9 Oldest NASDAQ Listed Companies

9 Oldest NASDAQ Listed Companies

The NASDAQ stock exchange, founded in 1971 as the world’s first electronic stock market, is relatively new compared to exchanges like the NYSE. However, several long-standing public companies call NASDAQ home and have been successfully trading stocks for over decades.

Discover the 9 NASDAQ-listed companies that continue to operate on the NASDAQ exchange.

9. Analog Devices

Founded: 1965
Listed: 2012
Operating: Yes

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Founded in 1965 by Ray Stata and Matthew Lorber, Analog Devices (ADI) produces semiconductors, including data converters, amplifiers, radio frequency ICs, and embedded processors. 

Its chips allow the conversion of real-world analog signals into digital formats for various electronic devices. With revenue of $7.3 billion in 2021, ADI continues to drive innovations in signal processing and analog computing chips.

Did you know?

Analog Devices’ chips help convert beams to strings in the iconic Fender Stratocaster guitars!


8. Skyworks Solutions

Founded: Early 2000s
Listed: 2002
Operating: Yes

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Skyworks Solutions was founded in 1962 in California. They became significant after the semiconductor business mergers in the early 2000s, Skyworks Solutions Inc.

In 2002, Alpha Industries merged with Conexant Systems to form Skyworks Solutions, initially operating as Alpha Industries. The name was changed to  Skyworks Solutions, Inc. in 2004.

Its radio frequency systems power wireless connectivity globally across sectors, integrating into devices like infrastructure equipment, routers, cars, and medical devices.

Did you know?

Skyworks’ radio chips help iPhone cellular connectivity. Over 50% of Skyworks revenue comes from Apple.


7. Mettler-Toledo

Founded: Mid-1900s
Listed: 1997
Operating: Yes

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Mettler Toledo was founded in 1945 by Dr. Erhard Mettler Rook in Küsnacht, Switzerland. Mettler Toledo revolutionized laboratory weighing with its single-pan balance. Today, it’s a global leader in analytical instruments and process analytics solutions.

Now headquartered in Ohio, Mettler-Toledo traces its origins to 1940s microchemical instruments focused on scales and balances. The firm went public in 1997 and expanded into automated retail solutions. 

Today, Mettler-Toledo provides weighing systems, analytical tools, and software solutions across industries globally, with over $3.5 billion in 2021 sales.

Did you know? 

Mettler Toledo created the world’s most accurate balance capable of weighing tiny masses equal to a couple of eyelashes!


6. FactSet

Founded: 1978
Listed: 1996
Operating: Yes

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FactSet was founded in 1978 by Howard Willie and Charles Snyder. FactSet offers integrated financial information systems and analytical applications to global investment professionals, firms, and risk managers.

Initially focused on providing financial data to institutions, FactSet went public in 1996.  Today, its tools empower over 10,000 financial services clients, with 2021 revenue crossing $1.59 billion globally.

Did you know?

Almost all major investment firms and banks use FactSet’s tools for financial analysis and research.


5. Henry Schein

Founded: 1928
Listed: 1995
Operating: Yes

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Henry Schein dates back to 1932 when it was founded as a small pharmacy by Henry Schein and Jake Goldman. It started as a pharmacy in Queens, New York, and now grew into a Fortune 500 company.

Today, Henry Schein Inc. distributes over 300,000 healthcare products globally to over 1 million medical, dental, and veterinary practices across 31 countries.

Today, Henry Schein has a team of 17,500 members and over 1 million customers. Its innovative supply chain powers the operations of thousands of healthcare clinics.

Did you know?

Henry Schein was the first healthcare company to be listed on NASDAQ after Henry’s death in 1957.


4. Amgen

Founded: 1980
Listed: 1983
Operating: Yes

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Amgen Inc. was founded in 1980 and helped advance biotechnology with innovations in recombinant DNA technology in the 1980s. Today, Amgen manufactures vital biologic medicines for treating cancer, kidney disease, arthritis, and more.

Having launched one of the first blockbuster drugs, Amgen’s robust pipeline keeps it at the forefront of biopharmaceuticals, with 2021 sales exceeding $26 billion.

Did you know?

Amgen’s drug Enbrel was discovered by inoculating mice with fluid from arthritic joints.


3. Paychex

Founded: 1971
Listed: 1983
Operating: Yes

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Paychex Inc. was founded in 1971 and released automated payroll software in 1979, before its IPO in 1983. Paychex is headquartered in Rochester, New York. Paychex has grown significantly over four decades, offering integrated human resource and payroll solutions to over 650,000 small and medium business clients globally.

In the 2021 fiscal year, Paychex had over $4 billion in total revenue. In 2023, they had a revenue of $1.258 billion.

Did you know?

Paychex founder Tom Golisano started the company with only $3,000 and grew it to a multi-billion dollar firm.


2. IBM

Founded: 1911
Listed: 1979
Operating: Yes

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International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has transformed across industries from manufacturing tabulators and punch card systems in the 1910s and 1920s to producing military computers in the 1940s.

IBM was founded in 1911 as Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR) in NewYork. Later, they changed the name to IBM in 1924.

Today, IBM focuses on integrated software and systems solutions for enterprises, having acquired Red Hat, one of the largest software deals. With revenue of $57.4 billion in 2021, IBM employs around 280,000 people globally.

Did you know?

IBM made clocks that self-adjusted for daylight savings time as early as 1928!


1. Intel

Founded: 1968
Listed: 1971
Operating: Yes

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Intel (integrated electronics) was founded in 1968 by Gordon Moore (of Moore’s Law), Robert Noyce, and Arthur Rock. Andrew Grove was also a leader and visionary of the company.

Publicly traded for over 50 years since 1971, Intel Corporation led innovations in silicon integrated circuits and microprocessors for computing devices since its founding in 1968.

Today, Intel is the world’s largest semiconductor chip maker by revenue. In 2021, Intel saw $79.0 billion in global revenue and employs over 120,000 people worldwide.

Did you know?

Even though Intel is headquartered in California, Intel’s largest campus is in Oregon and is known as the Ronler Acres Campus.


Conclusion

Companies like Intel, IBM, and Amgen are some of NASDAQ’s oldest listings. These corporations reinvented themselves across technology, healthcare, and other sectors while maintaining strong cultures. Some of these companies have been around since NASDAQ was founded in 1971.  That is a long time.

NASDAQ has over 3,300 company listings today. They also do around 1.8 billion trades per day. Those are big numbers! So, here is to many more years and many more billions.

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