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General Motors (NYSE: GM) Announces Closing of 1100 Car ... - TransWorldNews (press release)
General Motors (NYSE: GM) announced Friday that it will close 1100 car dealerships in the United States, according to reports. GM notified these dealerships that they would not be renewed past October 2010. The 1100 dealerships represent approximately...
Medifast in 'good standing' with NYSE - Bizjournals.com
The Owings Mills-based diet product company said in the filing its good standing comes as a result of “consistent positive performance against a business plan submitted to the NYSE.” In December 2007, Medifast (NYSE: MED) was notified by the New York...
BNP Paribas' Weight In CAC 40 Index Set To Rise-NYSE Euronext - Wall Street Journal
BT), stock market operator NYSE Euronext (NYX) said Thursday. The change to take account of the new shares will take effect Friday, NYSE Euronext said in a document forwarded by email. BNP Paribas is France's biggest bank by market value....
Warren Buffett's Priceless Investment Advice - msnbc.com
From 1980 to 2003, the stock portfolio of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) beat the S&P 500 index in 20 out of 24 years. During that same period, Berkshire's average annual return from its stock portfolio outperformed the index by 12 percentage points....
Federal Trust suitor gets $3.4B - Bizjournals.com
In February, the Hartford (NYSE: HIG) said it could receive from $1.1 billion to $3.4 billion in TARP funds in the deal closed. Federal Trust (Pink Sheets: FDTR.OB) soared 73 percent on the news in late morning trading Friday, rising 35 cents a share...
SmallCap 600 Index Snaps a Nine-Week Winning Run - Wall Street Journal
WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE) gained 2.39, or 43%, to 7.98, as the Chinese research and development firm for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies reported first-quarter earnings and revenue that bested analysts' views. Investor Carl Icahn has more than...
paidContent.org - Gannett's Tucson Citizen To Go 'Modified' Web ... - Washington Post
Following through on the threat it made five months ago, Gannett (NYSE: GCI) is pulling the plug on the 138-year-old Tucson Citizen after failing to find a buyer to take it off its hands, the paper's website reported. This will be one of the last news...
Target (TGT) pricewatch Alert Bullish Price Movement - Market Intelligence Center
Target (NYSE: TGT) closed yesterday at $40.48. So far the stock has hit a 52-week low of $25.00 and 52-week high of $59.55. Target stock has been showing support around 39.31 and resistance in the 42.33 range. Technical indicators for the stock are...
Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC) Sinks to a First Fiscal-Year Loss ... - HotStocked
Wheels of fortune turned tables on Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC) for the first time since 2001. The big-name electronics concern reported on Friday that the rapid appreciation of the Yen and the prolonged global economic slowdown set off a downward...
Abercrombie and Fitch (ANF) PriceWatch Alert For 5/15/2009 ... - Market Intelligence Center
Abercrombie and Fitch (NYSE: ANF) closed yesterday at $27.25. So far the stock has hit a 52-week low of $13.66 and 52-week high of $77.25. The proprietary Key Risk Ranking for ANF has declined from a 4 KEY Low Relative Risk to a 3 KEY Moderate Relative...

NYSE Composite

The NYSE Composite (NYSE: NYA) is a stock market index covering all common stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange, including American Depositary Receipts, Real Estate Investment Trusts, tracking stocks, and foreign listings. Over 2,000 stocks are covered in the index, of which over 1,600 are from United States corporations and over 360 are foreign listings; however foreign companies are very prevalent among the largest companies in the index: of the 100 companies in the index having the largest market capitalization (and thus the largest impact on the index), more than half (55)are non-U.S. issues. The includes corporations in each of the ten industries listed in the Industry Classification Benchmark. It uses free-float market cap weighting.

It was originally given a value of 50 points, based on the market closing on December 31, 1965, and is weighted by the number of shares listed for each issue. It was re-introduced in January 2003 with a value of 5,000 points. The NYSE Composite outperformed the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Nasdaq Composite, and the S&P 500 in 2004, 2005, and 2006 and closed above the 10,000 level for the first time on June 1, 2007. The NYSE Composite set a closing high of 10,311.61 on October 31, 2007 but failed to pass the intra-day high of 10,387.17 it reached in trading on October 11, 2007. On September 29, 2008, continuing troubles in the financial sector culminated in a loss of more than 8%. On November 20, 2008, the index plummeted below 5,000 to a multi-year bear market low near 4,650. Its lifetime low (as currently calculated) stands at 347.77 points, reached in October 1974.

The index is continuously computed, and printed on ticker tape every half hour, with point changes in the index converted to dollar amounts.

In addition to the overall composite, there are separate indices for industrial, transportation, utility, and financial corporations.

The index is the basis of the iShares NYSE Composite Index Fund (NYC), an exchange-traded fund.

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NYSE Arca, previously known as ArcaEx, an abbreviation of Archipelago Exchange, is a securities exchange on which both stocks and options are traded. It is owned by NYSE Euronext, which merged (as NYSE Group) with Archipelago Holdings in a reverse merger on 2006-02-27.

