Nasdaq Inc. (NDAQ): Interesting things to know About NDAQ

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Nasdaq Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) changes shares on Wednesday trading session, with a change of 0.51% or $0.66 shares. The trading starts at $130.30 and closed at $129.70 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $129.04 and day high was $130.47 on Wednesday, August 05. After the session, the Financial sector daily volume shifted to 0.58 million while its average volume is 740.79K. In other hand, the NDAQ market cap reached to $21.19B. While, its current target price is $135.72.

On July 22, 2020, Nasdaq tops profit views amid clamor for tech stocks. According to the news reported on Reuters, Nasdaq Inc on Wednesday reported second-quarter profits that topped expectations as the company’s technology-heavy indexes attracted record inflows and exchange volumes surged with more people trading from home while under COVID-19 lockdowns.

Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is down -0.50% and up 8.21% for month. Its quarterly performance was 23.41% above, while its half year performance is up 11.93%. NDAQ yearly performance stood at positive 36.00% and rise 21.72% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for Nasdaq Inc. is 2.40.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. NDAQ EPS (TTM) for 12-month is 4.78. EPS for this year is 3.90%, while for the next year its value is 5.89. Sales growth for the current quarter is 3.03 while its EPS Q/Q reached -17.70%. It has an EPS of 14.10% up for past five years and for the next five years will be up 9.00%.

Let’s take a look on the analyst recommendations on NDAQ for the current month and previous month. For the current month, 7 of 19 analysts recommend stock as Buy while 0 as Sell, 1 as overweight, 1 as underweight and 10 as Hold. As compared with the previous month ratings, 0 analysts participate in stock recommendation. Out of 0, 0 rated it sell, 0 rated it as Buy and 0 as Hold Ratings. On the other hand, target price ranges from $119.00 – $148.00. Average target price for NDAQ was reached at $135.72.

Investor AB, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. and Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) are the top three holders in Nasdaq Inc. (NDAQ) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, Investor AB has 19.39 million shares which valued 1.84 billion. On Mar 30, 2020, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. owned 15.07 million shares which valued at 1.43 billion. On Mar 30, 2020, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) has a total of 13.08 million shares which valued at 1.24 billion. In the end, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) have 7.97% shares outstanding of Nasdaq Inc. (NDAQ) on Mar 30, 2020. The insider ownership moved to 0.50% and institutional holding shifted to 78.30%.

The company posted an EPS (TTM) of 4.78. According to the most recent quarter report on (Sep 2020), 16 analysts estimated an average EPS of 1.42, while 1.27 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for NDAQ published in the report was $1.37 – $1.53 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was 1.27 which is lower than 1.54 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.

A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for NDAQ rise 18.84% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was 6.58% which is showing green signal, while SMA-20 was 1.65%. The moving average value for Nasdaq Inc. (NDAQ) is 2.87M and 1.50% for 200 and 50 days respectively.

Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in NDAQ stock. On Jul 29, Peterson Bradley J, Executive Vice President, sold 1,000 trading shares at the cost of $131.36, which valued at 0.13 million. On Jul 06, Smith Bryan Everard, Executive Vice President, sold 1,000 shares at the cost of $121.49, with total shares of 14,946. On Jun 09, Ottersgard Lars, Executive Vice President, sold 3,500 shares at the cost of 119.82. After this transaction, Ottersgard Lars total shares reached to 15,946 which valued at 0.42 million.