NEW YORK, March 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of March 15, 2018, short interest in 2,331 Nasdaq Global MarketSM securities totaled 7,230,277,603 shares compared with 7,052,302,122 shares in 2,345 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of February 28, 2018. The mid-March short interest represents 3.96 days average daily Nasdaq Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 3.72 days for the prior reporting period.
Short interest in 886 securities on The Nasdaq Capital MarketSM totaled 941,231,508 shares at the end of the settlement date of March 15, 2018 compared with 891,372,909 shares in 874 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 2.84 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period’s figure of 3.04
In summary, short interest in all 3,217 Nasdaq® securities totaled 8,171,509,111 shares at the March 15, 2018 settlement date, compared with 3,219 issues and 7,943,675,031 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 3.79 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 3.63 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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