NEW YORK, Apr. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of April 15, 2015, short interest in 2,264 NASDAQ Global MarketSM securities totaled 7,692,144,808 shares compared with 7,682,464,601 shares in 2,260 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of March 31, 2015. The Mid-April short interest represents 4.67 days average daily NASDAQ Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 4.52 days for the prior reporting period.
Short interest in 677 securities on The NASDAQ Capital MarketSM totaled 703,542,917 shares at the end of the settlement date of April 15, 2015 compared with 723,072,706 shares in 670 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 4.57 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period’s figure of 4.51.
In summary, short interest in all 2,941 NASDAQ® securities totaled 8,395,687,725 shares at the April 15, 2015 settlement date, compared with 2,930 issues and 8,405,537,307 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 4.66 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 4.52 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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