People close to the discussions told The Wall Street Journal an announcement could come as early as Thursday.
Under a deal, ICE would value NYSE at $33 a share, a 37% premium to its closing price on Wednesday, according to a report from CNBC.
NYSE closed Wednesday at $24.05 and soared more than 20% in after-hours trading.Spokespeople for both companies wouldn't comment. -- Written by Joseph Woelfel
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