Stocks Kicked Out Of The NASDAQ-100 (QQQ) Since 1995

Published on by on February 7, 2013 | Updated February 25, 2014

The NASDAQ-100 Index, often known simply as the NASDAQ, is one of the best known benchmarks in the world. The index utilizes a modified market-cap strategy, reflecting the performance of a tech-heavy basket of large stocks that can differ dramatically from indexes such as the Dow and S&P 500. The NASDAQ-100 is also the underlying for one of the oldest and most popular ETFs; PowerShares‘ QQQ ETF (QQQ, A-) will enter its teenage years in March of 2013, and has more than $33 billion in assets. There are other ETFs that are linked to various other NASDAQ indexes, including funds like Fidelity‘s (ONEQ, B+) and iShares‘ (IBB, B+).

As of July 2013, the NASDAQ-100 experienced a number of shuffles; several stocks, including Liberty Media, Starz, Virgin Media, Perrigo, and Oracle were removed. They join a not-so-elite group of a couple hundred stocks that has been kicked out of the index since 1995; the following interactive chart lists every company kicked out of the NASDAQ-100 since 1995. Simply click on a year to see which companies were excluded and when it occurred [see also Visual History Of The S&P 500].

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Kicked Out of The Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) in 1995
Dollar General, 1/27/1995
Magma Power Company, 1/27/1995
QVC, 2/13/1995
SciMed Life Systems, 2/27/1995
Sonoco Products, 3/6/1995
Lotus Development, 7/5/1995
LEGENT Corporation, 7/19/1995
Bruno's Inc., 8/18/1995
Pacific Telecom, 9/27/1995
LIN Broadcasting Corp., 10/3/1995
Pioneer Hi-Bred Int., 11/6/1995
Roadway Services, 11/27/1995
MultiMedia, 11/27/1995
Adolph Coors Company, 12/18/1995
Alexander & Baldwin, 12/18/1995
AST Research, Inc., 12/18/1995
Charming Shoppes, 12/18/1995
Hon Industries, 12/18/1995
Intelligent Electronics, 12/18/1995
Nordson Corporation, 12/18/1995
Tecumseh Products, 12/18/1995
Yellow Corporation, 12/18/1995

Kicked Out of The Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) in 1996
Bay Networks, Inc., 2/29/1996
StrataCom, Inc., 7/10/1996
U.S. Healthcare, Inc., 7/17/1996
America Online, Inc., 8/2/1996
AES Corporation (The), 9/30/1996
St. Jude Medical, Inc., 11/25/1996
Acclaim Entertainment, Inc., 12/23/1996
Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc., 12/23/1996
Bob Evans Farms, Inc., 12/23/1996
Giddings & Lewis, Inc., 12/23/1996
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., 12/23/1996
Kelly Services, Inc., 12/23/1996
Lam Research Corporation, 12/23/1996
Herman Miller, Inc., 12/23/1996
Mobile Telecom Tech Corp., 12/23/1996
Perrigo Company, 12/23/1996
Read-Rite Corporation, 12/23/1996
A. Schulman, Inc., 12/23/1996
Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc., 12/23/1996
Vanguard Cellular Systems, Inc., 12/23/1996
Willamette Industries, Inc., 12/23/1996
MFS Communications Company, Inc., 12/31/1996

Kicked Out of The Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) in 1997
Gateway 2000, Inc., 5/22/1997
SunGard Data Systems, Inc., 6/4/1997
U.S. Robotics Corporation, 6/12/1997
Republic Industries, Inc., 6/12/1997
Cascade Communications Corp., 7/1/1997
Stryker Corporation, 7/24/1997
Fort Howard Corporation, 8/13/1997
Tyson Foods, Inc. Class A, 10/15/1997

Kicked Out of The Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) in 1998
Outback Steakhouse, Inc., 1/7/1998
Informix Corporation, 1/7/1998
PETsMART, Inc., 1/7/1998
Boston Chicken, Inc., 1/7/1998
Glenayre Technologies, Inc., 1/7/1998
Komag, Incorporated, 1/7/1998
Intuit, Inc., 1/7/1998
Paging Network, Inc., 1/7/1998
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., 1/7/1998
RPM, Inc., 1/7/1998
Cirrus Logic, Inc., 1/7/1998
American Greetings Corporation, 2/11/1998
Viking Office Products, Inc., 8/27/1998
DSC Communications Corporation, 8/28/1998
Gartner Group, Inc., 9/15/1998
MCI Communications Corporation, 9/16/1998
General Nutrition Companies, Inc., 12/21/1998
U.S. Office Products Company, 12/21/1998
Sybase, Inc., 12/21/1998
ADTRAN, Inc., 12/21/1998
PhyCor, Inc., 12/21/1998
Dura Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 12/21/1998
Oxford Health Plans, Inc., 12/21/1998
Wisconsin Central Transportation, 12/21/1998
PairGain Technologies, Inc., 12/21/1998
Allied Waste Industries, Inc., 12/30/1998

