Source: Nasdaq OMX
The Nasdaq OMX Group (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced today the introduction of the NASDAQ OMX 100 Index (Nasdaq:QOMX), a new global benchmark for the NASDAQ OMX Group.
The NASDAQ OMX 100 Index is a market-capitalization weighted index comprised of the 100 largest companies listed on the combined exchanges of the NASDAQ OMX Group.
"The NASDAQ OMX 100 Index enables investors to track many of the world's most innovative large growth companies in a broad range of sectors," stated NASDAQ OMX Executive Vice President John Jacobs. "This is a true global index that is comprised of the largest companies listed on the world's largest exchange company. The NASDAQ OMX 100 Index represents our commitment to growth, innovation, transparency and globalization."
The NASDAQ OMX 100 Index is calculated real-time across the combined exchanges and is disseminated in dollars and euros. The Index commenced calculation today with a value of 1500.00.
The NASDAQ OMX 100 is comprised of 100 securities listed on the NASDAQ OMX exchanges in the U.S., Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland. The Index has diverse sector representation with technology having the largest weight followed by health care, industrials, consumer discretionary, and financials.