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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Nasdaq, SharesPost to set up exchange for unlisted stock, (NASDAQ: NDAQ)

Nasdaq OMX Group Inc said it will form a marketplace for trading in shares in unlisted companies in a joint venture with SharesPost Inc, whose private trading platform has run into regulatory trouble.The stock exchange operator will own a majority of the venture, Nasdaq Private Market. Specific terms were not disclosed.The new market, to be based in San Francisco, will launch later this year, pending regulatory approvals, and will be led by SharesPost founder Greg Brogger.SharesPost's online trading platform, which matched buyers and sellers of unlisted shares, was charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission last March for failing to register as a broker-dealer before offering securities.

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ OMX) is a holding company. Shares of NDAQ remained unchanged at $32.45. In the past year, the shares have traded as low as $21.03 and as high as $32.83. On average, 1648670 shares of NDAQ exchange hands on a given day and today's volume is recorded at 0.