New York, April 11, 2012 --The NYSE Group, Inc. today reported short interest as of the close of business on the settlement date of March 30, 2012.
Based on information received from members and member organizations, short interest decreased to 12,632,330,667 shares from 12,830,691,538 shares (revised) on March 15, 2012. This was a decrease of 198,360,871 shares.
The short interest on March 30 was equal to 3.30 percent of the total shares outstanding.
The short interest in warrants as of March 30 amounted to 125,684,796 warrants, compared to 126,037,234 warrants the previous period.
As of the settlement date, there were 4,566 stocks and 48 warrants available for trading. Of these, 3,832 issues had either a short position of at least 5,000 shares or a change of 2,000 shares since the last monthly report.
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.
Today's short interest report and the preceding 23 are shown below: