NEW YORK – Feb. 6, 2008 – NYSE Euronext (NYSE: NYX) announced today that the NYSE Composite Index (NYA), comprised entirely of companies meeting the industry’s highest standards of an NYSE listing, rose 6.58% during 2007. The NYA includes all issues listed on the NYSE from issuers around the world. For 2007, the index outperformed both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 indexes.
NYSE Euronext Announces 2007 Returns for NYSE Indexes
The NYSE Arca Tech 100 Index (PSE), a broad based multi-industry technology index, finished 2007 with an increase of 7.26% (7.82% including dividends). The NYSE Arca Tech 100 Index includes companies listed on multiple U.S. exchanges and is comprised of companies that develop and/or deploy cutting edge technology from a wider spectrum of disciplines than traditional technology indexes. It reflects the market performance of leading companies in the Biotech, Aerospace and Pharmaceutical industries as well as those in the traditional tech industries of Software, Semiconductors and Hardware.
“We are very excited to announce the full year performance data for our diverse set of indexes,” said Lisa Dallmer, Senior Vice President, ETFs and Indexes. “These products contain many of the world’s most recognized and widely-held companies, representing specific segments of the global marketplace. Created to give investors more ways to analyze the market, the complete family of NYSE indexes is the best barometer for tracking all aspects of the world’s largest and most liquid marketplace.”
Tracking the gains experienced by three of the NYSE indexes in 2007 are the iShares NYSE Composite Index Fund (NYC), iShares NYSE 100 Index Fund (NY) and NYSE Arca Tech 100 Index Fund (NXT) which are exchange traded funds offered to investors. Each fund is listed on NYSE Arca and links to the relevant issuers’ websites can be found at: www.ishares.com and www.nxt100.com.
The following charts list the 2007 price return performance of the entire family of NYSE indexes as well as the top 10 performers in the NYA.
More information on the NYSE family of indexes can be found on the following link: http://www.nyse.com/marketinfo/indexes/mkt_indexes_nyse.shtml
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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 Euronext: 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 in six countries, 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 $30.4 trillion/€20.9 trillion total market capitalization of listed companies and average daily trading value of approximately $141.2 billion/€102.9 billion (as of Dec. 31, 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. NYSE Euronext is part of the S&P 500 and S&P 100 indexes.
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