Nasdaq Announces End-of-Month Open Short Interest Positions in Nasdaq Stocks as of Settlement Date May 31, 2019

Jun 11, 2019

NEW YORK, June 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  At the end of the settlement date of May 31, 2019, short interest in 2,363 Nasdaq Global MarketSM securities totaled 7,955,089,392 shares compared with 7,711,003,086 shares in 2,367 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of May 15, 2019. The end-of-May short interest represents 4.08 days average daily Nasdaq Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 4.11 days for the prior reporting period.

Nasdaq Short Interest Days
Nasdaq Short Interest Days

Short interest in 966 securities on The Nasdaq Capital MarketSM totaled 908,552,762 shares at the end of the settlement date of May 31, 2019 compared with 891,189,174 shares in 964 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 3.66 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period’s figure of 3.89.

In summary, short interest in all 3,329 Nasdaq® securities totaled 8,863,642,154 shares at the May 31, 2019 settlement date, compared with 3,331 issues and 8,602,192,260 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 4.03 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 4.08 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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