As of 1 March 2007, NYSE Arca is the second largest Electronic Communication Network in terms of shares traded. Approximately one out of every six shares traded on the American financial markets is traded on the system. For New York Stock Exchange-listed securities or Tape A, it accounts for just over 10% of the shares traded. For NASDAQ-listed securities, NYSE Arca accounts for approximately 20% of the trading volume. For exchange-traded funds, NYSE Arca accounts for 30-40% of the traded volume.

NYSE Arca's liquidity fee/rebate structure resembles that of other electronic communication networks. In late 2006, it was the first one to offer NASDAQ-style fees on New York Stock Exchange-listed securities, a move that was soon copied by NASDAQ and other electronic communication networks. NYSE Arca charges traders that remove liquidity from the Arca-book pay $3.00 per 1,000 shares. Traders that add liquidity receive a $2.00 rebate per 1,000 shares. Traders that route orders out of the NYSE Arca system are charged $1.00 per 1,000 shares for Tape A securities and $4.00 per 1,000 shares for other securities.

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NYSE ARCA Tech 100 Index

The NYSE Arca Tech 100 Index is a price-weighted index composed of common stocks and ADRs of technology-related companies listed on US stock exchanges. The index is maintained by the New York Stock Exchange, but includes stocks that trade on exchanges other than the NYSE. Companies from different industries that produce or deploy innovative technologies to conduct their business are considered for inclusion. Leading companies are selected from several industries, including computer hardware, software, semiconductors, telecommunications, electronics, aerospace and defense, health care equipment, and biotechnology.

Modeled as a multi-industry technology index, the objective of the NYSE Arca Tech 100 Index is to provide a benchmark for measuring the performance of companies using technology innovation across a broad spectrum of industries.

Unlike other indexes, whose historic returns date back only a few months or years, the NYSE Arca Tech 100 Index has been tracked since 1982, when it was initiated by the Pacific Exchange. It is one of the oldest technology indexes calculated.

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NYSE Euronext

NYSE Euronext, Inc. (formerly NYSE Group, Inc. and Euronext N.V.) (NYSE: NYX) is a Euro-American for-profit corporation that operates multiple securities exchanges, most notably Euronext, New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), and NYSE Arca (formerly known as ArcaEx). NYSE Group also operates NYSE Regulation, which is a non-profit Self-Regulatory Organization that oversees securities firms and companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange and NYSE Arca.

NYSE completed its acquisition of Archipelago Holdings via reverse takeover on March 7, 2006 in a 10 billion USD deal to create the NYSE Group. The NYSE Group became a for-profit corporation and began trading publicly on its own stock exchange on March 8, 2006 under the NYX ticker. Owners of the 1,366 NYSE seats received 80,177 shares of NYSE Group stock plus US$300,000 in cash and US$70,571 in dividends. NYSE Group merged with Euronext on April 4, 2007 to form the first global equities exchange.

Due to apparent moves by NASDAQ to acquire the London Stock Exchange, NYSE Group offered 8 billion euros in cash and shares for Euronext on May 22, 2006, outbidding a rival offer for the European Stock exchange operator from Germany's Deutsche Börse, the German stock market. Contrary to statements that it would not raise its bid, on May 23, 2006, Deutsche Börse unveiled a merger bid for Euronext, valuing the pan-European exchange at US$11 billion (€8.6bn), €600 million over NYSE Group's initial bid. Despite this, NYSE Group and Euronext penned a merger agreement, subject to shareholder vote and regulatory approval. The initial regulatory response by SEC chief Christopher Cox (who was coordinating heavily with European counterparts) was positive, with an expected approval by the end of 2007. The new firm, tentatively dubbed NYSE Euronext, would be headquartered in New York City, with European operations and its trading platform run out of Paris. NYSE CEO John Thain, who would head NYSE Euronext, intends to use the combination to form the world's first global stock market, with continuous trading of stocks and derivatives over a 21-hour time span. In addition, the two exchanges hoped to add Borsa Italiana (the Milan stock exchange) into the grouping. On June 23, 2007, the Borsa Italiana was however sold to the London Stock Exchange.

Deutsche Börse dropped out of the bidding for Euronext on November 15, 2006, removing the last major hurdle for the NYSE Euronext transaction. A run-up of NYSE Group's stock price in late 2006 made the offering far more attractive to Euronext's shareholders. On December 19, 2006, Euronext shareholders approved the transaction by a 98.2% margin. The remainder voted in favor of the Deutsche Börse offer. Jean-Francois Theodore, the Chief Executive Officer of Euronext, stated that they expected the transaction to close within three or four months. Some of the regulatory agencies with jurisdiction over the merger had already given approval. NYSE Group shareholders gave their approval on December 20, 2006. The NYSE consummated its US$11 billion takeover of Paris-based exchange operator Euronext NV at ceremonies in the U.S. and Europe on April 4, 2007.

NYSE Euronext also owns 25% of the Doha Securities Market.

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