NYSE, IntercontinentalExchange in merger talks -WSJ

Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:43pm EST

Dec 19 (Reuters) - NYSE Euronext and IntercontinentalExchange Inc are in talks about a possible merger, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

IntercontinentalExchange had jointly bid with Nasdaq OMX Group Inc to break up the NYSE, but that bid failed.

Shares of NYSE Euronext and IntercontinentalExchange jumped in after-hours trading following the report.

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