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Is Nasdaq, Inc.(NASDAQ: NDAQ), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Nasdaq, Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 7/1/2002. Nasdaq, Inc. is in the Diversified Investments industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Nasdaq, Inc., is 761.91, and so far today it has a volume of 1030200. Performance year to date since the 7/1/2002 is 21.02%.

To help you determine whether Nasdaq, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 24.11 and forward P/E is 16.43. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Nasdaq, Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.26. P/S ratio is 3.25 and the P/B ratio is 2.01. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 19.19 and 30.98 respectively.

At the current price Nasdaq, Inc. is trading at, 69.46 (-1.39% today), Nasdaq, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.84%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 36.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.88, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 13.90% after growing 4.40% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -46.10%, and 11.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 165.45, and the number of shares float is 134.16. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.90%, and institutional ownership is at 77.10%. The float short is 2.40%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.23. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.70%, and also a return on investment of 6.50%.

The ability for Nasdaq, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.1, and quick ratio is 1.1. Long term debt/equity is 0.65 and total debt/equity is 0. In terms of margins, Nasdaq, Inc. has a gross margin of 61.00%, with its operating margin at 24.60%, and Nasdaq, Inc. has a profit margin of 13.80%.

The 52 week high is -2.97%, with 38.70% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.34% and the 200 day simple moving average is 8.87%.

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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