Nasdaq Announces Mid-Month Open Short Interest Positions in Nasdaq Stocks as of Settlement Date January 15, 2019

Jan 25, 2019

NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of January 15, 2019, short interest in 2,365 Nasdaq Global MarketSM securities totaled 7,709,895,034 shares compared with 7,704,133,868 shares in 2,368 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of December 31, 2018. The mid-January short interest represents 3.70 days average daily Nasdaq Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 3.09 days for the prior reporting period.

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Short interest in 941 securities on The Nasdaq Capital MarketSM totaled 860,151,709 shares at the end of the settlement date of January 15, 2019 compared with 839,705,645 shares in 931 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 3.34 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period’s figure of 3.21.

In summary, short interest in all 3,306 Nasdaq® securities totaled 8,570,046,743 shares at the January 15, 2019 settlement date, compared with 3,299 issues and 8,543,839,513 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 3.66 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 3.10 for the prior reporting period.

The open short interest positions reported or 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.

About Nasdaq:
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Media Contact:
Matthew Sheahan
matthew.sheahan@nasdaq.com

A chart accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/8803b8c9-a710-43c3-a1de-5733063ab26a

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Source: Nasdaq, Inc.

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