KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BATS Global Markets, a global stock market operator, reports the BATS 1000 Index (Ticker: BATSK) was up 2.1% for the trading week ending April 29. The S&P 500 Index was up 2.0% for the same period.
The BATS 1000 Index was at 15,586.57 as of 4 p.m. ET today, up 320.44 points on the week. All ten of the sectors that comprise the BATS 1000 Index advanced, with Business Services (+3.0%), Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals (+2.8%) and Utilities (+2.8%) leading the way.
Below is an overview of the BATS 1000 Index and sub-indices for the week:
BATS 1000 Index
BATS Alternative Resources and Energy Sector Index
BATS Basic Materials Sector Index
BATS Business Services Sector Index
BATS Consumer Goods Sector Index
BATS Consumer Services Sector Index
BATS Financials Sector Index
BATS Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals Sector Index
BATS Industrials and Manufacturing Sector Index
BATS Technology and Communications Sector Index
BATS Utilities Sector Index
The BATS 1000 Index offers a listings-neutral, broad snapshot of the U.S. equities marketplace by tracking the performance of 1,000 securities classified in 10 important industry sectors. The 10 index sectors are adjusted to an equal weighting based on the current value of the index every June during an annual reconstitution process.
The BATS 1000 Index data is available via the Consolidated Tape System (CTS), the operating authority for exchange-listed securities information, enabling distribution of the data to the public via the Internet and other electronic media.
BATS Global Markets (BATS) is a leading operator of stock and options markets around the globe. BATS operates two stock exchanges in the U.S., the BATS BZX Exchange and BYX Exchange; BATS Options, a U.S. equity options market; and BATS Europe, an FSA-authorised multilateral trading facility in Europe. Each of these marketplaces is powered by BATS' innovative and proprietary technology that was developed by a dedicated core team of market and technology professionals, catering to the needs of the broker-dealer and trading community. The company is headquartered in the Kansas City, Mo., area with additional offices in New York and London. BATS ... Making Markets Better.