NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced today the results of the quarterly re-ranking of the NASDAQ Q-50 Index (Nasdaq:NXTQ), which will become effective prior to market open on Monday, September 20, 2010.
The following six securities will be added to the Index: CTC Media, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTCM), Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq:ENDP), Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), NetEase.com, Inc. (Nasdaq:NTES), tw telecom inc. (Nasdaq:TWTC), and WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq:WBMD).
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 six securities will be removed from the Index: DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq:DWA), Gentex Corporation (Nasdaq:GNTX), Itron, Inc. (Nasdaq:ITRI), Linn Energy, LLC (Nasdaq:LINE) Lincare Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq:LNCR), and Tellabs, Inc. (Nasdaq:TLAB).
The PowerShares NXQ Portfolio (Nasdaq:PNXQ) is an exchange traded fund that seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield, before the Fund's fees and expenses, of the NASDAQ Q-50 IndexSM. The Advisors Asset Management NASDAQ Q-50 Index Portfolio SM (MFQS:AAMNAX), is a unit investment trust that seeks to provide above average total returns by investing in stocks included in the NASDAQ Q-50 Index.
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The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with approximately 3,600 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX Group offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market; NASDAQ OMX Nordic, including First North, NASDAQ OMX Baltic and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and ETFs. NASDAQ OMX Group technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX Group exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit www.nasdaqomx.com. *Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/NASDAQ-OMX/108167527653) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx).
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