NYSE Volume Picks Up 15%
October 10, 2012
NYSE Euronext said its U.S. stock markets handled 1.7 billion shares a day in September, up 15.3% from August.
But activity at the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Arca and NYSE MKT is down 34.8% from a year ago. In September 2011, the exchanges handled 2.6 billion shares a day.
The NYSE Euronext markets fared better ￼than Nasdaq OMX’s exchanges, which include the Nasdaq Stock Market, Nasdaq PSX and Nasdaq BX. That operator reported total monthly volume of 24.3 billion shares in September.
That was 4.8% below its August volume, which Nasdaq reported at 25.5 billion shares.
And it is down 38.9% from the 39.8 billion shares Nasdaq reported for the month of September 2011.
BATS Global Markets, which operates two exchanges, showed a gain of 16.3% from August to September, with average daily volume reaching 807 million shares, from 694 million. Last September, however, volume was 1.0 billion shares a day, 21.0% greater than this September.
Direct Edge, which also operates two exchanges, reported a 31.2% gain from August to September. Average daily volume in September, it said, was 769 million shares, up from 586 million.
A year ago, Direct Edge had average daily volume of 932 million shares for September. That was 17.5% greater than this year’s level of activity.
￼NYSE Euronext said its global derivatives volume also was up over last month but down from a year ago.
Average daily volume in September of 7.7 million contracts, worldwide, was 19.4% up from August, but 19.4% down from September 2011.
U.S. equity options volume of 4.1 million contracts a day in September 2012 was down 10.2% compared to September 2011 levels, but up 33.5% from August 2012.