SOURCE: NASDAQ

April 15, 2005 18:16 ET

NASDAQ Market Intelligence Desk Statistical Report - For the Week Ending 4/15/05

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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:

                      Major Indices
                      Friday
Index                 Close   Weekly  MTD   1Q     2Q   3Q   4Q     YTD

The NASDAQ Composite  1908.15 -4.6%  -4.6% -8.1% -4.6%  0.0% 0.0% -12.3%
NASDAQ 100 Index      1408.59 -5.2%  -5.0% -8.5% -5.0%  0.0% 0.0% -13.1%
Dow Jones Industrial
 Average             10087.51 -3.6%  -4.0% -2.6% -4.0%  0.0% 0.0%  -6.4%
S&P 500 Index         1142.62 -3.3%  -3.2% -2.6% -3.2%  0.0% 0.0%  -5.7%
Russell 2000 Index     580.78 -4.9%  -5.6% -5.6% -5.6%  0.0% 0.0% -10.9%
Philadelphia
 Semiconductor Index   382.64 -8.2%  -8.2% -3.8% -8.2%  0.0% 0.0% -11.7%

                        Sub Indices
                        Friday
Index                   Close  Weekly MTD   1Q    2Q    3Q    4Q     YTD

NASDAQ Financial - 100 2553.23 -3.6% -3.9% -7.6% -3.9%  0.0%  0.0% -11.2%
NASDAQ Industrial      1624.18 -4.6% -5.1% -7.9% -5.1%  0.0%  0.0% -12.6%
NASDAQ Transportation  1958.88 -5.1% -7.8% -4.7% -7.8%  0.0%  0.0% -12.1%
NASDAQ Bank            2838.44 -3.7% -4.3% -7.8% -4.3%  0.0%  0.0% -11.8%
NASDAQ
 Telecommunication      172.34 -4.3% -5.3% -8.2% -5.3%  0.0%  0.0% -13.1%
NASDAQ Insurance       3195.62 -2.6% -2.7% -2.1% -2.7%  0.0%  0.0%  -4.7%
NASDAQ Computer         845.22 -5.9% -5.4% -7.5% -5.4%  0.0%  0.0% -12.4%
NASDAQ Biotechnology    658.96 -0.8%  1.3%-15.3%  1.3%  0.0%  0.0% -14.3%

                      Sector Performance
                      Friday
Top 5 Performers      Close  Weekly MTD    1Q    2Q    3Q    4Q     YTD

Airlines              145.95  2.7%  4.2% -15.0%  4.2%  0.0%  0.0% -11.5%
Pharmaceuticals       326.26  2.5%  4.4%  -1.1%  4.4%  0.0%  0.0%   3.2%
Real Estate           114.50  0.9%  1.1%  -6.7%  1.1%  0.0%  0.0%  -5.7%
Food, Beverage
 & Tobacco            244.22  0.6%  0.3%   1.1%  0.3%  0.0%  0.0%   1.5%
Biotechnology         740.90  0.6%  2.8% -12.5%  2.8%  0.0%  0.0% -10.1%


                     Friday
Bottom 5 Performers  Close  Weekly  MTD     1Q    2Q     3Q    4Q    YTD

Automobiles &
 Components          102.14 -11.0% -12.3% -20.2%-12.3%   0.0%  0.0% -30.0%
Metals & Mining      129.21  -6.9%  -6.9%  -0.3% -6.9%   0.0%  0.0%  -7.1%
Road & Rail          219.62  -6.8%  -9.8%   6.5% -9.8%   0.0%  0.0%  -3.9%
Office Electronics    33.15  -6.6%  -7.9% -10.9% -7.9%   0.0%  0.0% -18.0%
Semiconductor
 Equipment           361.65  -6.2%  -7.4%  -4.8% -7.4%   0.0%  0.0% -11.9%

                      NASDAQ 100 Performers
Top 5                   Friday
Performers       Symbol Close Weekly  MTD    1Q     2Q    3Q   4Q    YTD

Millennium
 Pharmaceuticals,
 Inc.              MLNM  8.77  7.5%   4.2% -30.6%   4.2%  0.0% 0.0% -27.8%
Biomet, Inc.       BMET 38.54  3.6%   6.2% -16.3%   6.2%  0.0% 0.0% -11.2%
Fiserv, Inc.       FISV 40.87  3.3%   2.7%  -1.0%   2.7%  0.0% 0.0%   1.7%
Career Education
 Corporation       CECO 32.73  2.3%  -4.5% -14.4%  -4.5%  0.0% 0.0% -18.2%
Amgen Inc.         AMGN 59.95  2.2%   3.0%  -9.3%   3.0%  0.0% 0.0%  -6.5%

Bottom 5              Friday
Performers     Symbol Close  Weekly  MTD   1Q      2Q    3Q    4Q    YTD

Apple
 Computer, Inc.  AAPL 35.35 -19.2% -15.2%  29.4% -15.2%  0.0%  0.0%   9.8%
Sanmina-SCI
 Corporation     SANM  4.30 -14.9% -17.6% -38.4% -17.6%  0.0%  0.0% -49.2%
QLogic
 Corporation     QLGC 34.87 -14.0% -13.9%  10.3% -13.9%  0.0%  0.0%  -5.1%
Flextronics
 International
 Ltd.            FLEX 10.45 -13.9% -13.2% -12.9% -13.2%  0.0%  0.0% -24.4%
Cognizant
 Technology
 Solutions
 Corporation     CTSH 39.94 -12.8% -13.5%   9.1% -13.5%  0.0%  0.0%  -5.6%

                                  Market Internals
         Volume   20 Day Avg. Advancers  Decliners Advancers  Decliners
NASDAQ  2,330.01   1,721.95      701       2,243     1,069      1,709
NYSE    2,168.11   1,598.95      268       1,759     1,304      1,691
                                                       4 Week Average

                     Number of Companies Hitting 52 Week Highs/Lows
                        Highs     Lows             Highs     Lows
NASDAQ                    7       197               38       128
NYSE                     17       179               48       145
                                                   4 Week Average

                                        IPO's
                          1Q      2Q      3Q      4Q      YTD
NASDAQ                    26                              26
NYSE                      19                              19

                                  Secondary Offerings
                          1Q      2Q      3Q      4Q      YTD
NASDAQ                    52                              52
NYSE                      46                              46
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