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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Nasdaq, Inc., NDAQ

Nasdaq, Inc., NDAQ is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Diversified Investments in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, Nasdaq, Inc., NDAQ  has a market cap of 11567.4. Since its IPO date on the 7/1/2002, Nasdaq, Inc., NDAQ performance year to date is 19.68%. Today Nasdaq, Inc., NDAQ has gained 0.15%, with a current price of 68.79.

Ownership of the company is 0.90% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 77.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 36.20%. Return of assets are at 3.70%, with return on investment at 6.50%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Nasdaq, Inc., NDAQ is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.65. While Total debt/equity is 0. With a profit margin of 13.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 61.00%, and operating margin of 24.60%. Nasdaq, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.1, while the quick ratio is 1.1.

For the last year Nasdaq, Inc., NDAQ has seen a EPS growth of 4.40%. A performance for the year of 35.18%. The 52-week high is -3.91%, and the 52-week low is 40.37%. The average volume for Nasdaq, Inc., NDAQ is 27076.

With a target price of 74.07, can Nasdaq, Inc., NDAQ reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Nasdaq, Inc., NDAQ. Nasdaq, Inc. has a P/E of 23.84 and a forward P/E of 16.2. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.23. Nasdaq, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.27 and 1.98 respectively. For P/cash, Nasdaq, Inc. has a value of 19.31, while it is 31.18 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 68.79, Nasdaq, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.86%. We see a return on equity of 8.60%.

Looking more long-term Nasdaq, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 10.68%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 14.04% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 4.40% for this year and for the last five years a 5.50% growth has been seen.

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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Peter Clarke

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