Nasdaq Announces Mid-Month Open Short Interest Positions in Nasdaq Stocks as of Settlement Date January 15, 2021
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NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of January 15, 2021, short interest in 2,580 Nasdaq Global MarketSM securities totaled 8,357,995,856 shares compared with 8,444,669,455 shares in 2,570 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of December 31, 2020. The mid-January short interest represents 3.18 days compared with 2.58 days for the prior reporting period.
Short interest in 1,367 securities on The Nasdaq Capital MarketSM totaled 1,660,925,332 shares at the end of the settlement date of January 15, 2021 compared with 1,530,262,160 shares in 1,324 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents a 1.0 day average daily volume; the previous reporting period’s figure was also 1.0.
In summary, short interest in all 3,947 Nasdaq® securities totaled 10,018,921,188 shares at the January 15, 2021 settlement date, compared with 3,894 issues and 9,974,931,615 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 1.71 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 1.90 days 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.
For more information on Nasdaq Short interest positions, including publication dates, visithttp://www.nasdaq.com/quotes/short-interest.aspx or http://www.nasdaqtrader.com/asp/short_interest.asp.
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