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Is CME Group Inc.(NASDAQ: CME), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/6/2002. CME Group Inc. is in the Investment Brokerage – National industry and Financial sector. Average volume for CME Group Inc., is 1372.26, and so far today it has a volume of 1786500. Performance year to date since the 12/6/2002 is 19.71%.

To help you determine whether CME Group Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 26.91 and forward P/E is 22.35. PEG perhaps more useful shows that CME Group Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.91. P/S ratio is 10.3 and the P/B ratio is 1.7. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 29.08 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price CME Group Inc. is trading at, 106.49 (-1.78% today), CME Group Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.25%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 128.30%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.96, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 7.44% after growing 10.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 20.50%, and 10.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 338.85, and the number of shares float is 323.74. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 83.50%. The float short is 1.26%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.97. Management has seen a return on assets of 1.90%, and also a return on investment of 5.60%.

The ability for CME Group Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1, and quick ratio is 1. Long term debt/equity is 0.11 and total debt/equity is 0.11. In terms of margins, CME Group Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 60.60%, and CME Group Inc. has a profit margin of 38.20%.

The 52 week high is -3.50%, with 32.47% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 1.66% and the 200 day simple moving average is 12.12%.

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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