NEW YORK, May 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of April 30, 2015, short interest in 2,268 NASDAQ Global MarketSM securities totaled 7,599,858,277 shares compared with 7,692,144,808 shares in 2,264 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of April 15, 2015. The end-of-April short interest represents 5.05 days average daily NASDAQ Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 4.67 days for the prior reporting period.
Short interest in 678 securities on The NASDAQ Capital MarketSM totaled 717,685,991 shares at the end of the settlement date of April 30, 2015 compared with 703,542,917 shares in 677 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 3.55 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period’s figure of 4.57.
In summary, short interest in all 2,946 NASDAQ® securities totaled 8,317,544,268 shares at the April 30, 2015 settlement date, compared with 2,941 issues and 8,395,687,725 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 4.87 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 4.66 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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