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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$58.77 after a previous close of US$59.2. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD58.44 to a high of USD58.9. The latest price was USD58.6 (25 minute delay). Nasdaq is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Nasdaq

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$59.2, 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.
  6. 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.

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 28 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

Information last updated 2024-06-14.
OpenUS$58.77
HighUS$58.9
LowUS$58.44
CloseUS$58.6
Previous closeUS$59.2
Change US$-0.6
Change % -1.0135%
Volume 2,049,451
Information last updated 2024-06-13.
52-week rangeUS$46.5233 - US$64.25
50-day moving average US$60.744
200-day moving average US$56.1455
Target priceUS$65.33
PE ratio 31.6578
Dividend yield US$0.88 (1.61%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$1.87

Nasdaq share growth calculator

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Use the fields above to explore the returns from a historical investment. Please refer to the charts further up this page to see performance over 5 years, or other periods. Past performance doesn't indicate future results. Capital is at risk.

Nasdaq price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $58.6

1 week (2024-06-10) -1.18%
1 month (2024-05-17) -6.63%
3 months (2024-03-15) -1.81%
6 months (2023-12-15) 7.05%
1 year (2023-06-16) 14.41%
2 years (2022-06-16) 18.34%
3 years (2021-06-17) -2.22%
5 years (2019-06-17) 84.72%

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The value of your investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you invested. Past performance is no indication of future results.

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 32x. In other words, Nasdaq shares trade at around 32x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-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 1.9779. 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 US$2.3 billion (£1.8 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$46.5233 up to US$64.25. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NDAQ.US volatility(beta: 0.95)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Nasdaq's is 0.949. This would suggest that Nasdaq's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Nasdaq financials

Revenue TTM US$6.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 27.12%
Gross profit TTM US$3.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.54%
Return on equity TTM 11.64%
Profit margin 15.97%
Book value 18.773
Market capitalisation US$34.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Nasdaq share dividends

32%

Dividend payout ratio: 32.49% of net profits

Recently Nasdaq has paid out, on average, around 32.49% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.61% 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 1.61% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Nasdaq's case, that would currently equate to about $0.88 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 27 June 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 June 2024 (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 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 overview

Nasdaq, Inc. operates as a technology company that serves capital markets and other industries worldwide. It operates in three segments: Capital Access Platforms, Financial Technology, and Market Services. The Capital Access Platforms segment sells and distributes historical and real-time market data; and develops and licenses Nasdaq-branded indices and financial products. This segment also offers investor relations intelligence, governance solutions, and ESG solutions; and insights and workflow solutions, as well as operates listing platforms. The Financial Technology segment offers Verafin, a cloud-based platform to detect, investigate, and report money laundering and financial frauds; surveillance solutions, including a SaaS platform to assist in complying with market rules, regulations, and internal market surveillance policies; AxiomSL, a risk data management and regulatory reporting solution; and Calypso, a front-to-back trading technology solution for the financial market. This segment also handles assets, comprising cash equities, equity derivatives, currencies, various interest-bearing securities, commodities, energy products, and digital currencies; and trade management and colocation services. The Market Platforms segment offers equity derivative trading and clearing, cash equity trading, fixed income and commodities trading and clearing, and currency trading services. This segment operates various exchanges and other marketplace facilities across various asset classes which includes derivatives, commodities, cash equity, debt, structured products, and exchange traded products; and provides clearing, settlement, and central depository services. 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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