The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced the results of the quarterly re-ranking of the NASDAQ OMX Q-50 Index (Nasdaq:NXTQ), which will become effective prior to market open on Monday, September 23, 2013.
The following nine securities will be added to the Index: Concur Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:CNQR), Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (Nasdaq:CTRP), Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:DNKN), First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq:FSLR), FLIR Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:FLIR), Groupon, Inc. (Nasdaq:GRPN), Methanex Corporation (Nasdaq:MEOH), Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (Nasdaq:SLXP) and Sina Corporation (Nasdaq:SINA).
The NASDAQ Q-50 Index is designed to track the performance of securities that are next-eligible for inclusion into the NASDAQ–100 Index. It does not contain securities of financial companies including investment companies.
As a result of the re-ranking, the following six securities will be removed from the Index: BlackBerry Limited (Nasdaq:BBRY), Copart, Inc. (Nasdaq:CPRT), ONYX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ONXX), Penn National Gaming, Inc. (Nasdaq:PENN), Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:SIRO) and Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:SWKS).