CME Group Inc. (CME): Facts to know about CME?

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CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) changes shares on Wednesday trading session, with a change of 0.02% or $0.04 shares. The trading starts at $164.15 and closed at $163.13 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $162.79 and day high was $164.59 on Wednesday, August 05. After the session, the Financial sector daily volume shifted to 1.11 million while its average volume is 1.93M. In other hand, the CME market cap reached to $57.43B. While, its current target price is $178.72.

On July 31, 2020, 102 tonnes of gold changing hands on CME’s biggest ever delivery day. According to the news reported on Reuters, Traders on CME Group’s Comex exchange in New York said on Thursday they would deliver 102 tonnes of gold to holders of expiring futures contracts, in the biggest one-day delivery on record.

Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is down -1.04% and down -1.47% for month. Its quarterly performance was -6.06% below, while its half year performance is down -23.55%. CME yearly performance stood at negative -20.72% and fall -18.71% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for CME Group Inc. is 2.40.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. CME EPS (TTM) for 12-month is 6.63. EPS for this year is 3.50%, while for the next year its value is 7.12. Sales growth for the current quarter is 5.41 while its EPS Q/Q reached 54.00%. It has an EPS of 12.00% up for past five years and for the next five years will be up 4.55%.

Let’s take a look on the analyst recommendations on CME for the current month and previous month. For the current month, 9 of 21 analysts recommend stock as Buy while 3 as Sell, 1 as overweight, 0 as underweight and 8 as Hold. As compared with the previous month ratings, 21 analysts participate in stock recommendation. Out of 21, 3 rated it sell, 9 rated it as Buy and 7 as Hold Ratings. On the other hand, target price ranges from $130.00 – $215.00. Average target price for CME was reached at $178.72.

Capital World Investors, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) and Blackrock Inc. are the top three holders in CME Group Inc. (CME) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, Capital World Investors has 34.93 million shares which valued 6.04 billion. On Mar 30, 2020, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) owned 29.37 million shares which valued at 5.08 billion. On Mar 30, 2020, Blackrock Inc. has a total of 26.65 million shares which valued at 4.61 billion. In the end, Blackrock Inc. have 7.43% shares outstanding of CME Group Inc. (CME) on Mar 30, 2020. The insider ownership moved to 0.20% and institutional holding shifted to 88.50%.

The company posted an EPS (TTM) of 6.63. According to the most recent quarter report on (Sep 2020), 17 analysts estimated an average EPS of 1.46, while 1.9 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for CME published in the report was $1.22 – $1.67 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was 1.9 which is higher than 1.63 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.

A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for CME fall -13.84% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was -5.29% which is showing red signal, while SMA-20 was -1.99%. The moving average value for CME Group Inc. (CME) is 5.73M and 1.62% for 200 and 50 days respectively.

Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in CME stock. On Jun 11, SHEPARD WILLIAM R, Director, bought 1,229 trading shares at the cost of $178.10, which valued at 0.22 million. On Jun 08, Bitsberger Timothy S., Director, sold 600 shares at the cost of $191.32, with total shares of 9,427. On Jun 05, Holzrichter Julie, Sr MD Chief Operating Officer, sold 3,090 shares at the cost of 190.31. After this transaction, Holzrichter Julie total shares reached to 38,001 which valued at 0.59 million.