How to buy Nasdaq (NDAQ) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in Nasdaq shares.
Nasdaq Inc (NDAQ) is a leading financial data & stock exchanges business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$55.05 after a previous close of US$55.84. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD54.0401 to a high of USD55.19. The latest price was USD54.13 (25 minute delay). Nasdaq is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Nasdaq
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for Nasdaq. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: NDAQ. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Nasdaq reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$55.84, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Nasdaq, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Nasdaq. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights.
What's in this guide?
- Nasdaq key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Nasdaq stock a buy or sell?
- Nasdaq performance over time
- Is Nasdaq suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Nasdaq shares over-valued?
- Nasdaq's financials
- How volatile are Nasdaq shares?
- Does Nasdaq pay a dividend?
- Have Nasdaq shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Nasdaq stock price (NASDAQ:NDAQ)Use our graph to track the performance of NDAQ stocks over time.
Have Nasdaq's shares ever split?
Nasdaq's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 29 August 2022. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Nasdaq shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Nasdaq shares which in turn could have impacted Nasdaq's share price.
Nasdaq shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$46.88 - US$66.6329|
|50-day moving average||US$50.9928|
|200-day moving average||US$52.5224|
|Dividend yield||US$0.84 (1.57%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$2.24|
Nasdaq price performance over time
|1 week (2023-12-01)||-3.17%|
|1 month (2023-11-08)||4.62%|
|3 months (2023-09-08)||5.25%|
|6 months (2023-06-08)||-6.14%|
|1 year (2022-12-08)||-15.67%|
|2 years (2021-12-08)||-21.70%|
|3 years (2020-12-08)||26.23%|
|5 years (2018-12-07)||85.89%|
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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 25x. In other words, Nasdaq shares trade at around 25x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
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 2.7906. 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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$2 billion (£1.6 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Nasdaq's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.
Nasdaq share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Nasdaq's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$46.88 up to US$66.6329. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Nasdaq's is 0.962. This would suggest that Nasdaq's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
|Revenue TTM||US$6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||31.77%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$3.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||4.67%|
|Return on equity TTM||17.81%|
|Market capitalisation||US$32.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Nasdaq share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 31.27% of net profits
Recently Nasdaq has paid out, on average, around 31.27% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.57% 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 1.57% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Nasdaq's case, that would currently equate to about $0.84 per share.
While Nasdaq's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Nasdaq may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Nasdaq's most recent dividend payout was on 22 December 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 December 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
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 01/01/2019) 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
|Total ESG score||16.08|
|Total ESG percentile||10.96|
|Environmental score percentile||5|
|Social score percentile||5|
|Governance score percentile||5|
|Level of controversy||2|
Nasdaq, Inc. operates as a technology company that serves capital markets and other industries worldwide. It operates in three segments: Market Platforms, Capital Access Platforms, and Anti-Financial Crime. The Market Platforms segment trading services, including 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. This segment also handles assets, such as cash equities, equity derivatives, currencies, interest-bearing securities, commodities, energy products, and digital currencies. The Capital Access Platforms segment sells and distributes historical and real-time market data; develops and licenses Nasdaq-branded indexes and financial products; operates listing platforms; investment insights and workflow solutions; and offers investor relations intelligence, ESG solutions, and governance solutions. The Anti-Financial Crime segment includes anti financial crime management solutions, which offers Nasdaq Trade Surveillance, a SaaS solution for brokers and other market participants to assist them in complying with market rules, regulations, and internal market surveillance policies; Nasdaq Market Surveillance, a market surveillance solution for markets and regulators; and Verafin, a SaaS technology provider of anti-financial crime management solutions. The company was formerly known as The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. and changed its name to Nasdaq, Inc. in September 2015. Nasdaq, Inc. was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
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