The stocks of NDAQ definitely were the target of some extremely large options trading activity that took place last Thursday. Most of the traders ended up buying around 3,106 put options on the stocks of this company. This is a major increase of about 1,971% from the previous value of 150 put options.
The Stock Commentary Of NDAQ
There have been quite a few research equities that have commented on the stocks of NDAQ. Barclays has decided to increase the price target of the company from $165 to $175 with a rating of overweight in a Thursday research report. Citigroup has also increased the price target of the company from $147 to $164 in a Thursday research report.
UBS Group has also increased the price target of the company from a sum of $173 to $178 with a rating of buy in a 15th April research report. Wells Fargo & Company has increased the price target from $173 to $186 with a rating of overweight in a Thursday research report.
Six of the investment analysts covering the firm have already given it a rating of hold, while ten others have issued it a rating of buy. Currently, NDAQ has a buy rating with a $154.03 price target.
The stocks of NDAQ traded on Friday at $159.72. The market cap of the firm is $26.32 billion, with a 29.25 PE ratio, and a PEG ratio of around 2.59, with a 0.77 beta. The year low of the company is $102.82, with a year high of around $162.34. The debt-to-equity ratio of the company is 0.59, with a 1.16 current ratio. The moving average price of the company over 50 days is $149.94, with the moving average price of the company over 200 days set at $136.91.
NDAQ published their quarterly data on the 20th of April. The company had reported an EPS of $1.96, which was more than the consensus sum of $1.74. The company also enjoyed a 17.15% return on equity with a 17.41% net margin.