NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of September 14, 2018, short interest in 2,369 Nasdaq Global MarketSM securities totaled 7,523,975,122 shares compared with 7,314,133,731 shares in 2,365 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of August 31, 2018. The mid-September short interest represents 4.47 days average daily Nasdaq Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 4.80 days for the prior reporting period.
Short interest in 939 securities on The Nasdaq Capital MarketSM totaled 1,165,368,816 shares at the end of the settlement date of September 14, 2018 compared with 1,098,458,755 shares in 936 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 2.39 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period’s figure of 2.72.
In summary, short interest in all 3,308 Nasdaq® securities totaled 8,689,343,938 shares at the September 14, 2018 settlement date, compared with 3,301 issues and 8,412,592,486 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 4.00 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 4.37.
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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