Headquarters: One Liberty Plaza
New York, NY 10006
Phone: (212) 401-8700
CEO: Bob Greifeld
Stock Symbol: NDAQ
NASDAQ delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with more than 3,500 listed companies.
The NASDAQ Stock Exchange is heavily populated with technology companies including Amazon.com, Apple, Google, Microsoft and Oracle.
The NASDAQ operates an all-electronic trading exchange with no floor traders and brokers. The NASDAQ Stock Market is home to over 3,500 listed companies with a combined market capitalization of over $9.1 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients.
In the U.S. and Europe, the company owns and operates 23 markets, 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products.
The company's technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries.
The NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in Manhattan shows updated stock quotes and is a backdrop for financial reports on major TV news networks.
The company reported revenues of $2.06 billion in 2014, up from $1.89 billion. Net income was $413 million.
NASDAQ welcomed 189 new Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) in 2014 and a total of 327 new listings.
Founded in 1971, NASDAQ is an acronym standing for National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations.
The company has its origins to the Philadelphia Stock Exchange in 1790 which was the first stock exchange in the U.S.
The NASDAQ had an IPO in 1987 to become the first stock exchange to go public.
In 2007, NASDAQ OMX would acquire the Philadelphia and Boston Stock Exchanges.
NASDAQ would merge with Sweden's OMX in February 2008 to form the NASDAQ OMX Group.