NEW YORK, March 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of March 13, 2015, short interest in 2,264 NASDAQ Global MarketSM securities totaled 7,722,396,733 shares compared with 7,619,971,690 shares in 2,269 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of February 27, 2015. The Mid-February short interest represents 4.58 days average daily NASDAQ Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 4.69 days for the prior reporting period.
Short interest in 666 securities on The NASDAQ Capital MarketSM totaled 692,707,225 shares at the end of the settlement date of March 13, 2015 compared with 674,407,421 shares in 658 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 3.65 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period’s figure of 4.08.
In summary, short interest in all 2,930 NASDAQ® securities totaled 8,415,103,958 shares at the March 13, 2015 settlement date, compared with 2,927 issues and 8,294,379,111 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 4.48 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 4.64 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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