NEW YORK, Aug. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of August 15, 2018, short interest in 2,360 Nasdaq Global MarketSM securities totaled 7,299,646,328 shares compared with 7,262,547,835 shares in 2,368 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of July 31, 2018. The mid-July short interest represents 4.90 days average daily Nasdaq Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 4.88 days for the prior reporting period.
Short interest in 927 securities on The Nasdaq Capital MarketSM totaled 1,107,220,091 shares at the end of the settlement date of August 15, 2018 compared with 1,118,675,308 shares in 908 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 3.39 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period’s figure of 3.42.
In summary, short interest in all 3,287 Nasdaq® securities totaled 8,406,866,419 shares at the August 15, 2018 settlement date, compared with 3,276 issues and 8,381,223,143 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 4.63 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 4.61 days for the previous reporting period.
A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/ee620c95-8afc-4e6e-92d1-996584336840
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
Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 100 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to approximately 4,000 total listings with a market value of approximately $14 trillion. To learn more, visit: http://business.nasdaq.com.
In This StoryNDAQ
Nasdaq Press Center
Read the latest press releases, request a press kit, and get in touch with our press team.