New York, December 27,2010 — NYSE Amex (formerly known as NYSE Alternext US) today reported short interest as of the close of business on the settlement date of December 15, 2010.
Based on information received from member and non-member organizations, short interest increased to 310,195,792 shares from 304,512,253 (revised) on November 30, 2010.
This reflects short interest reported by all broker-dealers (not only NYSE Amex member firms) in NYSE Amex-listed securities. A short position of 5,000 or more shares existed in 367 issues. Some short position was shown in 526 issues.
This short interest report was compiled by NYSE Amex on the basis on information obtained from its member and non-member organizations covering all securities traded on the Exchange in both round and odd-lots.
A short sale is any sale of a security that the seller does not own or any sale that is completed by the delivery of a borrowed security.
Adjusted short interest for the preceding 12 months:
About NYSE Amex
Once known as the American Stock Exchange, it was acquired by NYSE Euronext on October 1, 2008. The market offers trading across a full range of equities, options, and exchange traded funds (“ETFs”), including structured products and HOLDRS.