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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 33863.36. Since its IPO date on the 12/6/2002, CME Group Inc., CME performance year to date is 10.56%. Today CME Group Inc., CME has gained 0.76%, with a current price of 98.9.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 79.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 131.00%. Return of assets are at 1.80%, 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 37.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 60.10%. 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 7.68%. The 52-week high is 0.11%, and the 52-week low is 23.82%. The average volume for CME Group Inc., CME is 1469738.

With a target price of 100.31, 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 26.04 and a forward P/E of 21.32. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.19. CME Group Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 9.91 and 1.6 respectively. For P/cash, CME Group Inc. has a value of 27.64, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 98.9, CME Group Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.43%. We see a return on equity of 6.10%.

Looking more long-term CME Group Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 11.91%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 7.51% 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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