Nasdaq Announces Mid-Month Open Short Interest Positions In Nasdaq Stocks As Of Settlement Date May 15, 2019
At the end of the settlement date of May 15, 2019, short interest in 2,376 Nasdaq Global MarketSM securities totaled 7,711,003,086 shares compared with 7,666,796,555 shares in 2,368 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of April 30, 2019. The mid-April short interest represents 4.11 compared with 4.48 days for the prior reporting period.
Short interest in 964 securities on The Nasdaq Capital MarketSM totaled 891,189,174 shares at the end of the settlement date of April 15, 2019 compared with 878,752,042 shares in 962 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 3.89 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period’s figure of 2.77.
In summary, short interest in all 3,331 Nasdaq® securities totaled 8,602,192,260 shares at the April 15, 2019 settlement date, compared with 3,330 issues and 8,545,548,597 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 4.08 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 4.21 for the prior 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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