NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of September 30, 2013, short interest in 2,143 NASDAQ Global MarketSM securities totaled 7,096,278,074 shares compared with 7,061,571,599 shares in 2,127 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of September 13, 2013. The end-of-September short interest represents 4.29 days average daily NASDAQ Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 4.86 days for the prior reporting period.
Short interest in 546 securities on The NASDAQ Capital MarketSM totaled 489,368,382 shares at the end of the settlement date of September 30, 2013 compared with 486,790,225 shares in 541 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 4.22 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period's figure of 5.57.
In summary, short interest in all 2,689 NASDAQ® securities totaled 7,585,646,456 shares at the September 30, 2013 settlement date, compared with 2,668 issues and 7,548,361,824 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 4.29 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 4.90 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.
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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