Short interest dipped in July first half on NYSE

Short interest equal to 3.65% of shares outstanding

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The following is from NYSE Group...

New York, July 24, 2012 -- The NYSE Group, Inc. today reported short interest as of the close of business on the settlement date of July 13, 2012.

Based on information received from members and member organizations, short interest decreased to 13,964,545,217 shares from 14,115,738,061 shares (revised) on June 29, 2012. This was a decrease of 151,192,844 shares.

The short interest on July 13 was equal to 3.65 percent of the total shares outstanding.

The short interest in warrants as of July 13 amounted to 47,171,326 warrants, compared to 52,664,926 warrants the previous period.

As of the settlement date, there were 4,562 stocks and 52 warrants available for trading. Of these, 3,814 issues had either a short position of at least 5,000 shares or a change of 2,000 shares since the last monthly report.

A short sale is any sale of a security that the seller does not own or any sale that is completed by the delivery of a borrowed security.

Today's short interest report and the preceding 23 are shown below: 

  July 13, 2012   13,964,545,217
  June 29, 2012   14,115,738,061
  June 15, 2012   14,700,978,002
  May 31, 2012    14,268,795,665
  May 15, 2012   13,458,572,762
  April 30, 2012    13,095,788,568

  April 13, 2012 

  12,941,173,563 

  March 30, 2012 

  12,632,330,667

  March 15, 2012 

  12,833,568,653

  February 29, 2012 

  12,576,361,344

  February 15, 2012 

  12,565,610,623 

  January 31, 2012 

  12,521,381,935 

  January 13, 2012 

  12,534,302,697 

  December 30, 2011 

  13,317,367,775

  December 15, 2011 

  13,436,820,381

  November 30, 2011 

  14,271,199,964 

  November 15, 2011 

  14,052,043,433

  October 31, 2011 

  14,118,792,215

  October 14, 2011 

  14,679,009,526 

  September 30, 2011 

  16,087,936,195 

  September 15, 2011 

  15,281,962,241 

  August 31, 2011 

  14,766,409,696 

  August 15, 2011 

  13,739,514,818 

  July 29, 2011 

  13,832,322,940 

  July 15, 2011 

  13,874,525,417 

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