NEW YORK, May 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of May 15, 2021, short interest in 2,645 Nasdaq Global Market℠ securities totaled 8,678,246,449 shares compared with 8,459,989,651 shares in 2,637 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of April 30, 2021. The mid-May short interest represents 3.11 days compared with 3.21 days for the prior reporting period.
Short interest in 1,887 securities on The Nasdaq Capital Market℠ totaled 2,290,362,220 shares at the end of the settlement date of May 14, 2021 compared with 2,220,105,495 shares in 1,839 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents a 1.13 day average daily volume; the previous reporting period’s figure was 1.13.
In summary, short interest in all 4,532 Nasdaq® securities totaled 10,968,608,669 shares at the May 14, 2021 settlement date, compared with 4,476 issues and 10,680,095,146 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 2.28 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 2.51 days for the prior 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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