Kicked Out of The Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) in 1999
HBO & Company, 1/13/1999
Tele-Communications, 3/10/1999
Netscape, 3/18/1999
Jacor Communications, 5/5/1999
McCormick & Company, 5/25/1999
FORE Systems, 5/28/1999
Nordstrom, 6/10/1999
Ascend Communications, 6/25/1999
Chancellor Media Corp., 7/14/1999
Quantum Corporation, 8/4/1999
Food Lion, 9/9/1999
Centocor, 10/6/1999
Corporate Express, 10/27/1999
Comair Holdings, 11/22/1999
Worthington Industries, 12/20/1999
CBRL Group, 12/20/1999
First Health Group, 12/20/1999
Ross Stores, 12/20/1999
Fastenal Company, 12/20/1999
Andrew Corporation, 12/20/1999
Electronics for Imaging, 12/20/1999
Reuters Group, 12/20/1999
Cambridge Tech Partners, 12/20/1999
Autodesk, 12/20/1999
Micron Electronics, 12/20/1999
Lincare Holdings, 12/20/1999
Stewart Enterprises, 12/20/1999
Rexall Sundown, 12/20/1999
Tech Data Corporation, 12/20/1999
Qwest Communications, 12/30/1999

Kicked Out of The Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) in 2000
Network Solutions, Inc., 6/9/2000
VISX, Incorporated, 9/7/2000
NTL Incorporated, 10/27/2000
Lycos, Inc., 10/30/2000
Global Crossing Ltd., 11/6/2000
Adaptec, Inc., 12/18/2000
American Power Conversion Corp., 12/18/2000
Apollo Group, Inc., 12/18/2000
Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., 12/18/2000
Legato Systems, Inc., 12/18/2000
Herman Miller, Inc., 12/18/2000
Network Associates, Inc., 12/18/2000
Northwest Airlines Corporation, 12/18/2000
PacifiCare Health Systems, Inc, 12/18/2000
Quintiles Transnational Corp., 12/18/2000
Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, 12/18/2000
Synopsys, Inc., 12/18/2000

Kicked Out of The Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) in 2001
SDL, Inc., 2/13/2001
BMC Software, Inc., 3/13/2001
VoiceStream Wireless Corporation, 5/31/2001
At Home Corporation, 10/4/2001
Exodus Communications, Inc., 10/5/2001
XO Communications, Inc., 12/17/2001
Ariba, Inc., 12/24/2001
BroadVision, Inc., 12/24/2001
CMGI, Inc., 12/24/2001
CNET Networks, Inc., 12/24/2001
3Com Corporation, 12/24/2001
Inktomi Corporation, 12/24/2001
Level 3 Communications, Inc., 12/24/2001
McLeodUSA Incorporated, 12/24/2001
Metromedia Fiber Network, Inc., 12/24/2001
Novell, Inc., 12/24/2001
Palm, Inc., 12/24/2001
Parametric Technology Corp., 12/24/2001
RealNetworks, Inc., 12/24/2001

Kicked Out of The Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) in 2002
Adelphia Communications Corporation, 6/3/2002
Immunex Corporation, 7/15/2002
WorldCom, Inc., 7/24/2002
Concord EFS, Inc., 11/7/2002
Comcast Corporation, 11/19/2002
Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc., 12/16/2002
Abgenix, Inc., 12/23/2002
Andrx Group, 12/23/2002
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, 12/23/2002
Atmel Corporation, 12/23/2002
Charter Communications, Inc., 12/23/2002
Conexant Systems, Inc., 12/23/2002
Cytyc Corporation, 12/23/2002
Integrated Device Technology, Inc., 12/23/2002
ImClone Systems Incorporated, 12/23/2002
i2 Technologies, Inc., 12/23/2002
Protein Design Labs, Inc., 12/23/2002
PMC - Sierra, Inc., 12/23/2002
Rational Software Corporation, 12/23/2002
Sepracor Inc., 12/23/2002
Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation, 12/23/2002

Kicked Out of The Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) in 2003
Biogen, Inc., 11/13/2003
ADC Telecommunications, Inc., 12/22/2003
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., 12/22/2003
CIENA Corporation, 12/22/2003
LM Ericsson Telephone Company, 12/22/2003
Human Genome Sciences, Inc., 12/22/2003
ICOS Corporation, 12/22/2003
Monster Worldwide Inc., 12/22/2003
RF Micro Devices, Inc., 12/22/2003

