Nasdaq Announces End-of-Month Open Short Interest Positions in Nasdaq Stocks as of Settlement Date August 31, 2016

NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — At the end of the settlement date of August 31, 2016, short interest in  2,329  Nasdaq Global MarketSM securities totaled  7,371,196,258  shares compared with 7,501,329,605  shares in  2,334  Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of August 15, 2016. The end-of-July short interest represents 5.23 days average daily Nasdaq Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with  4.37  days for the prior reporting period.

Short interest in  778  securities on The Nasdaq Capital MarketSM totaled  624,916,137  shares at the end of the settlement date of August 31, 2016 compared with  624,882,611  shares in  771 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents  2.93  days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period’s figure of 2.70.

In summary, short interest in all  3,107  Nasdaq® securities totaled  7,996,112,395  shares at the August 31, 2016 settlement date, compared with  3,105 issues and  8,126,212,216  shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is  4.93  days average daily volume, compared with an average of 4.17 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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