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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Nasdaq, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ)?

The company in question is, Nasdaq, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) currently with a stock price of 66.38 (-1.28% today). The market cap for Nasdaq, Inc. is 10917.52, and is in the sector Financial, and Diversified Investments industry. The target price for Nasdaq, Inc. is 74.07. Currently Nasdaq, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 23.04, and a forward P/E of 15.8. Average volume for Nasdaq, Inc. is 737.77 and so far today it is 547700.

Performance in the last year for Nasdaq, Inc. has been 22.93%. For EPS growth, Nasdaq, Inc. has seen a growth of 4.40%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 13.57%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 5.50% over the last five years and could be 10.58% for the next five years. Nasdaq, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 11.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -46.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is -4.07%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 2.63%.

Since the IPO date for Nasdaq, Inc. on the 7/1/2002, Nasdaq, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 15.66%. With Nasdaq, Inc. trading at 66.38, the dividend yield is 1.93%, and the EPS is 2.88.

So could Nasdaq, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 23.04. The PEG is 2.18, P/S is 3.09 and the P/B is at 1.92. The P/cash is 18.23, with P/free cash flow at 29.43.

Nasdaq, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.1, and the quick ratio is 1.1. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.65, and total debt/equity at 0.

In terms of margins, Nasdaq, Inc. has a gross margin of 61.00%, an operating margin of 24.60% and a profit margin of 13.80%.Payout ratio for Nasdaq, Inc. is 36.20%. Return on assets come to 3.70% with return on investment coming to 6.50%.

Insider ownership for Nasdaq, Inc., is at 0.90% and institutional ownership comes to 77.10%. Outstanding shares are at 164.47. While shares float is 133.98. The float short is currently 2.33%, and short ratio is 4.23.

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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