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NASDAQ Sets Single Day Market Share Records


NEW YORK, July 27, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) set new market performance records yesterday.

NASDAQ's market share of all U.S. Equity share volume was a record 30.4% yesterday, more than any other U.S. exchange. NASDAQ's consolidated volume in all U.S. securities was 3.3 billion shares, compared to total U.S. consolidated volume of 10.9 billion shares.

NASDAQ's matched market share in NYSE-listed securities yesterday was a record high 19.6%. Of the 6.1 billion shares of NYSE-listed stocks traded yesterday, 1.2 billion shares were matched on NASDAQ.

NASDAQ systems processed a record 1.7 billion messages yesterday, a 42% increase in total message volume since the previous record set on February 27, 2007. A record 326 million orders were entered into NASDAQ's systems throughout the trading session, a 59.3% gain from the previous record set on February 27, 2007.

NASDAQ is the largest U.S. equities exchange. With approximately 3,200 companies, it lists more companies and, on average, trades more shares per day than any other U.S. electronic market. It is home to companies that are leaders across all areas of business including technology, retail, communications, financial services, transportation, media and biotechnology. NASDAQ is the primary market for trading NASDAQ-listed stocks as well as a leading liquidity pool for trading NYSE-listed stocks. For more information about NASDAQ, visit the NASDAQ Web site at or the NASDAQ Newsroom at


CONTACT: The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. Media Contact: Wayne Lee (301) 978-4875

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