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About the Nasdaq Copenhagen
The Nasdaq Copenhagen (formerly known as the Copenhagen Stock Exchange) is the official Danish market for securities. The exchange became a limited company in 1996, with its history extending back to 1808. It lists different shares, fixed income instruments, and derivatives for daily trading. The system used by Nasdaq Copenhagen is an electronic ordering system, which helps the exchange facilitate efficient order matching.
On this page, you’ll find a list of the companies traded on the Nasdaq Copenhagen, relevant indices that track the exchange, information about its history, and the performance of today’s tradable stocks.
Nasdaq Copenhagen is one of the Nasdaq Nordic exchanges, along with the Helsinki exchange and the Swedish OM AB exchange. This group used to be known as the OMX Group, but is today referred to by the term Nasdaq, inc.
What was then the Copenhagen Stock Exchange was converted to a limited company in 1996, with the FUTOP Clearing Centre, A/S, and the Danish derivatives market becoming wholly-owned subsidiaries of the exchange in 1997. After this in 1998, the exchange formed the NOREX Alliance with Stockholmsbörsen in an attempt to create an overarching Nordic securities market. This was taken a step further in 2007 when Nasdaq acquired the OMX group and today the Copenhagen Stock Exchange and the Stockholmsbörsen are known respectively as Nasdaq Copenhagen and Nasdaq Stockholm.
Nasdaq claims to be the creator of the world’s first fully electronic stock market, and its technology is used to power over 90 market places in over 50 different countries (covering 1 in 10 of total global securities transactions).
Today Nasdaq Copenhagen trades between 9am and 5pm on all days except weekends and holidays, and has a market cap of more than 200 billion euros.
The main indices which follow the Nasdaq Copenhagen are:
- OMX Copenhagen All shares
- OMX Copenhagen Benchmark
- OMX Copenhagen Mid Cap
- OMX Copenhagen Small Cap
There are around 150 companies whose stock is traded on the Nasdaq Copenhagen, with the trading volume on the exchange being over 170 billion euros. The stocks traded on the exchange cover a range of industries, from finance and banking, to technology and healthcare.