Nasdaq announces open short interest positions at the end of the month

NEW YORK, Nov. 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — At the end of the settlement date of October 31, 2022, short interest on 3,440 Nasdaq Global MarketSM securities totaled 10,444,123,033 shares versus 10,553,498,844 shares in 3,446 reported global market issues for the previous settlement date of October 14, 2022. Short interest at the end of October represents average daily volume Nasdaq Global Market shares of 2.81 days for the reporting period, compared to 2.96 days for the prior reporting period.

Short interest on 2,065 securities on the Nasdaq Capital MarketSM totaled 2,075,287,895 shares at the end of the settlement-delivery date of October 31, 2022 compared to 2,005,072,706 shares in 2,080 securities for the previous financial year. This represents an average daily volume of 1.77 days; the figure for the previous reference period was 2.21.

In summary, short interest for all 5,505 Nasdaq® securities amounted to 12,519,410,928 shares on the settlement date of October 31, 2022, compared to 5,526 issues and 12,558,571,550 shares at the end of the previous financial year. This is an average daily volume of 2.56 days, compared to an average of 2.81 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.

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