Quarterly Changes to the NASDAQ Q-50 Index
NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq:NDAQ), parent of the world's first electronic stock market and a
leading index provider, today announced the results of the quarterly
re-ranking of the NASDAQ Q-50 Index^SM(Nasdaq:NXTQ), which will become
effective prior to market open on Monday, December 24, 2012.
The following fourteen securities will be added to the Index: ARM Holdings,
Plc (Nasdaq:ARMH), Electronic Arts Inc. (Nasdaq:EA), Flextronics International
Ltd. (Nasdaq:FLEX), Lam Research Corporation (Nasdaq:LRCX), Medivation, Inc.
(Nasdaq:MDVN), MercadoLibre, Inc. (Nasdaq:MELI), Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
(Nasdaq:MRVL), Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq:NDSN), Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq:NFLX),
Patterson Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq:PDCO), Research In Motion Limited
(Nasdaq:RIMM), Ryanair Holdings Plc (Nasdaq:RYAAY), VeriSign, Inc.
(Nasdaq:VRSN) and Yandex N.V. (Nasdaq:YNDX).
The Index is designed to track the performance of the 50 securities that are
next in line to replace the securities currently included in the NASDAQ-100
Index^®. The NASDAQ Q-50 Index is re-ranked on a quarterly basis. For more
information about the NASDAQ Q-50 Index, including detailed eligibility
criteria, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/.
As a result of the re-ranking, the following thirteen securities will be
removed from the Index: Analog Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADI), Catamaran
Corporation (Nasdaq:CTRX), Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:DISCA),
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq:EQIX), Fortinet, Inc. (Nasdaq:FTNT), Groupon, Inc.
(Nasdaq:GRPN), Liberty Global, Inc. (Nasdaq:LBTYA), Liberty Media Corporation
(Nasdaq:LMCA), Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (Nasdaq:MLNX), Regeneron
Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:REGN), SBA Communications Corporation
(Nasdaq:SBAC), Verisk Analytics, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRSK) and Western Digital
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