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How to buy Nasdaq stock

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Nasdaq, Inc is a financial data & stock exchanges business based in the US. Nasdaq shares (NDAQ) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Nasdaq employs 4,830 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – NDAQ – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

Nasdaq share price

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Nasdaq shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$102.81 - $162.34
50-day moving average $150.39
200-day moving average $137.07
Wall St. target price$171.88
PE ratio 25.9707
Dividend yield $1.96 (1.23%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $6.15

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Is it a good time to buy Nasdaq stock?

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Is Nasdaq under- or over-valued?

Valuing Nasdaq stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Nasdaq's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Nasdaq's P/E ratio

Nasdaq's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 26x. In other words, Nasdaq shares trade at around 26x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

Nasdaq's PEG ratio

Nasdaq's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.2572. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Nasdaq's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Nasdaq's EBITDA

Nasdaq's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.7 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Nasdaq's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Nasdaq financials

Revenue TTM $5.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 24.82%
Gross profit TTM $2.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.52%
Return on equity TTM 17.53%
Profit margin 17.35%
Book value $38.45
Market capitalisation $26.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Nasdaq shares

There are currently 2.5 million Nasdaq shares held short by investors – that's known as Nasdaq's "short interest". This figure is 14.2% down from 2.9 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Nasdaq shares can be evaluated.

Nasdaq's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Nasdaq's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Nasdaq shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Nasdaq shares traded daily (recently around 991346.24505929). Nasdaq's SIR currently stands at 2.53. In other words for every 100,000 Nasdaq shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2530 shares are currently held short.

However Nasdaq's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Nasdaq shares, or, against the total number of tradable Nasdaq shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Nasdaq's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Nasdaq shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0218% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Nasdaq shares, roughly 22 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Nasdaq.

Find out more about how you can short Nasdaq stock.

Nasdaq's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Nasdaq.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Nasdaq's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 16.08

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Nasdaq's overall score of 16.08 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 11st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Nasdaq is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Nasdaq's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.54/100

Nasdaq's environmental score of 4.54 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Nasdaq is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Nasdaq's social score

Social score: 10.23/100

Nasdaq's social score of 10.23 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Nasdaq is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Nasdaq's governance score

Governance score: 11.31/100

Nasdaq's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Nasdaq is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Nasdaq's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Nasdaq scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Nasdaq has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Nasdaq, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 16.08
Total ESG percentile 10.96
Environmental score 4.54
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 10.23
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 11.31
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 2

Nasdaq share dividends

24%

Dividend payout ratio: 24.11% of net profits

Recently Nasdaq has paid out, on average, around 24.11% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.35% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Nasdaq shareholders could enjoy a 1.35% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Nasdaq's case, that would currently equate to about $1.96 per share.

While Nasdaq's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Nasdaq is investing more in its future growth.

Nasdaq's most recent dividend payout was on 25 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Nasdaq share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Nasdaq's shares have ranged in value from as little as $102.8127 up to $162.34. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NDAQ.US volatility(beta: 0.85)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Nasdaq's is 0.8467. This would suggest that Nasdaq's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Nasdaq overview

Nasdaq, Inc. operates as a technology company that serves capital markets and other industries worldwide. It operates through four segments: Market Services, Corporate Platforms, Investment Intelligence, and Market Technology. The Market Services segment includes equity derivative trading and clearing, cash equity trading, fixed income and commodities trading and clearing, and trade management service businesses. This segment operates various exchanges and other marketplace facilities across various asset classes, which include derivatives, commodities, cash equity, debt, structured products, and exchange traded products; and provides broker, clearing, settlement, and central depository services. The Corporate Platforms segment includes listing; investor relation; and environmental, social, and governance services businesses that deliver critical capital market and governance solutions to public and private companies. As of December 31, 2020, it had 3,392 companies listed securities on The Nasdaq Stock Market, including 1,476 listings on The Nasdaq Global Select Market; 907 on The Nasdaq Global Market; and 1,009 on The Nasdaq Capital Market.

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