Nasdaq Announces Mid-Month Open Short Interest Positions in Nasdaq Stocks as of Settlement Date May 15, 2020

May 27, 2020

NEW YORK, May 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of May 15, 2020, short interest in 2,423 Nasdaq Global MarketSM securities totaled 7,989,729,389 shares compared with 7,740,375,584 shares in 2,422 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of April 30, 2020. The mid-May short interest represents 2.90 days compared with 2.91 days for the prior reporting period.

Nasdaq Short Interest Days
Nasdaq Short Interest Days

Short interest in 1,033 securities on The Nasdaq Capital MarketSM totaled 1,088,545,167 shares at the end of the settlement date of May 15, 2020 compared with 1,049,509,012 shares in 1,036 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 1.00 days average daily volume; the previous reporting period’s figure was 1.00.

In summary, short interest in all 3,456 Nasdaq® securities totaled 9,078,274,556 shares at the May 15, 2020 settlement date, compared with 3,458 issues and 8,789,884,596 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 2.36 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 2.37 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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