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CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 37029.9. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for CME Group Inc. is 110.06 (with a change from open of 0.10%), this in conjunction with a target price of 109.07. Volume today has so far reached 445477, with an average volume of about 1372.96. The GAP for this stock, is 0.27%.

The P/E ratio is 27.7, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 23.03. The current EPS for CME Group Inc., is 3.96, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 10.00%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 23.26%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for CME Group Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 7.42% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 9.24%. Quarter over quarter is 20.50% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 10.50%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 5.20%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 2.10%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.40% and institutional ownership is 83.40%. Shares outstanding is 337.71, while shares float is at a value of 323.77. Float short for CME Group Inc. is 1.26% and the short ratio is 2.97.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.11, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.11. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 1. The most recent gross margin is and their operating margin is 60.60%. The profit margin is 38.20%.

CME Group Inc. has seen returns on assets of 1.90%, and on investment, 5.60%. Return on equity is 6.40%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 3. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 10.57, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.75 and Price/cash is 29.84, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .

The simple moving averages are 5.88% and 16.27% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is 0.24% and the 52 week low is 36.91%.

CME Group Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.19%, with a current price of 110.06. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 128.30%. This is in an industry, Investment Brokerage – National, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. CME Group Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Investment Brokerage – National industry means that CME Group Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 3.39%, with performance for the month coming to 4.21%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 17.19%, and for the half year the performance is 25.42%. Volatility for this week is 1.60% and for the month this is 1.31%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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