NASDAQ OMX Group Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Barclays (NDAQ)

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NASDAQ OMX Group (NASDAQ:NDAQ)‘s stock had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at Barclays in a research note issued to investors on Monday. They currently have a $42.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $43.00. Barclays’ price objective indicates a potential upside of 9.83% from the company’s previous close.

A number of other firms have also recently commented on NDAQ. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of NASDAQ OMX Group in a research note on Wednesday, June 18th. They now have a $39.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their price target on shares of NASDAQ OMX Group from $44.50 to $43.00 in a research note on Tuesday, June 10th. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Credit Suisse upgraded shares of NASDAQ OMX Group from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, May 16th. They now have a $42.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $40.00. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $38.29.

Shares of NASDAQ OMX Group (NASDAQ:NDAQ) traded up 0.52% on Monday, hitting $38.44. 581,875 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. NASDAQ OMX Group has a 1-year low of $29.51 and a 1-year high of $41.25. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $37.17 and its 200-day moving average is $37.87. The company has a market cap of $6.550 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.79.

NASDAQ OMX Group (NASDAQ:NDAQ) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 24th. The company reported $0.72 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.71 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $529.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $526.55 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.64 earnings per share. NASDAQ OMX Group’s revenue was up 26.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that NASDAQ OMX Group will post $2.91 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other NASDAQ OMX Group news, EVP Anna M. Ewing sold 10,000 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.00, for a total transaction of $390,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc (NASDAQ:NDAQ) is a holding company.

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