BATS 1000 Index Declines 1.6% This Week

EIGHT SECTORS DECLINE, TWO ADVANCE

Mar 18, 2011, 16:54 ET from BATS Global Markets

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BATS Global Markets, a global stock market operator, reports the BATS 1000 Index (BATSK) was down 1.6% for the week ending March 18 in the U.S. The S&P 500 Index declined 1.9% for the same period.

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The BATS 1000 Index was at 14,532.18 as of 4 p.m. ET Friday compared with a final value of 14,772.91 last Friday.

The Alternative Resources (+0.7%) and Basic Materials (0.3%) sectors were the only two sectors to advance this week. Eight sectors declined with Utilities (–3.4%) and Technology and Communications  (–3.3%) leading the declines.

Below is an overview of the BATS 1000 Index and sub-indices for the week:


Index Ticker

Index Name

Performance

BATSK

BATS 1000 Index

–1.6%

BATAR

BATS Alternative Resources and Energy Sector Index

+0.7%

BATBM

BATS Basic Materials Sector Index

+0.3%

BATBS

BATS Business Services Sector Index

–1.2%

BATCG

BATS Consumer Goods Sector Index

–2.5%

BATCS

BATS Consumer Services Sector Index

–2.6%

BATFN

BATS Financials Sector Index

–1.6%

BATHP

BATS Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals Sector Index

–1.6%

BATIM

BATS Industrials and Manufacturing Sector Index

–1.8%

BATTC

BATS Technology and Communications Sector Index

–3.3%

BATUT

BATS Utilities Sector Index

–3.4%




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 BATS 1000 Index was launched on July 1, 2009, with a base value of 10,000. 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.

Complete BATS 1000 Index information, criteria for inclusion and current index value are available at: http://www.batstrading.com/market_data/indices/bats_1000/.

About BATS

BATS Global Markets (BATS) is a global financial markets technology company headquartered in the Kansas City, Mo., area with additional offices in New York and London. Founded in June 2005, BATS operates two stock exchanges in the U.S., the BZX Exchange and BYX Exchange; BATS Options, a U.S. equity options market; and BATS Europe, an FSA-authorised multilateral trading facility in Europe. The BATS technology platform is internally developed by a dedicated core team of market and technology professionals, catering to the needs of the broker-dealer and trading community. BATS … Making Markets Better.

SOURCE BATS Global Markets



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