New York, February 27, 2012 --The NYSE Group, Inc. today reported short interest as of the close of business on the settlement date of February 15, 2012.
Based on information received from members and member organizations, short interest increased to 12,571,964,632 shares from 12,521,381,935 shares (revised) on January 31, 2012. This was a increase of 50,582,697 shares.
The short interest on February 15 was equal to 3.29 percent of the total shares outstanding.
The short interest in warrants as of February 15 amounted to 126,566,694 warrants, compared to 126,282,982 warrants the previous period.
As of the settlement date, there were 4,541 stocks and 48 warrants available for trading. Of these, 3,801 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: