NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of January 13, 2017, short interest in 2,355 Nasdaq Global MarketSM securities totaled 7,113,199,016 shares compared with 7,148,012,301 shares in 2,352 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of December 30, 2016. The mid-January short interest represents 5.37 days average daily Nasdaq Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 4.19 days for the prior reporting period.
Short interest in 778 securities on The Nasdaq Capital MarketSM totaled 652,694,509 shares at the end of the settlement date of January 13, 2017 compared with 652,229,082 shares in 779 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 3.16 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period’s figure of 2.32.
In summary, short interest in all 3,133 Nasdaq® securities totaled 7,765,893,525 shares at the January 13, 2017 settlement date, compared with 3,131 issues and 7,800,241,383 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 5.07 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 3.92 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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