Quarterly Changes to the NASDAQ Q-50 Index
NEW YORK, Mar 12, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
(NDAQ) announced today the results of the quarterly re-ranking of the NASDAQ Q-50
Index (NXTQ), which will become effective prior to market open on Monday, March
The following nine securities will be added to the Index: Frontier Communications
Company (FTR), MercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI), ON Semiconductor Corporation (ONNN),
Qiagen N.V. (QGEN), Ryanair Holdings plc (RYAAY), SXC Health Solutions Corp.
(SXCI), TripAdvisor, Inc. (TRIP), Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) and Viacom
The Index is designed to track the performance of the 50 securities that are next
in line to replace the securities currently included in the NASDAQ-100 Index(R).
The NASDAQ Q-50 Index is re-ranked on a quarterly basis. For more information
about the NASDAQ Q-50 Index, including detailed eligibility criteria, visit
As a result of the re-ranking, the following nine securities will be removed from
the Index: Deckers Outdoor Corporation (DECK), Fortinet, Inc. (FTNT), Allscripts
Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (MDRX), NII Holdings, Inc. (NIHD), NetEase.com, Inc.
(NTES), Open Text Corporation (OTEX), Patterson Companies, Inc. (PDCO), Rovi
Corporation (ROVI), and Riverbed Technology, Inc. (RVBD).
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