New York, January 11, 2012 --The NYSE Group, Inc. today reported short interest as of the close of business on the settlement date of December 30, 2011.
Based on information received from members and member organizations, short interest decreased to 12,774,855,705 shares from 13,436,820,381 shares (revised) on December 15, 2011. This was an decrease of 661,964,676 shares.
The short interest on December 30 was equal to 3.34 percent of the total shares outstanding.
The short interest in warrants as of December 30 amounted to 126,110,244 warrants, compared to 128,223,632 warrants the previous period.
As of the settlement date, there were 4,503 stocks and 46 warrants available for trading. Of these, 3,740 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: