Nasdaq Inc (NASDAQ:NDAQ) EVP Bradley J. Peterson sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, July 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $131.36, for a total value of $131,360.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Bradley J. Peterson also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Tuesday, May 26th, Bradley J. Peterson sold 3,000 shares of Nasdaq stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $118.42, for a total value of $355,260.00.

Nasdaq stock opened at $131.31 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $122.60 and its 200 day moving average is $111.71. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67, a current ratio of 1.11 and a quick ratio of 0.97. The firm has a market cap of $21.54 billion, a P/E ratio of 27.47, a P/E/G ratio of 2.58 and a beta of 0.74. Nasdaq Inc has a one year low of $71.66 and a one year high of $135.51.

Nasdaq (NASDAQ:NDAQ) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 22nd. The financial services provider reported $1.54 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.45 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $699.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $686.79 million. Nasdaq had a return on equity of 16.89% and a net margin of 16.21%. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.22 earnings per share. Equities analysts anticipate that Nasdaq Inc will post 5.86 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 25th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 11th will be issued a $0.49 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 10th. This represents a $1.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.49%. Nasdaq’s payout ratio is currently 39.20%.

Several analysts recently weighed in on NDAQ shares. Raymond James lowered Nasdaq from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 21st. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Deutsche Bank lifted their price target on Nasdaq from $133.00 to $143.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 23rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Nasdaq from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $121.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, May 26th. UBS Group lifted their price target on Nasdaq from $108.00 to $112.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 23rd. Finally, Oppenheimer assumed coverage on Nasdaq in a research note on Wednesday, July 22nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $141.00 price target on the stock. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $126.09.

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. CIBC World Markets Inc. increased its holdings in Nasdaq by 3.9% in the first quarter. CIBC World Markets Inc. now owns 34,438 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $3,270,000 after purchasing an additional 1,298 shares in the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its holdings in Nasdaq by 75.9% in the first quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 197,621 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $18,764,000 after purchasing an additional 85,262 shares in the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its holdings in Nasdaq by 59.3% in the first quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 261,312 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $24,811,000 after purchasing an additional 97,224 shares in the last quarter. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. increased its holdings in Nasdaq by 119.7% in the first quarter. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. now owns 159,118 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $15,108,000 after purchasing an additional 86,701 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. increased its holdings in Nasdaq by 21.4% in the second quarter. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. now owns 9,514 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,137,000 after purchasing an additional 1,675 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 74.86% of the company’s stock.

Nasdaq Company Profile

Nasdaq, Inc provides trading, clearing, marketplace technology, regulatory, securities listing, information, and public and private company services worldwide. The company's Market Services segment offers equity derivative trading and clearing; cash equity trading; fixed income and commodities trading and clearing; and trade management services.

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