Kicked Out of The Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) in 2004
PanAmSat Corporation, 8/19/2004
Cephalon, Inc., 12/20/2004
Compuware Corporation, 12/20/2004
First Health Group Corp., 12/20/2004
Gentex Corporation, 12/20/2004
Henry Schein, Inc., 12/20/2004
NVIDIA Corporation, 12/20/2004
Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc., 12/20/2004
Ryanair Holdings PLC, 12/20/2004
PeopleSoft, Inc., 12/29/2004

Kicked Out of The Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) in 2005
VERITAS Software Corporation, 7/1/2005
Nextel Communications, Inc., 8/15/2005
Career Education Corp., 12/19/2005
Dollar Tree Stores Inc., 12/19/2005
Intersil Corporation, 12/19/2005
Invitrogen Corproation, 12/19/2005
Level 3 Communications Inc., 12/19/2005
Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc., 12/19/2005
Molex Inc., 12/19/2005
Novellus Systems Inc., 12/19/2005
QLogic Corp., 12/19/2005
Sanmina-SCI Corp., 12/19/2005
Synopsys Inc., 12/19/2005
Smurfit-Stone Container Corp., 12/19/2005

Kicked Out of The Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) in 2006
Mercury Interactive Corp., 1/4/2006
MCI, Inc., 1/9/2006
Siebel Systems, Inc., 2/1/2006
Chiron Corporation, 4/20/2006
PIXAR, 5/8/2006
ATI Technologies Inc., 10/24/2006
Red Hat, Inc., 12/12/2006
JDS Uniphase Corporation, 12/18/2006
Lincare Holdings Inc., 12/18/2006
Urban Outfitters, Inc., 12/18/2006

Kicked Out of The Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) in 2007
Comverse Technology, Inc., 2/1/2007
American Power Conversion Corporation, 2/14/2007
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., 3/8/2007
MedImmune, Inc., 6/1/2007
Biomet, Inc., 7/12/2007
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., 10/2/2007
CDW Corporation, 10/8/2007
CheckFree Corporation, 12/4/2007
LM Ericsson Telephone Company, 12/24/2007
Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc., 12/24/2007
Ross Stores, Inc., 12/24/2007
Sepracor Inc., 12/24/2007
XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc., 12/24/2007

Kicked Out of The Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) in 2008
BEA Systems, Inc., 4/30/2008
Tellabs, Inc., 5/19/2008
UAL Corporation, 7/21/2008
Monster Worldwide, Inc., 11/10/2008

Kicked Out of The Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) in 2009
Focus Media Holding, 1/20/2009
Sun Microsystems, 7/17/2009
Juniper Networks, 10/29/2009
Akamai Technologies, 12/21/2009
Hansen Natural, 12/21/2009
IAC/InterActive Corp., 12/21/2009
Liberty Global, 12/21/2009
Pharmaceutical Product Development, 12/21/2009
Ryanair, 12/21/2009
Steel Dynamics, 12/21/2009

Kicked Out of The Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) in 2010
Cintas, 12/20/2010
Dish Network, 12/20/2010
Foster Wheeler, 12/20/2010
Hologic, 12/20/2010
J.B. Hunt, 12/20/2010
Logitech, 12/20/2010
Patterson Companies, 12/20/2010

Kicked Out of The Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) in 2011
Genzyme, 4/4/2011
Millicom International Cellular, 5/27/2011
Cephalon, 7/15/2011
Joy Global, 12/6/2011
FLIR Systems, 12/19/2011
Illumina, 12/19/2011
NII Holdings, 12/19/2011
Qiagen, 12/19/2011
Urban Outfitters, 12/19/2011

Kicked Out of The Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) in 2012
First Solar, 4/23/2012
Teva Pharmaceuticals, 5/30/2012
Ctrip, 7/23/2012
Infosys Limited, 12/12/2012
Apollo Group, 12/24/2012
Electronic Arts, 12/24/2012
Flextronics, 12/24/2012
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, 12/24/2012
Lam Research, 12/24/2012
Marvell Technology Group, 12/24/2012
Netflix, 12/24/2012
Research in Motion, 12/24/2012
VeriSign, 12/24/2012
Warner Chilcott, 12/24/2012

Kicked Out of The Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) in 2013
Liberty Media, 1/15/2013
Starz, 3/18/2013
Virgin Media, 6/5/2013
Perrigo, 6/6/2013
Oracle Corporation, 7/8/2013
BMC Software, 7/25/2013
Life Technologies, 8/15/2013
DELL, 10/29/2013
Randgold Resources, 11/18/2013
Fossil, Inc., 12/23/2013
Microchip Technology, 12/23/2013
Nuance Communications, 12/23/2013
Sears Holdings Corporation, 12/23/2013
DENTSPLY International, 12/23/2013