Nasdaq Announces End-of-Month Open Short Interest Positions in Nasdaq Stocks as of Settlement Date March 29, 2019
NEW YORK, April 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of March 29, 2019, short interest in 2,357 Nasdaq Global MarketSM securities totaled 7,861,097,225 shares compared with 7,804,885,951 shares in 2,359 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of March 15, 2019. The end-of-March short interest represents 4.12 days average daily Nasdaq Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 3.71 days for the prior reporting period.
Short interest in 962 securities on The Nasdaq Capital MarketSM totaled 860,496,524 shares at the end of the settlement date of March 29, 2019 compared with 843,620,258 shares in 958 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 2.61 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period’s figure of 2.82.
In summary, short interest in all 3,319 Nasdaq® securities totaled 8,721,593,749 shares at the March 29, 2019 settlement date, compared with 3,317 issues and 8,648,506,209 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 3.90 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 3.60 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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