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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 – National in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, CME Group Inc., CME  has a market cap of 36624.47. Since its IPO date on the 12/6/2002, CME Group Inc., CME performance year to date is 21.12%. Today CME Group Inc., CME has gained 0.47%, with a current price of 108.35.

Ownership of the company is 0.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 83.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 128.30%. Return of assets are at 1.90%, 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 0.11. While Total debt/equity is 0.11. With a profit margin of 38.20%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 60.60%. CME Group Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1, while the quick ratio is 1.

For the last year CME Group Inc., CME has seen a EPS growth of 10.00%. A performance for the year of 25.54%. The 52-week high is -0.37%, and the 52-week low is 34.04%. The average volume for CME Group Inc., CME is 2156700.

With a target price of 105.85, 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 27.37 and a forward P/E of 22.72. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.78. CME Group Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 10.45 and 1.73 respectively. For P/cash, CME Group Inc. has a value of 29.51, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 108.35, CME Group Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.22%. We see a return on equity of 6.40%.

Looking more long-term CME Group Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.84%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 7.24% 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.

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