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Nasdaq Announces End-of-Month Open Short Interest Positions in Nasdaq Stocks as of Settlement Date December 31, 2019

NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of December 31, 2019, short interest in 2,425 Nasdaq Global MarketSM securities totaled 8,231,112,337 shares compared with 8,153,100,583 shares in 2,401 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of December 13, 2019. The end-of-December short interest represents 4.15 days average daily Nasdaq Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 4.81 days for the prior reporting period.

Short interest in 1,038 securities on The Nasdaq Capital MarketSM totaled 1,007,726,573 shares at the end of the settlement date of December 31, 2019 compared with 922,202,963 shares in 1,015 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 2.33 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period’s figure of 2.72.

In summary, short interest in all 3,463 Nasdaq® securities totaled 9,238,838,910 shares at the December 31, 2019 settlement date, compared with 3,416 issues and 9,085,303,546 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 3.82 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 4.47 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.

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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