NEW YORK, June 24, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of June 15, 2011, short interest in 2,310 NASDAQ Global MarketSM securities totaled 6,936,906,878 shares compared with 6,876,160,355 shares in 2,319 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of May 31, 2011. The mid-June short interest represents 3.63 days average daily NASDAQ Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 3.62 days for the prior reporting period.
Short interest in 491 securities on The NASDAQ Capital MarketSM totaled 375,905,394 shares at the end of the settlement date of June 15, 2011 compared with 372,954,043 shares in 493 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 4.61 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period's figure of 4.34.
In summary, short interest in all 2,801 NASDAQ® securities totaled 7,312,812,272 shares at the June 15, 2011 settlement date, compared with 2,812 issues and 7,249,114,398 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 3.67 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 3.65 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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