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Nasdaq Announces Mid-Month Open Short Interest Positions in Nasdaq Stocks as of Settlement Date May 15, 2018

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NEW YORK, May 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of May 15, 2018, short interest in 2,341 Nasdaq Global MarketSM securities totaled 7,154,838,079 shares compared with 7,180,931,585 shares in 2,336 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of April 30, 2018. The mid-May short interest represents 4.04 days average daily Nasdaq Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 4.56 days for the prior reporting period.

Short interest in 885 securities on The Nasdaq Capital MarketSM totaled 1,048,689,714 shares at the end of the settlement date of May 15, 2018 compared with 1,051,613,428 shares in 885 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 3.30 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period’s figure of 2.88

In summary, short interest in all 3,226 Nasdaq® securities totaled 8,203,527,793 shares at the May 15, 2018 settlement date, compared with 3,221 issues and 8,232,545,013 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 3.93 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 4.24 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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Christine Barna

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