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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 36026.53. 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 106.32 (with a change from open of 0.72%), this in conjunction with a target price of 109.29. Volume today has so far reached 1686800, with an average volume of about 1272.82. The GAP for this stock, is -0.14%.

The P/E ratio is 26.86, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 22.31. 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 19.52%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for CME Group Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 7.44% 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 83.50%. Shares outstanding is 338.85, while shares float is at a value of 323.74. Float short for CME Group Inc. is 1.26% and the short ratio is 3.2.

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 *TBA 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 2.91. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 10.28, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.7 and Price/cash is 29.03, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are 1.21% and 11.68% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -3.65% and the 52 week low is 32.26%.

CME Group Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.26%, with a current price of 106.32. 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 -2.38%, with performance for the month coming to -0.40%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 11.27%, and for the half year the performance is 24.20%. Volatility for this week is 1.34% and for the month this is 1.38%.

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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