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Equities research analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised their price objective on shares of NASDAQ OMX Group (NASDAQ:NDAQ) from $40.00 to $45.00 in a research note issued to investors on Friday. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods’ price objective indicates a potential upside of 16.58% from the company’s current price.

In other NASDAQ OMX Group news, EVP Edward S. Knight sold 25,930 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.64, for a total transaction of $1,027,865.20. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Several other analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of NASDAQ OMX Group in a research note on Thursday. They now have a $42.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $43.00. Separately, analysts at Barclays reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of NASDAQ OMX Group in a research note on Monday, June 30th. They now have a $42.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $43.00. Finally, 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. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. NASDAQ OMX Group presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $38.86.

NASDAQ OMX Group (NASDAQ:NDAQ) traded up 0.41% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $38.76. 290,928 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 $37.88 and its 200-day moving average is $37.87. The company has a market cap of $6.605 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.93.

NASDAQ OMX Group (NASDAQ:NDAQ) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 24th. The company reported $0.72 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters 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 prior year, the company posted $0.64 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 26.6% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that NASDAQ OMX Group will post $2.87 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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

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