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Nasdaq Announces End-of-Month Open Short Interest Positions in Nasdaq Stocks as of Settlement Date June 30, 2015

NEW YORK, July 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of June 30, 2015, short interest in 2,294 Nasdaq Global MarketSM securities totaled 7,981,483,201 shares compared with 8,089,327,605 shares in 2,280 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of June 15, 2015. The end-of-June short interest represents 5.11 days average daily Nasdaq Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 5.02 days for the prior reporting period.

Short interest in 707 securities on The Nasdaq Capital MarketSM totaled 831,261,649 shares at the end of the settlement date of June 30, 2015 compared with 780,034,535 shares in 696 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 4.11 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period’s figure of 4.26.

In summary, short interest in all 3,001 Nasdaq® securities totaled 8,812,744,850 shares at the June 30, 2015 settlement date, compared with 2,976 issues and 8,869,362,140 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 5.00 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 4.94 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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Source:The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.