Will Nasdaq OMX Group’s Acquisition Impress These Top Institutional Shareholders?

Nasdaq OMX Group (NASDAQ:NDAQ) will purchase eSpeed, and the electronic trading system for U.S. Treasuries, from BGC Partners (NASDAQ:BGCP) for a total of nearly $750 million in cash, which presents it with a foothold in fixed income. BGC shares saw a 37 percent increase in trading after the market closed. Furthermore, Nasdaq will issue nearly 15 million common shares over 15 years as part of the acquisition, as it pushes the potential value of the transaction to $1.23 billion, Bloomberg reported. ESpeed was founded by Cantor Fitzgerald LP in 1996, and it is used by banks worldwide to trade bonds and currencies.

These institutional firms indicated owning shares of Nasdaq OMX Group in Q1 2013. They reported owning a total of 0 shares on 03/31/2013. The shares closed at $32.30 on 03/31/2013.

NEW! Discover a new stock idea each week for less than the cost of 1 trade. CLICK HERE for your Weekly Stock Cheat Sheets NOW!

Here are the ten largest positions in Nasdaq OMX Group at the end of March 31, 2013.

Investor AB held 19,394,142 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $484,659,604. This brought the portfolio total to 64.95 percent.

Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC held 14,890,000 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $14,964,450. This brought the portfolio total to 0.04 percent.

FMR LLC held 11,534,767 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $288,253,825. This brought the portfolio total to 0.05 percent.

TimesSquare Capital Management LLC held 8,047,100 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $201,097,027. This brought the portfolio total to 1.43 percent.

Vanguard Group Inc held 7,950,284 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $198,677,595. This brought the portfolio total to 0.02 percent.

Keybank National Association/OH held 7,054,000 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $7,054,000. This brought the portfolio total to 0.03 percent.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc held 6,294,003 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $157,287,134. This brought the portfolio total to 0.07 percent.

State Street Corp held 5,271,263 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $131,728,861. This brought the portfolio total to 0.02 percent.

Horizon Kinetics LLC held 5,192,000 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $5,192,000. This brought the portfolio total to 0.09 percent.

Wellington Management Co LLP held 3,683,129 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $92,041,393. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01 percent.

Knowing which stocks have institutional support will help improve your investing skills, and teach you how to ride the waves of strong moves. In fact, “S = Support is Provided By Institutional Investors & Company Insiders” is a core component of our CHEAT SHEET investing framework for this very reason. Don’t waste another minute — click here and get our CHEAT SHEET stock picks now.