Trading Resumes in 216 NYSE Stocks Hit by Outage
November 13, 2012
The New York Stock Exchange resumed trading in 216 stocks, ranging from Discover Financial Services to Global Payments Inc., Tuesday morning. Trading in the symbols was halted Monday by a “matching engine outage.”
In a pre-market alert to its members, the exchange said its trading systems for all symbols in its stock market were “functioning normally.’’ Senior vice president of corporate communications Richard Adamonis confirmed the re-boot of trading in the 216 stocks affected by Monday’s outage.
The exchange distributed an official list of closing prices for each of the 216 affected securities Monday evening.
Trading was halted Monday just before 10 a.m. by a “matching engine outage” associated with the transition of the 216 symbols onto a new technical platform, NYSE Euronext’s Universal Trading Platform.
The hitch involved a server at the firm’s data center in Mahwah, N.J., which now houses all primary operations of NYSE exchanges. The issue did not resolve itself when the NYSE began using a backup server, Adamonis said.