Nasdaq announces month-end open short interest positions
NEW YORK, May 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — At the end of the April 29, 2022 settlement date, short interest on 3,405 Nasdaq Global MarketSM securities totaled 10,357,447,523 shares versus 10,094,454,540 shares in 3,381 reported global market issues for the previous settlement date of April 14, 2022. Short interest at the end of April represents 3.11 days average daily volume of Nasdaq Global Market shares for the reporting period, compared to 3.03 days for the prior reporting period.
Short interest on 2,070 securities on the Nasdaq Capital MarketSM totaled 2,568,314,439 shares at the end of the settlement-delivery date of April 29, 2022 compared to 2,447,103,389 shares in 2,071 securities for the previous financial year. This represents an average daily volume of 1.79 days; the figure for the previous reference period was 1.46.
In summary, short interest for all 5,475 Nasdaq® securities amounted to 12,925,761,962 shares on the settlement date of April 29, 2022, compared to 5,452 issues and 12,541,557,929 shares at the end of the previous financial year. This is an average daily volume of 2.71 days, compared to an average of 2.51 days for the previous reporting period.
The reported short open interest positions for each Nasdaq security reflect the total number of shares sold short by all brokers/dealers, regardless of their exchange affiliations. A short sale generally means the sale of a security that the seller does not own or any sale consummated by the delivery of a security borrowed by or on behalf of the seller.
For more information on Nasdaq Short Interest Positions, including publication dates, visit http://www.nasdaq.com/quotes/short-interest.aspx or http://www.nasdaqtrader.com/ asp/short_interest.asp.
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