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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 10733.04. Since its IPO date on the 7/1/2002, Nasdaq, Inc., NDAQ performance year to date is 13.20%. Today Nasdaq, Inc., NDAQ has gained -0.46%, with a current price of 64.67.

Ownership of the company is 0.80% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 76.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 39.10%. Return of assets are at 3.50%, 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 0.64. While Total debt/equity is 0.64. With a profit margin of 13.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of 61.60%, and operating margin of 24.20%. 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 12.83%. The 52-week high is -9.66%, and the 52-week low is 20.00%. The average volume for Nasdaq, Inc., NDAQ is 136513.

With a target price of 73.13, can Nasdaq, Inc., NDAQ reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Nasdaq, Inc., NDAQ. Nasdaq, Inc. has a P/E of 22.8 and a forward P/E of 15.58. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.24. Nasdaq, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.98 and 1.87 respectively. For P/cash, Nasdaq, Inc. has a value of 21.68, while it is 30.58 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 64.67, Nasdaq, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.97%. We see a return on equity of 8.40%.

Looking more long-term Nasdaq, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 10.18%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 13.88% 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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