NEW YORK, July 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of July 15, 2016, short interest in 2,329 Nasdaq Global MarketSM securities totaled 7,875,755,447 shares compared with 7,887,260,999 shares in 2,316 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of June 30, 2016. The Mid-July short interest represents 3.89 days average daily Nasdaq Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 4.76 days for the prior reporting period.
Short interest in 755 securities on The Nasdaq Capital MarketSM totaled 636,719,805 shares at the end of the settlement date of July 15, 2016 compared with 668,143,510 shares in 767 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 2.96 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period’s figure of 3.22.
In summary, short interest in all 3,084 Nasdaq® securities totaled 8,512,475,252 shares at the July 15, 2016 settlement date, compared with 3,083 issues and 8,555,404,509 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 3.80 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 4.59 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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