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NASDAQ OMX Group (NASDAQ:NDAQ) EVP Bruce Aust sold 20,000 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction dated Monday, June 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.49, for a total transaction of $729,800.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 98,101 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,579,705. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

NASDAQ OMX Group (NASDAQ:NDAQ) traded up 1.72% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $37.89. The stock had a trading volume of 1,202,433 shares. NASDAQ OMX Group has a 1-year low of $29.51 and a 1-year high of $41.25. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $36.88 and a 200-day moving average of $37.92. The company has a market cap of $6.457 billion and a P/E ratio of 14.41.

NASDAQ OMX Group (NASDAQ:NDAQ) last released its earnings data on Thursday, April 24th. The company reported $0.72 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the 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 in the previous year, the company posted $0.64 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 26.6% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that NASDAQ OMX Group will post $2.91 EPS for the current fiscal year.

NDAQ has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of NASDAQ OMX Group in a research note on Wednesday. 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 Barclays reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of NASDAQ OMX Group in a research note on Friday, June 6th. They now have a $43.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $45.00. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $38.36.

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

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