 2,127 NASDAQ Global MarketSM securities totaled 7,160,090,825 shares compared with 7,086,073,872 shares in 2,127 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of May 31, 2013. The mid-June short interest represents 4.24 days average daily NASDAQ Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 4.07 days for the prior reporting period.
Short interest in 526 securities on The NASDAQ Capital MarketSM totaled 413,693,558 shares at the end of the settlement date of June 14, 2013 compared with 402,587,836 shares in 529 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 3.90 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period's figure of 4.56.
In summary, short interest in all 2,653 NASDAQ® securities totaled 7,573,784,383 shares at the June 14, 2013 settlement date, compared with 2,656 issues and 7,488,661,708 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 4.22 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 4.09 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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