New York, June 26, 2012 -- The NYSE Group, Inc. today reported short interest as of the close of business on the settlement date of June 15, 2012.
Based on information received from members and member organizations, short interest increased to 14,740,974,303 shares from 14,268,795,665 shares (revised) on May 31, 2012. This was an increase of 472,178,638 shares.
The short interest on June 15 was equal to 3.86 percent of the total shares outstanding.
The short interest in warrants as of June 15 amounted to 75,970,116 warrants, compared to 48,407,756 warrants the previous period.
As of the settlement date, there were 4,576 stocks and 50 warrants available for trading. Of these, 3,807 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: