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EA dropped from NASDAQ 100

Madden publisher falls from the the exchange's list of largest non-financial companies

The NASDAQ exchange is giving Electronic Arts a lump of coal for Christmas, dropping the publisher from its NASDAQ-100 Index effective December 24. The index is a collection of the 100 largest non-financial stocks (based on market capitalization) listed on the NASDAQ exchange, and is adjusted each December.

This year's readjustment will see a bit of churn, with 10 companies falling off the index. Joining Electronic Arts on the way out are a handful of stumbling companies including Netflix and Blackberry-maker Research in Motion. The companies replacing them include storage specialists Western Digital, data center operator Equinix, and Liberty Media Corporation (owner of Starz and the Atlanta Braves).

Though EA is gone, the NASDAQ-100 retains a handful of companies with gaming interests, including Microsoft, Activision Blizzard, Intel, Google, and Apple.

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Latest comments (3)

Bruce Everiss Marketing Consultant 3 years ago
This is big news.
Many investment institutions will no longer need to hold EA stock.
There is no doubting that EA has underperformed in recent years. I remember when they totally dominated the Christmas charts every year.
The bright light is their digital strategy, which is well ahead of most big traditional publishers and which has the potential to leverage their great heritage IP for the new gaming age.
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EA Sports are very strong
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Neil Millstone Director, White Bat Games3 years ago
So only one pure games company in the NASDAQ 100? That is disappointing.
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