NEW YORK, July 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of July 15, 2014, short interest in 2,221 NASDAQ Global Market SM securities totaled 8,117,141,439 shares compared with 8,308,590,157 shares in 2,220 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of June 30, 2014. The Mid-July short interest represents 4.48 days average daily NASDAQ Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 4.80 days for the prior reporting period.
Short interest in 609 securities on The NASDAQ Capital Market SM totaled 616,632,206 shares at the end of the settlement date of July 15, 2014 compared with 640,416,131 shares in 610 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 4.28 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period's figure of 4.28.
In summary, short interest in all 2,830 NASDAQ® securities totaled 8,733,773,645 shares at the July 15, 2014 settlement date, compared with 2,830 issues and 8,949,006,288 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 4.47 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 4.76 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 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. NASDAQ OMX is home to more than 3,400 listed companies with a market value of over $8.5 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com . NDAQO
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