Deutsche Boerse and NYSE: Our Plan to Ease Anti-Trust Concerns

Sources report Deutsche Boerse and NYSE (NYSE:NYX) are contemplating spinning off parts of their derivatives arms to produce a 2nd player in the space and alleviate anti-trust worries regarding the $9B merger. The deal is set to be stopped without further sale of assets, say sources.

Here’s how exchange operator stocks are trading on the news:

NYSE Euronext, Inc. (NYSE:NYX): NYX shares recently traded at $27.06, down $1.32, or 4.65%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $21.80 to $41.60. Volume today was 2,850,936 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 3,266,350 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 11.09, while trailing earnings are $2.44 per share.

Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ): NDAQ shares recently traded at $25.57, down $0.58, or 2.22%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $20.32 to $29.71. Volume today was 1,224,665 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 2,647,290 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 10.65, while trailing earnings are $2.40 per share.

CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME): CME shares recently traded at $249.26, up $0.42, or 0.17%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $235.23 to $328.00. Volume today was 171,680 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 701,023 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 13.21, while trailing earnings are $18.86 per share.

IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE): ICE shares recently traded at $120.73, down $2.55, or 2.07%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $102.57 to $135.38. Volume today was 422,617 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 756,561 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 18.55, while trailing earnings are $6.51 per share.