Nasdaq OMX Catapults Higher

Nasdaq OMX (NDAQ) shares are pushing further into fresh 52-week-high ground. The stock was recently up just shy of 1.5% Thursday as it extended on Wednesday's earnings-driven 5.75% breakout, a powerful rally sparked by the company's 27% third-quarter profit increase. The move has lifted shares past heavy resistance just below $34.50 -- and, with this area now cleared, the stock is set up well for more upside.

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