SOURCE: NASDAQ

April 29, 2005 17:54 ET

NASDAQ Market Intelligence Desk Statistical Report - For the Week Ending 4/29/05

-- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 29, 2005 --


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  1921.65  -0.5% -3.9% -8.1% -3.9%  0.0%  0.0% -11.7%
NASDAQ 100 Index      1420.79   0.0% -4.2% -8.5% -4.2%  0.0%  0.0% -12.4%
Dow Jones Industrial
 Average             10192.51   0.3% -3.0% -2.6% -3.0%  0.0%  0.0%  -5.5%
S&P 500 Index         1156.85   0.4% -2.0% -2.6% -2.0%  0.0%  0.0%  -4.5%
Russell 2000 Index     579.38  -1.7% -5.8% -5.6% -5.8%  0.0%  0.0% -11.1%
Philadelphia
 Semiconductor Index   385.65  -1.0% -7.5% -3.8% -7.5%  0.0%  0.0% -11.0%

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

NASDAQ Financial
 - 100                2580.50   1.3% -2.9%  -7.6% -2.9% 0.0%  0.0% -10.3%
NASDAQ Industrial     1611.09  -0.8% -5.9%  -7.9% -5.9% 0.0%  0.0% -13.3%
NASDAQ Transportation 1956.06  -1.4% -7.9%  -4.7% -7.9% 0.0%  0.0% -12.3%
NASDAQ Bank           2871.85   0.7% -3.2%  -7.8% -3.2% 0.0%  0.0% -10.8%
NASDAQ
 Telecommunication     173.84  -0.5% -4.5%  -8.2% -4.5% 0.0%  0.0% -12.3%
NASDAQ Insurance      3232.23   1.0% -1.6%  -2.1% -1.6% 0.0%  0.0%  -3.6%
NASDAQ Computer        863.74  -0.5% -3.3%  -7.5% -3.3% 0.0%  0.0% -10.5%
NASDAQ Biotechnology   646.72  -2.1% -0.6% -15.3% -0.6% 0.0%  0.0% -15.8%

                     Sector Performance
                      Friday
Top 5 Performers      Close  Weekly   MTD    1Q    2Q    3Q    4Q   YTD
Banks                  355.03   2.5%  0.9%  -7.7%  0.9% 0.0%  0.0%  -6.8%
Air Freight
 & Logistics           372.88   1.3% -6.0% -12.5% -6.0% 0.0%  0.0% -17.7%
Diversified
 Telecommunication
 Services              103.85   1.3% -0.6%  -8.9% -0.6% 0.0%  0.0%  -9.5%
Health Care Equipment
 Services              329.93   1.1%  0.6%   2.6%  0.6% 0.0%  0.0%   3.2%
Telecommunication
 Services              117.40   1.1% -0.5%  -8.6% -0.5% 0.0%  0.0%  -9.1%

                      Friday
Bottom 5 Performers   Close  Weekly   MTD    1Q     2Q    3Q   4Q   YTD
Electrical Equipment   280.64 -6.8% -10.2%   0.1% -10.2% 0.0% 0.0% -10.2%
Metals & Mining        122.68 -6.0% -11.6%  -0.3% -11.6% 0.0% 0.0% -11.8%
Energy Equip.
 Services              283.91 -5.5%  -5.5%   9.3%  -5.5% 0.0% 0.0%   3.2%
Energy                 315.68 -5.1%  -6.6%  17.1%  -6.6% 0.0% 0.0%   9.4%
Oil & Gas              321.74 -5.0%  -6.7%  18.3%  -6.7% 0.0% 0.0%  10.3%

                     NASDAQ 100 Performers
Top 5                   Friday
Performers       Symbol Close Weekly  MTD    1Q     2Q    3Q   4Q    YTD
Microchip
 Technology
 Incorporated     MCHP  28.48  12.3%  9.5%  -2.2%  9.5%  0.0%  0.0%   9.5%
Intersil
 Corporation      ISIL  17.46   9.3%  0.8%   3.7%  0.8%  0.0%  0.0%   4.5%
Altera
 Corporation      ALTR  20.73   9.0%  4.8%  -4.4%  4.8%  0.0%  0.0%   0.1%
Starbucks
 Corporation      SBUX  49.52   8.7% -4.1% -17.2% -4.1%  0.0%  0.0% -20.6%
C.H. Robinson
 Worldwide, Inc.  CHRW  51.60   8.1%  0.1%  -7.2%  0.1%  0.0%  0.0%  -7.1%

Bottom 5                Friday
Performers       Symbol Close Weekly  MTD     1Q     2Q    3Q   4Q   YTD
Sanmina-SCI
 Corporation      SANM   4.01 -15.8% -23.2% -38.4% -23.2% 0.0% 0.0% -52.7%
VeriSign, Inc.    VRSN  26.46  -8.8%  -7.8% -14.6%  -7.8% 0.0% 0.0% -21.3%
Garmin Ltd.       GRMN  39.50  -8.7% -14.7% -23.9% -14.7% 0.0% 0.0% -35.1%
ATI Technologies
 Inc.             ATYT  14.80  -8.1% -14.4% -10.8% -14.4% 0.0% 0.0% -23.7%
QLogic
 Corporation      QLGC  33.24  -8.0% -17.9%  10.3% -17.9% 0.0% 0.0%  -9.5%

                                  Market Internals
         Volume   20 Day Avg. Advancers  Decliners Advancers  Decliners
NASDAQ  2,111.44   1,801.47   1,521          984      991       1,751
NYSE    1,879.49   1,644.80   1,413          611      799       1,517
                                                       4 Week Average

                     Number of Companies Hitting 52 Week Highs/Lows
                        Highs     Lows             Highs     Lows
NASDAQ                   15        58               20       102
NYSE                     38       130               24       148
                                                   4 Week Average

                                       IPOs
                          1Q      2Q      3Q      4Q      YTD
NASDAQ                    27                              27
NYSE                      21                              21

                                  Secondary Offerings
                          1Q      2Q      3Q      4Q      YTD
NASDAQ                    53                              53
NYSE                      49                              49

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