NEW YORK, Nov. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of November 15, 2013, short interest in 2,164 NASDAQ Global Market SM securities totaled 7,229,628,380 shares compared with 7,089,039,766 shares in 2,149 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of October 31, 2013. The Mid-November short interest represents 3.80 days average daily NASDAQ Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 4.07 days for the prior reporting period.
Short interest in 564 securities on The NASDAQ Capital Market SM totaled 494,926,538 shares at the end of the settlement date of November 15, 2013 compared with 475,200,568 shares in 559 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 4.02 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period's figure of 3.71.
In summary, short interest in all 2,728 NASDAQ® securities totaled 7,724,554,918 shares at the November 15, 2013 settlement date, compared with 2,708 issues and 7,564,240,334 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 3.81 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 4.05 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. 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 OMX Group NASDAQ OMX (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, NASDAQ OMX enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 80 marketplaces in 50 countries, and approximately 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. NASDAQ OMX is home to more than 3,300 listed companies with a market value of over $7 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com . NDAQO
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