SOURCE: Wall Street Active

February 19, 2013 08:00 ET

ICE, NYX and NDAQ -- Pre-Market Briefing

Note to Editors: The Following Is an Investment Opinion Being Issued by the WSA Financial Ltd.

LONDON--(Marketwire - Feb 19, 2013) - Despite better-than-expected U.S. economic data, stocks struggled for direction in Friday's trading session. After posting initial gains, all three benchmark indexes slipped in mid-day trading. In late trading, stocks pared their losses, however, the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ still finished the day in red. At the end of the day, our research team took notice of the following Diversified Investment stocks, IntercontinentalExchange Inc. (NYSE: ICE), NYSE Euronext (NYSE: NYX) and NASDAQ OMX Group Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ).Wall Street Active research team has completed free research on ICE, NYX and NDAQ. As a leading provider of free in depth reports and timely market updates, we invite you to sign up now at

IntercontinentalExchange Rise Sharply for the Week
Shares of IntercontinentalExchange, which operates global future exchanges, over-the-counter (OTC) markets, derivatives clearing houses and post-trade services, posted strong gains for the week ended February 15. The stock rose 5.01%, outperforming the S&P 500. On Friday, it gained 0.60% to finish the day at $156.46 and its shares hit a 52-week high of $158.47. The stock recently made a "golden cross", with its 50-day moving average moving above the 200-day moving average. This is a strong bullish signal. The bullish trend is further confirmed by the MACD, which is currently trading above the signal line and the zero-line. Sign up today and get useful insight about ICE for free at

NYSE Euronext Finish Marginally Higher
NYSE Euronext, which recently reported its fourth quarter financial results, finished marginally higher in Friday's trading session. Earlier in the day, the stock rose to a 52-week high of $37.81 before paring some of the gains to finish the day 0.48% higher at $37.58 on volume of 2.26 million, which is well below the daily average of 3.62 million. For the week, NYSE Euronext shares ended 3.7% higher. Year-to-date, the stock has gained more than 19%. Technical indicators for NYSE Euronext are giving strong bullish signals at the moment, with the stock trading well above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages and the MACD moving above the signal line. Free report on NYX can be accessed by registering at

NASDAQ OMX Group Shares Rise Sharply
Shares of NASDAQ OMX rose sharply on Friday, ending the day 1.54% higher at $31.07 on above average volume of 2.77 million. The stock rose more than 5.4% for the week. NASDAQ OMX shares have had an excellent run over the last one month. The stock has seen a series of new highs, which is a strong bullish signal. Recent volume activity further confirms the bullish trend. NASDAQ OMX Group Inc. shares have finished higher in 22 of the previous 25 trading sessions. Register with Wall Street Active and download the research on NDAQ for free at

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