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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: CME Group Inc., CME

CME Group Inc., CME is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Investment Brokerage РNational in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, CME Group Inc., CME  has a market cap of 38234.56. Since its IPO date on the 12/6/2002, CME Group Inc., CME performance year to date is 26.65%. Today CME Group Inc., CME has gained 0.22%, with a current price of 112.92.

Ownership of the company is 0.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 82.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 120.70%. Return of assets are at 2.20%, with return on investment at 5.60%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, CME Group Inc., CME is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.1. While Total debt/equity is 0.1. With a profit margin of 41.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 61.00%. CME Group Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.1, while the quick ratio is 1.1.

For the last year CME Group Inc., CME has seen a EPS growth of 10.00%. A performance for the year of 21.84%. The 52-week high is -4.14%, and the 52-week low is 40.47%. The average volume for CME Group Inc., CME is 237959.

With a target price of 111.07, can CME Group Inc., CME reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of CME Group Inc., CME. CME Group Inc. has a P/E of 26.28 and a forward P/E of 24.04. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.88. CME Group Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 10.94 and 1.79 respectively. For P/cash, CME Group Inc. has a value of 25.43, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 112.92, CME Group Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.13%. We see a return on equity of 6.90%.

Looking more long-term CME Group Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 6.78%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 7.67% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 10.00% for this year and for the last five years a 5.20% growth has been seen.

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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