Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Nasdaq (NDAQ) Share Price

Press coverage about Nasdaq (NASDAQ:NDAQ) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Nasdaq earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.0420704937055 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of Nasdaq (NASDAQ:NDAQ) traded up $1.03 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $78.69. 980,978 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 834,495. Nasdaq has a 52-week low of $65.98 and a 52-week high of $80.14. The company has a market capitalization of $13,130.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 52.11, a PEG ratio of 2.00 and a beta of 0.79. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 1.15 and a quick ratio of 1.15.

Nasdaq (NASDAQ:NDAQ) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The financial services provider reported $1.06 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.02 by $0.04. Nasdaq had a net margin of 6.72% and a return on equity of 12.69%. The firm had revenue of $607.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $599.84 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.91 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that Nasdaq will post 4.18 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th were paid a $0.38 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $1.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.93%. Nasdaq’s dividend payout ratio is presently 100.66%.

NDAQ has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $78.00 price objective on shares of Nasdaq in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Bank of America lowered shares of Nasdaq from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and reduced their price objective for the company from $77.00 to $75.00 in a research note on Monday, October 9th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “hold” rating and set a $76.00 price objective on shares of Nasdaq in a research note on Monday, September 11th. Barclays initiated coverage on shares of Nasdaq in a research note on Friday, September 8th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $85.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Nasdaq from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, October 9th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $78.67.

In other news, EVP Pc Nelson Griggs sold 2,064 shares of Nasdaq stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $76.58, for a total value of $158,061.12. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Insiders own 1.60% of the company’s stock.

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Nasdaq Company Profile

Nasdaq, Inc (Nasdaq) is a holding company. The Company is a provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, regulatory, securities listing, information and public company services. It manages, operates and provides its products and services through four segments: Market Services, Corporate Services, Information Services and Market Technology.

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