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Nasdaq, Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Nasdaq, Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 11048.31. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Nasdaq, Inc. is 66.69 (with a change from open of 0.83%), this in conjunction with a target price of 74.14. Volume today has so far reached 514754, with an average volume of about 736.14. The GAP for this stock, is -0.48%.

The P/E ratio is 23.07, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 15.73. The current EPS for Nasdaq, Inc., is 2.88, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 4.40%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 15.79%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Nasdaq, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 13.95% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 10.57%. Quarter over quarter is -46.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 11.20%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 5.50%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 1.30%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.90% and institutional ownership is 77.20%. Shares outstanding is 166.24, while shares float is at a value of 134.16. Float short for Nasdaq, Inc. is 2.52% and the short ratio is 4.59.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.65, while the total debt/equity comes to 0. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.1, and the quick ratio is 1.1. The most recent gross margin is 61.00% and their operating margin is 24.60%. The profit margin is 13.80%.

Nasdaq, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 3.70%, and on investment, 6.50%. Return on equity is 8.60%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.18. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.12, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.92 and Price/cash is 18.44, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 29.78.

The simple moving averages are -3.85% and 3.25% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -6.84% and the 52 week low is 27.57%.

Nasdaq, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.93%, with a current price of 66.69. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 36.20%. This is in an industry, Diversified Investments, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. Nasdaq, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Diversified Investments industry means that Nasdaq, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -0.61%, with performance for the month coming to -3.32%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -0.89%, and for the half year the performance is 26.20%. Volatility for this week is 1.60% and for the month this is 1.40%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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