Nasdaq Announces End-of-Month Open Short Interest Positions in Nasdaq Stocks as of Settlement Date January 29, 2021
02/09/2021 | 04:06pm EDT
NEW YORK, Feb. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of January 29, 2021, short interest in 2,595 Nasdaq Global MarketSM securities totaled 7,789,857,528 shares compared with 8,357,995,856 shares in 2,580 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of January 15, 2021. The end-of-January short interest represent 2.47 days average daily Nasdaq Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 3.18 days for the prior reporting period.
Short interest in 1,397 securities on The Nasdaq Capital MarketSM totaled 1,617,126,958 shares at the end of the settlement date of January 29, 2021 compared with 1,660,925,332 shares in 1,367 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 3,992 Nasdaq® securities totaled 9,406,984,486 shares at the January 29, 2021 settlement date, compared with 3,947 issues and 10,018,921,188 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 1.39 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 1.71 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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