SOURCE: NASDAQ

March 24, 2005 17:59 ET

NASDAQ Market Intelligence Desk Statistical Report - For the Week Ending 3/24/05

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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           1991.06  -0.8%  -3.0%  -8.5%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -8.5%
NASDAQ 100 Index     1469.94  -1.0%  -2.7%  -9.3%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -9.3%
Dow Jones
 Industrial
 Average            10442.87  -1.8%  -3.0%  -3.2%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -3.2%
S&P 500 Index        1171.42  -1.5%  -2.7%  -3.3%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -3.3%
Russell 2000 Index    615.27  -1.2%  -3.0%  -5.6%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -5.6%
Philadelphia
 Semiconductor
 Index                415.88   0.4%  -4.9%  -4.0%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -4.0%

Sub Indices           Friday
Index                 Close  Weekly   MTD     1Q    2Q     3Q    4Q    YTD
NASDAQ
 Financial
 - 100               2618.58  -2.5%  -3.3%  -8.9%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -8.9%
NASDAQ
 Industrial          1698.49  -0.6%  -3.0%  -8.6%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -8.6%
NASDAQ
 Transportation      2153.01  -1.7%  -3.7%  -3.4%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -3.4%
NASDAQ Bank          2934.20  -2.1%  -3.2%  -8.8%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -8.8%
NASDAQ
 Telecommunication    179.92  -1.4%   0.1%  -9.2%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -9.2%
NASDAQ
 Insurance           3265.12  -1.4%  -1.9%  -2.7%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -2.7%
NASDAQ
 Computer             890.03  -0.5%  -3.9%  -7.8%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -7.8%
NASDAQ
 Biotechnology        667.31   0.4%  -3.9% -13.2%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0% -13.2%

Sector Performance
Top 5 Performers      Friday
                      Close  Weekly   MTD     1Q    2Q     3Q   4Q     YTD
Road & Rail           248.43   2.0%   8.2%   8.7%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%   8.7%
Pharmaceuticals       311.72   1.4%  -0.2%  -1.4%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -1.4%
Semiconductor
 Equipment            388.75   1.0%  -7.6%  -5.3%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -5.3%
Office Electronics     35.24   0.7%  -4.9% -12.8%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0% -12.8%
Building Products     207.25   0.4%   0.9%  -0.3%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -0.3%

Bottom 5 Performers   Friday
                      Close   Weekly  MTD     1Q    2Q     3Q   4Q     YTD
Construction &
 Engineering          119.96  -4.7% -12.4%   0.9%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%   0.9%
Metals & Mining       139.91  -4.1%  -5.8%   0.6%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%   0.6%
Oil & Gas             342.59  -4.0%  -4.5%  17.5%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  17.5%
Energy                334.50  -3.9%  -4.6%  15.9%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  15.9%
Energy Equip.
 Services             291.67  -3.1%  -5.6%   6.0%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%   6.0%

NASDAQ 100 Performers
Top 5                 Friday
 Performers    Symbol Close   Weekly  MTD     1Q    2Q     3Q   4Q     YTD
Paychex, Inc.  PAYX   33.25   6.7%   4.1%  -2.4%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -2.4%
American Power
 Conversion
 Corporation   APCC   25.69   6.6%  16.7%  20.0%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  20.0%
KMart Holding
 Corporation   KMRT  132.52   5.9%  36.0%  33.9%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  33.9%
Marvell
 Technology
 Group, Ltd.   MRVL   37.28   5.1%   1.9%   5.1%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%   5.1%
PETsMART,
 Inc.          PETM   28.70   4.7%  -5.9% -19.2%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0% -19.2%

Bottom 5              Friday
 Performers    Symbol Close   Weekly  MTD     1Q    2Q     3Q   4Q     YTD
Electronic
 Arts Inc.     ERTS   55.17 -17.3% -14.5% -10.6%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0% -10.6%
Research in
 Motion
 Limited       RIMM   74.50 -10.4%  12.7%  -9.6%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0%  -9.6%
JDS Uniphase
 Corporation   JDSU    1.62  -7.4% -15.2% -48.9%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0% -48.9%
Level 3
 Communi-
 cations,
 Inc.          LVLT    2.05  -7.2% -12.0% -39.5%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0% -39.5%
Biomet, Inc.   BMET   37.80  -5.8% -10.5% -12.9%  0.0%   0.0%  0.0% -12.9%


Market Internals
         Volume   20 Day Avg.  Advancers  Decliners   Advancers  Decliners
NASDAQ  1,680.72   1,826.79      1,404      1,000        1,270     1,302
NYSE    1,356.19   1,614.21      2,124      1,209        1,793     1,535
                                                         4 Week Average

Number of Companies Hitting 52 Week Highs/Lows
                Highs   Lows            Highs   Lows
NASDAQ           35      89              55      72
NYSE             34     284             147      98
                                       4 Week Average
IPO's
                 1Q      2Q      3Q      4Q      YTD
NASDAQ           22                              22
NYSE             24                              24

Secondary Offerings
                 1Q      2Q      3Q      4Q      YTD
NASDAQ           48                              48
NYSE             45                              45

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