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Headquarters: 151 W. 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 401-8700
Employees: 4,830
CEO: Adena Friedman
Stock Symbol: NDAQ


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NASDAQ provides trading, exchange technology, data analytics, software and services in the U.S. and Europe, with nearly 4,000 listed companies.

The NASDAQ Stock Exchange is heavily populated with technology companies including, Apple, Google, Microsoft and Oracle.

The NASDAQ operates an all-electronic trading exchange with no floor traders and brokers.

In the U.S., Nasdaq operates three cash equity exchanges: The Nasdaq Stock Market, Nasdaq BX and Nasdaq PSX. The U.S. cash equity exchanges offer trading of both Nasdaq- listed and non-Nasdaq-listed securities. The Nasdaq Stock Market is the largest single venue of liquidity for trading U.S.-listed cash equities. Market participants include market makers, broker-dealers, ATSs, institutional investors, and registered securities exchanges. In Canada, the company operates an exchange with three independent markets, Nasdaq Canada CXC, Nasdaq Canada CX2 and Nasdaq Canada CXD, for the trading of Canadian-listed securities. In Europe, Nasdaq operates exchanges in Stockholm (Sweden), Copenhagen (Denmark), Helsinki (Finland), and Reykjavik (Iceland). Nasdaq also operates exchanges in Tallinn (Estonia), Riga (Latvia) and Vilnius (Lithuania).

As of December 31, 2020, a total of 3,392 companies listed securities on The Nasdaq Stock Market, with 1,476 listings on The Nasdaq Global Select Market, 907 on The Nasdaq Global Market and 1,009 on The Nasdaq Capital Market.

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 $2.9 billion in 2020, up 15% from 2019. Net income was $933 million.

During 2020, Nasdaq had 20 new listings from companies switching their listings from NYSE. Together with companies that transferred additional securities to Nasdaq during 2020, an aggregate of $282 billion in global equity market capitalization switched to Nasdaq. Notable switches in 2020 included AstraZeneca PLC, American Electric Power Company, Inc., Keurig Dr Pepper Inc., and Opendoor Technologies.

The Nasdaq Stock Market welcomed 316 IPOs in 2020 representing $81 billion in capital raised, first amongst U.S. exchanges.


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.

The company rebranded to just NASDAQ in 2015.



Medical Plans
Preventative Care Day (paid time off to get a routine health checkup)
Medical Spending Accounts
Calm App
Adoption Assistance
Parental Leave
Dependent Care Flexible Spending
Back-up Child and Eldercare Resources
Generous Bereavement Leave
Paid Time-off for Vacation and Holidays
Flexible Work Arrangements
Employee Assistance Programs
Personal Healthcare Assistance Program
Wellness Tools and Resources


Retirement Plans
Student Loan Program
Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
Disability Insurance  Short Term and Long Term
Commuter/Transportation Benefit
Employee Referral Program
Legal and Financial Services
Identity Theft Protection
Discounts and Perks (for entertainment, goods and services, fitness and more)
Recognition Awards


Employee Groups for women, LGBT+ employees, their families and allies, veterans, Asian professionals, African-American, Hispanic/Latino, employees with disabilities, parents, administrative professionals and Green Team for environmental issues
Paid Volunteer Days
Good Works Matching Gifts Program for Charitable Contributions


Career Development Programs
Training Programs
LinkedIn Learning
Education Assistance


Competitive Base, Bonus and Equity Grants
Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Updated September 16, 2021

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