NEW YORK, July 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of July 15, 2020, short interest in 2,445 Nasdaq Global MarketSM securities totaled 8,029,866,866 shares compared with 8,284,881,466 shares in 2,450 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of June 30, 2020. The mid-July short interest represents 2.71 days compared with 2.67 days for the prior reporting period.
Short interest in 1,053 securities on The Nasdaq Capital MarketSM totaled 1,189,360,959 shares at the end of the settlement date of July 15, 2020 compared with 1,221,300,387 shares in 1,047 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 3,498 Nasdaq® securities totaled 9,219,227,825 shares at the July 15, 2020 settlement date, compared with 3,497 issues and 9,506,181,853 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 1.92 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 1.93 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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