NEW YORK, Nov. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of October 29, 2021, short interest in 2,930 Nasdaq Global MarketSM securities totaled 8,884,071,135 shares compared with 8,844,587,706 shares in 2,878 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of October 15, 2021. The end-of-September short interest represent 3.12 days average daily Nasdaq Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 3.20 days for the prior reporting period.
Short interest in 2,114 securities on The Nasdaq Capital MarketSM totaled 2,400,355,493 shares at the end of the settlement date of October 29, 2021 compared with 2,387,690,210 shares in 2,106 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents a 1.56 day average daily volume; the previous reporting period’s figure was 1.32.
In summary, short interest in all 5,044 Nasdaq® securities totaled 11,284,426,628 shares at the October 29, 2021 settlement date, compared with 4,984 issues and 11,232,277,916 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 2.57 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 2.45 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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