-NYA Up 6.2% in First-Quarter 2007 From Last Year-
The NYSE Composite Index® Sets New Closing High on April 20
NEW YORK Apr. 20, 2007 – The NYSE Composite Index® (NYA) closed today at a new high of 9697.34. Reaching a new record 11 times during the first quarter of 2007 and 19 times in 2007 year-to-date, the NYSE Composite gained 6.2% in the first-quarter 2007 as compared to the same period last year.
With an increase of 17.9% in 2006, the NYA continues to outperform the Dow Industrials, Nasdaq Composite, and the S&P 500.
The NYA is designed to measure the performance of all common stocks, ADRs, REITs and tracking stocks listed on the NYSE. Reintroduced in 2003 with a new methodology and recalculated base value of 5,000, the NYA outperformed all major indexes in 2004, 2005 and 2006 while showing the lowest volatility in broad based indexes.
About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext, a holding company created by the combination of NYSE Group, Inc. and Euronext N.V., commenced trading on April 4, 2007 . NYSE Euronext (NYSE/New York and Euronext/Paris: NYX) operates the world’s largest and most liquid exchange group and offers the most diverse array of financial products and services. NYSE Euronext, which brings together six cash equities exchanges in five countries and six derivatives exchanges, is a world leader for listings, trading in cash equities, equity and interest rate derivatives, bonds and the distribution of market data. Representing a combined $28.5 trillion/€21.5 trillion total market capitalization of listed companies and average daily trading value of approximately $118.8 billion/€89.9 billion (as of February 28, 2007), NYSE Euronext seeks to provide the highest standards of market quality and integrity, innovative products and services to investors, issuers, and all users of its markets.
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