NEW YORK Feb. 7, 2007 –The NYSE Composite Index® (NYA) closed yesterday at an all time high of 9345.25. The previous closing high for the NYA was 9327.69 on Feb. 1, 2007 .
The NYSE Composite Index® Sets New Closing High
With an increase of 20.5% since Dec. 31, 2006 , the NYSE Composite continues to outperform the Dow Industrials, Nasdaq Composite, and the S&P 500. Surpassing all other broad-based indexes in 2004, 2005 and 2006, the NYA Index has increased 86.9% since Dec. 31, 2005 .
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.
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About NYSE Group, Inc
NYSE Group, Inc. (NYSE:NYX) operates two securities exchanges: the New York Stock Exchange LLC (the “NYSE”) and NYSE Arca, Inc. (formerly known as the Pacific Exchange). NYSE Group is a leading provider of securities listing, trading and market data products and services. In 2006, on an average trading day, 2.3 billion shares, valued at $86.8 billion, were traded on the exchanges of the NYSE Group.
The NYSE is the world’s largest and most liquid cash equities exchange. The NYSE provides a reliable, orderly, liquid and efficient marketplace where investors buy and sell listed companies’ common stock and other securities. On December 31, 2006 , the operating companies listed on the NYSE represented a total global market capitalization of $25.0 trillion.
NYSE Arca, Inc. operates the former ArcaEx®, the first open, all-electronic stock exchange in the United States , which has a leading position in trading exchange-traded funds and exchange-listed securities. NYSE Arca, Inc. is also an exchange for trading equity options. NYSE Arca, Inc.’s trading platforms provide customers with fast electronic execution and open, direct and anonymous market access.
NYSE Regulation, an independent not-for-profit subsidiary, regulates member organizations through the enforcement of marketplace rules and federal securities laws. NYSE Regulation also ensures that companies listed on the NYSE and NYSE Arca meet their financial and corporate governance listing standards.
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