Analysis – The Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. Increases Dividend by 67%


The Nasdaq OMX Group Incorporated announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.25 per share, a 67 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.15 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on June 26, 2015, to shareholders of record at close of business on June 12, 2015.

Date Quarterly Dividend
6/12/2015 0.25
3/11/2015 0.15
12/10/2014 0.15
9/10/2014 0.15
6/11/2014 0.15
3/12/2014 0.13
12/11/2013 0.13
9/11/2013 0.13
6/12/2013 0.13
3/12/2013 0.13
12/12/2012 0.13
9/12/2012 0.13

Analysis of Valuation of The Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. (Symbol NDAQ).

Nasdaq is trading below its price/book value (P/BV) range. Nasdaq is trading below its average dividend yield.

Price 04/23/15 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate BV    2015 P/BV  Ratio 10 yr P/BV  Low 10 yr P/BV  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
$49.76 1.20% 8.5% 39.80 1.30 0.64 23.78 2.06% 1.14%
Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge)


Explanation:  Dividend growth financial stocks may be valued upon historical relative price/book value and current yield analysis. Dividend financial stocks trading at a low historical price/book value (P/BV) ratio should be viewed more highly to investors due to their depressed valuation versus other higher P/BV ratio stocks.  Max P/BV price target is based upon company reaching its highest historical P/BV ratio.  Dividend stocks should also be viewed favorably when the current yield is above historical readings for the past 10 years.

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