SOURCE: NASDAQ

March 18, 2005 17:59 ET

NASDAQ Market Intelligence Desk Statistical Report - For the Week Ending 3/18/05

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Dear Colleagues,

Attached is a statistical report generated by NASDAQ's Market Intelligence Desk (MID) that compiles market data from 20 different information sources to provide a comprehensive overview of the markets. This report, which is issued every Friday, will give you a market snapshot at the end of each week. The MID report will also be available on our website the following Monday at http://www.nasdaq.com/newsroom/stats/MID_Weekly_Stats.stm.

The NASDAQ Market Intelligence Desk Statistical report includes the following statistics:

--  A weekly snapshot of major market indices including the NASDAQ
    Composite, Dow Jones, S&P 500 and Russell 2000;
--  Performance data on sub-indices, such as the NASDAQ 100;
--  Sector analysis with metrics on the strongest and weakest performing
    industries;
--  Comparisons of the NASDAQ and NYSE market internals, including a
    breakdown of stocks marking 52 week highs and lows; and
--  An IPO and Listings scoreboard for NASDAQ and NYSE equity offerings.
    
Major Indices         Friday
Index                 Close  Weekly   MTD     1Q    2Q     3Q    4Q    YTD
The NASDAQ
 Composite           2007.79  -1.7%  -2.1%  -7.7%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -7.7%
NASDAQ 100
 Index               1484.40  -1.4%  -1.8%  -8.4%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -8.4%
Dow Jones
 Industrial
 Average            10629.67  -1.3%  -1.3%  -1.4%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -1.4%
S&P 500 Index        1189.65  -0.9%  -1.2%  -1.8%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -1.8%
Russell 2000
 Index                622.57  -0.7%  -1.8%  -4.5%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -4.5%
Philadelphia
 Semiconductor
 Index                414.13  -3.2%  -5.3%  -4.4%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -4.4%

Sub Indices           Friday
Index                 Close  Weekly   MTD     1Q    2Q     3Q    4Q    YTD
NASDAQ
 Financial
 - 100               2684.53  -1.4%  -0.8%  -6.6%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -6.6%
NASDAQ
 Industrial          1709.30  -1.6%  -2.4%  -8.0%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -8.0%
NASDAQ
 Transportation      2190.53  -2.6%  -2.1%  -1.7%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -1.7%
NASDAQ Bank          2997.43  -1.3%  -1.1%  -6.9%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -6.9%
NASDAQ
 Telecommunication    182.47  -0.6%   1.5%  -8.0%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -8.0%
NASDAQ
 Insurance           3310.16  -1.2%  -0.5%  -1.3%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -1.3%
NASDAQ
 Computer             894.95  -2.5%  -3.4%  -7.3%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -7.3%
NASDAQ
 Biotechnology        664.77   0.3%  -4.2% -13.5%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0% -13.5%
Sector Performance
Top 5 Performers      Friday
                      Close  Weekly   MTD     1Q    2Q     3Q   4Q     YTD
Media                 205.19   3.1%   3.4%  -1.6%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -1.6%
Oil & Gas             351.78   1.3%  -1.9%  20.6%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  20.6%
Energy                343.27   1.2%  -2.1%  18.9%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  18.9%
Building Products     208.47   1.2%   1.5%   0.3%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%   0.3%
Real Estate           115.28   1.1%  -0.5%  -5.0%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -5.0%

Bottom 5 Performers   Friday
                      Close   Weekly  MTD     1Q    2Q     3Q   4Q     YTD
Automobiles &
 Components           118.58  -7.1% -10.0% -18.7%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0% -18.7%
Trading
 Companies &
 Distributor          142.58  -3.2%   1.8%  -4.1%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -4.1%
Semiconductors        335.68  -2.7%  -3.1%  -0.9%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -0.9%
Insurance             310.94  -2.6%  -3.8%  -2.8%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -2.8%
Retailing             426.39  -2.5%  -2.3%  -7.7%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -7.7%

NASDAQ 100 Performers
Top 5                 Friday
 Performers    Symbol Close   Weekly  MTD     1Q    2Q     3Q   4Q     YTD
Research in
 Motion
 Limited        RIMM   83.13  37.1%  25.7%   0.9%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%   0.9%
Career
 Education
 Corporation    CECO   37.07  11.6%   8.6%  -7.3%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -7.3%
Apple
 Computer,
 Inc.           AAPL   42.96   6.7%  -4.2%  33.4%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  33.4%
Comverse
 Technology,
 Inc.           CMVT   24.66   6.0%   6.2%   0.9%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%   0.9%
Adobe Systems
 Incorporated   ADBE   67.81   5.3%   9.8%   8.1%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%   8.1%

Bottom 5              Friday
 Performers    Symbol Close   Weekly  MTD     1Q    2Q     3Q   4Q     YTD
Level 3
 Communi-
 cations,
 Inc.           LVLT    2.21  -9.4%  -5.2% -34.8%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0% -34.8%
eBay Inc.       EBAY   35.01  -8.5% -18.3% -39.8%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0% -39.8%
JDS Uniphase
 Corporation    JDSU    1.75  -7.9%  -8.4% -44.8%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0% -44.8%
ATI
 Technologies
 Inc.           ATYT   16.60  -6.7%  -5.4% -14.4%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0% -14.4%
Broadcom
 Corporation    BRCM   29.57  -5.6%  -8.3%  -8.4%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -8.4%

Market Internals
         Volume   20 Day Avg.  Advancers  Decliners   Advancers  Decliners
NASDAQ  2,095.88   1,866.71      1,138      1,721        1,507     1,262
NYSE    2,343.90   1,602.25      1,894      1,422        2,236     1,085
                                                         4 Week Average

Number of Companies Hitting 52 Week Highs/Lows
                Highs   Lows            Highs   Lows
NASDAQ           50      92              65      57
NYSE             70      57             224      32
                                       4 Week Average

IPO's
                 1Q      2Q      3Q      4Q      YTD
NASDAQ           22                              22
NYSE             24                              24

Secondary Offerings
                 1Q      2Q      3Q      4Q      YTD
NASDAQ           45                              45
NYSE             39                              39

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