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Stockholm, April 1, 2016 – Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today publishes monthly trade statistics for the Nordic1 and Baltic2 markets. Below follows a summary of the statistics for March 2016:

  • The share trading decreased by 21.5% to a daily average of 2.779bn EUR, compared to 3.538bn EUR in March 2015. Compared to the previous month, February 2016, the daily average decreased by 20.3 %.


  • Derivatives trading decreased by 6.5% to a daily average of 468,407 contracts, compared with 501,136 contracts in March 2015.


  • ETF trading3 (Exchange Traded Funds) increased by 11.2% to a daily average of 52.2m EUR compared to 46.9m EUR in February 2015.


  • Novo Nordisk A/S was the most traded stock during the past month, followed by Nordea Bank AB.


  • Deutsche Bank was the most active member during the past month, followed by Morgan Stanley.


  • Nasdaq Nordic’s share of order-book trading in our listed stocks decreased to 61.3%, compared to 62.9% previous month4.


  • The average order book depth on the best price level was larger at Nasdaq Nordic  than the second most liquid trading venue, see detailed figures per exchange:

          - For OMXC20 companies 2.6 larger

          - For OMXH25 companies 2.2 larger

          - For OMXS30 companies 2.2 larger

    • Nasdaq Nordic’s average time at EBBO5 (European Best Bid and Offer) was:

              - For OMXC20 companies 90.4%

              - For OMXH25 companies 88.6%

              - For OMXS30 companies 93.2%

      1) Nasdaq Copenhagen, Helsinki, Iceland and Stockholm

      2) Nasdaq Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius

      3) ETF trading figure encompasses Nasdaq Stockholm and Nasdaq Helsinki.  

      4) Source: Thomson Reuters and Nasdaq. Included are the main European marketplaces that offer  trading in Nasdaq Nordic listed shares.

      5) EBBO (European Best Bid and Offer) refers to the current best price available for selling or buying a trading instrument such as a stock.

      About Nasdaq Group

      Nasdaq (NASDAQ: NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today’s global capital markets. As the creator of the world’s first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,600 listed companies with a market value of over $9.6 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. Nasdaq Nordic is not a legal entity but describes the common offering from Nasdaq exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Iceland.

      Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

      Information set forth in this communication contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Nasdaq cautions readers that any forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and that actual results could differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking information.  Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about our capital return initiatives.  Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond Nasdaq’s control.  These factors include, but are not limited to, Nasdaq’s ability to implement its strategic initiatives, economic, political and market conditions and fluctuations, government and industry regulation, interest rate risk, U.S. and global competition, and other factors detailed in Nasdaq’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual reports on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.  Nasdaq undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

      Media Relations Contact:
      Christina Malmberg Hägerstrand
      +46 8 405 65 83

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