NEW YORK, July 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of July 13, 2018, short interest in 2,353 Nasdaq Global Market℠ securities totaled 7,298,561,701 shares, compared with 7,435,196,979 shares in 2,348 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of June 29, 2018. The mid-July short interest represents 4.42 days average daily Nasdaq Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 3.65 days for the prior reporting period.
Short interest in 896 securities on The Nasdaq Capital Market℠ totaled 1,146,739,509 shares at the end of the settlement date of July 13, 2018, compared with 1,153,082,488 shares in 894 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 3.65 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period’s figure of 2.80.
In summary, short interest in all 3,249 Nasdaq® securities totaled 8,445,301,210 shares at the July 13, 2018 settlement date, compared with 3,242 issues and 8,588,279,467 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 4.30 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 3.51 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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