NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of July 31, 2020, short interest in 2,455 Nasdaq Global MarketSM securities totaled 7,932,329,822 shares compared with 8,029,866,866 shares in 2,445 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of July 15, 2020. The end-of-June short interest represent 2.75 days average daily Nasdaq Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 2.71 days for the prior reporting period.
Short interest in 1,062 securities on The Nasdaq Capital MarketSM totaled 1,235,640,598 shares at the end of the settlement date of July 31, 2020 compared with 1,189,360,959 shares in 1,053 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 1.0 day average daily volume; the previous reporting period’s figure was also 1.0.
In summary, short interest in all 3,517 Nasdaq® securities totaled 9,167,970,420 shares at the July 31, 2020 settlement date, compared with 3,498 issues and 99,219,227,825 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 2.09 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 1.92 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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