Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, stock exchange operator Nasdaq OMX Group (NASDAQ:NDAQ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Nasdaq's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Nasdaq facts

Headquarters (Founded)

New York City (1971)

Market Cap

$4.58 billion


Specialized finance

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$3.8 billion


CEO Robert Greifeld (since May 2003)

CFO Adena Friedman (since July 2009)

Compound Annual Revenue and Net Income Growth (Over Past 3 Years)

43.4% and 55.7%

Cash / Debt

$655 million / $2.3 billion


NYSE Euronext (NYSE:NYX)


CAPS Members Bullish on NDAQ Also Bullish on

General Electric (NYSE:GE)


CAPS Members Bearish on NDAQ Also Bearish on


Vonage (NYSE:VG)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96.6% of the 645 members who have rated Nasdaq believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include drbuilder and All-Star mrindependent, who is ranked in the top 1.5% of our community.

Early this year, drbuilder tapped the stock as a smart way to get into trading:

[T]hey are not vulnerable to increases or decreases in value of stocks, but instead they make their money based on how many trades occur. Whether it's people dumping shares in the down cycle, or buying them in the turnaround, volume is likely to stay stable or increase. [Nasdaq] should grow.

In a pitch from two days ago, mrindependent pumped up the volume:

Nasdaq is a difficult stock to model financially because the company has made so many acquisitions. That being said, the entry price seems relatively cheap at 1.2 times book value (but note that book value is almost entirely intangibles). The company also seems cheap relative to [NYSE Euronext] and relative to its historic pricing (down 65% from its all time high). I think their strategy makes sense. I also hope the stock gets a boost as people accept that we have entered a bull market cycle.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Nasdaq is a Motley Fool Inside Value pick, NYSE Euronext is a Rule Breakers recommendation, and Apple and Netflix are selections of Stock Advisor. The Fool has sold puts on Nasdaq’s shares. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.