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NASDAQ OMX Group (NASDAQ:NDAQ) EVP Bruce Aust unloaded 25,210 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.17, for a total transaction of $1,063,105.70. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 98,739 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,163,824. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of NASDAQ OMX Group in a research note on Friday. They now have a $44.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Credit Suisse reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of NASDAQ OMX Group in a research note on Friday. They now have a $45.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $42.00. Finally, analysts at Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of NASDAQ OMX Group in a research note on Friday. They now have a $50.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $45.00. One investment 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 has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $40.57.

Shares of NASDAQ OMX Group (NASDAQ:NDAQ) traded up 0.02% on Tuesday, hitting $42.85. 1,748,409 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. NASDAQ OMX Group has a 52 week low of $29.51 and a 52 week high of $43.26. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $39.24 and a 200-day moving average of $37.99. The company has a market cap of $7.255 billion and a P/E ratio of 16.14.

NASDAQ OMX Group (NASDAQ:NDAQ) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 24th. The company reported $0.70 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $523.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $517.20 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.62 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 16.0% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that NASDAQ OMX Group will post $2.91 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, September 26th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 12th will be given a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.40%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 10th.

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

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