Nasdaq Omx Phlx LLC Company Profile
Is older better than bigger? Nasdaq OMX PHLX (formerly The Philadelphia Stock Exchange and known as the PHLX for short) might think so. Founded in 1790, the exchange claims seniority status over the larger New York Stock Exchange. The PHLX provides electronic and hybrid floor-based trading of equities, options, and futures trading, as well as clearing services. The exchange trades some 7,000 stocks and 2,600 equity options. In 2008 The Nasdaq OMX Group bought the PHLX from a group of investors including Citadel Investment Group, Citigroup, Credit Suisse (USA), Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, and UBS for some $695 million. The exchange is now part of the Nasdaq Transaction Services US Group.
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