NEW YORK, Oct. 09, 2018 — At the end of the settlement date of September 28, 2018, short interest in 2,374 Nasdaq Global MarketSM securities totaled 7,693,478,869 shares compared with 7,523,975,122 shares in 2,369 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of September 14, 2018. The end-of-September short interest represents 4.21 days average daily Nasdaq Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 4.47 days for the prior reporting period.
Short interest in 936 securities on The Nasdaq Capital MarketSM totaled 1,093,750,237 shares at the end of the settlement date of September 28, 2018 compared with 1,165,368,816 shares in 939 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 1.90 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period’s figure of 2.39.
In summary, short interest in all 3,310 Nasdaq® securities totaled 8,787,229,106 shares at the September 28, 2018 settlement date, compared with 3,308 issues and 8,689,343,938 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 3.66 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 4.00 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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