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Nasdaq Announces Mid-Month Open Short Interest Positions In Nasdaq Stocks As Of Settlement Date September 15, 2020

At the end of the settlement date of September 15, 2020, short interest in 2,466 Nasdaq Global MarketSM securities totaled 8,187,114,108 shares compared with 8,140,397,566 shares in 2,470 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of August 31, 2020. The mid-August short interest represents 2.97 days compared with 3.54 days for the prior reporting period.

Nasdaq Short Interest Days
  Nasdaq Short Interest Days

Short interest in 1,100 securities on The Nasdaq Capital MarketSM totaled 1,290,825,956 shares at the end of the settlement date of September 15, 2020 compared with 1,272,016,633 shares in 1,082 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents a 1.33 days average daily volume; the previous reporting period’s figure was 1.00.

In summary, short interest in all 3,566 Nasdaq® securities totaled 9,477,940,064 shares at the September 15, 2020 settlement date, compared with 3,552 issues and 9,412,414,199 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 2.54 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 2.52 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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