SOURCE: NASDAQ

August 26, 2005 18:08 ET

NASDAQ Market Intelligence Desk Statistical Report - For the Week Ending 8/26/05

-- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 26, 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         2120.77  -0.7%  -2.9%  -8.1%  2.9%   3.1%   0.0%  -3.6%
NASDAQ 100
 Index             1558.84  -0.9%  -2.9%  -8.5%  0.7%   4.4%   0.0%  -3.2%
Dow Jones
 Industrial
 Average          10397.29  -1.5%  -2.3%  -2.6% -2.2%   1.2%   0.0%  -2.1%
S&P 500 Index      1205.10  -1.2%  -2.4%  -2.6%  0.9%   1.2%   0.0%  -0.6%
Russell 2000
 Index              648.63  -0.6%  -4.6%  -5.6%  4.0%   1.4%   0.0%  -4.0%
Philadelphia
 Semiconductor
 Index              464.02   0.4%  -2.2%  -3.8%  0.5%  10.7%   0.0%   1.6%

                                 Sub Indices
                    Friday
Index               Close  Weekly  MTD     1Q     2Q    3Q      4Q    YTD
NASDAQ
 Financial
 - 100             2707.32  -1.0%  -2.8%  -7.6%  4.4%   1.3%   0.0%  -5.9%
NASDAQ
 Industrial        1756.29  -1.3%  -5.2%  -7.9%  1.7%   2.1%   0.0%  -5.5%
NASDAQ
 Transportation    2143.14  -1.7%  -3.6%  -4.7% -2.5%   2.8%   0.0%  -3.9%
NASDAQ Bank        2990.25  -1.0%  -3.5%  -7.8%  2.6%   1.1%   0.0%  -7.1%
NASDAQ
 Telecommunication  190.54  -0.7%  -2.8%  -8.2%  1.8%   1.3%   0.0%  -3.9%
NASDAQ Insurance   3336.40  -0.6%  -2.7%  -2.1%  5.1%   0.1%   0.0%  -0.5%
NASDAQ Computer     959.48  -0.3%  -2.0%  -7.5%  3.4%   2.5%   0.0%  -0.6%
NASDAQ
 Biotechnology      681.86  -0.2%  -2.1% -15.3%  6.1%   9.6%   0.0% -11.3%

                             Sector Performance
                    Friday
Top 5 Performers    Close  Weekly  MTD     1Q     2Q    3Q      4Q    YTD
Utilities           162.14   1.4%  -0.8%   4.4%  8.3%   1.2%   0.0%   8.2%
Real Estate         129.40   1.2%  -6.5%  -6.7% 12.1%   1.9%   0.0%   2.3%
Electronic Equp. &
 Instruments        130.32   0.8%   3.4% -14.9% -0.3%  10.4%   0.0% -13.1%
Automobiles &
 Components         117.45   0.8%  -4.6% -20.2% -1.3%   2.2%   0.0% -23.4%
Energy Equip.
 Services           361.79   0.8%   1.1%   9.3%  7.4%  12.1%   0.0%   8.7%

                    Friday
Bottom 5 Performers Close  Weekly  MTD     1Q     2Q    3Q      4Q    YTD
Office Electronics   31.54  -3.5%   0.5% -10.9%  -9.0%  -3.8%  0.0% -19.8%
Chemicals           214.36  -3.1%  -5.6%   4.3%  -9.3%  -2.2%  0.0%  -2.2%
Materials           167.97  -2.5%  -4.5%   1.3% -10.0%   0.6%  0.0%  -5.8%
Banks               347.16  -2.5%  -3.8%  -7.7%   2.9%  -4.1%  0.0%  -4.1%
Metals & Mining     130.03  -2.3%  -0.8%  -0.3% -13.1%   7.8%  0.0% -10.5%

                             NASDAQ 100 Performers
Top 5               Friday
 Performers  Symbol Close  Weekly  MTD     1Q      2Q   3Q    4Q     YTD
Level 3
Communications,
Inc.         LVLT    2.09    8.3%   2.0% -39.2%  -1.5%  3.0%  0.0% 1039.2%
Celgene
 Corporation CELG   48.88    6.4%   2.2%  28.4%  19.5% 20.1%  0.0%  -14.1%
Research in
 Motion
 Limited     RIMM   77.18    5.3%   9.2%  -7.3%  -3.4%  4.6%  0.0%    0.9%
Adobe
Systems
Incorporated ADBE   27.53    5.2%  -7.1%   7.1% -14.8% -3.8%  0.0%   27.6%
QLogic
 Corporation QLGC   34.87    4.2%  12.3%  10.3% -23.8% 13.0%  0.0%    4.1%

Bottom 5            Friday
Performers   Symbol Close  Weekly  MTD     1Q     2Q    3Q     4Q    YTD
PETsMART,
 Inc.        PETM    24.65 -14.8% -17.1% -19.1%  5.6% -18.8%   0.0% -10.2%
VeriSign,
 Inc.        VRSN    21.34 -11.4% -18.9% -14.6%  0.2% -25.8%   0.0% 264.1%
Patterson
 Companies
 Inc.        PDCO    38.65  -5.6% -13.3%  15.1% -9.8% -14.2%  0.0%   66.4%
IAC/
Inter-
ActiveCorp  IACID    24.04  -5.2% -55.0% -19.4%  7.9% -50.0%  0.0%  -50.1%
Sepracor
 Inc.        SEPR    49.07  -5.1%  -6.3%  -3.3%  4.5% -18.2%  0.0%    1.5%

                             Market Internals
        Volume    20 Day Avg.  Advancers  Decliners  Advancers   Decliners
NASDAQ  1,293.10  1,488.84          363     1,652        837       1,619
NYSE    1,184.23  1,382.61          871     1,931      1,065       1,699
                                                        4 Week Average

                Number of Companies Hitting 52 Week Highs/Lows
                Highs   Lows            Highs    Lows
NASDAQ           37      36              46       32
NYSE             54      20              77       24
                                       4 Week Average

                                 IPO's
                                  1Q      2Q      3Q      4Q      YTD
NASDAQ                            23      30      34               87
NYSE                              18      19      16               53

                             Secondary Offerings
                                  1Q      2Q      3Q      4Q      YTD
NASDAQ                            48      45      32              125
NYSE                              45      38      33              116

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