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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME)?

The company in question is, CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) currently with a stock price of 106.16 (0.33% today). The market cap for CME Group Inc. is 35684.42, and is in the sector Financial, and Investment Brokerage РNational industry. The target price for CME Group Inc. is 105. Currently CME Group Inc. is trading with a P/E of 26.73, and a forward P/E of 22.18. Average volume for CME Group Inc. is 1354.3 and so far today it is 479115.

Performance in the last year for CME Group Inc. has been 13.65%. For EPS growth, CME Group Inc. has seen a growth of 10.00%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 7.21%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 5.20% over the last five years and could be 9.84% for the next five years. CME Group Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 10.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 20.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is 6.69%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 13.46%.

Since the IPO date for CME Group Inc. on the 12/6/2002, CME Group Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 18.28%. With CME Group Inc. trading at 106.16, the dividend yield is 2.27%, and the EPS is 3.96.

So could CME Group Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 26.73. The PEG is 2.72, P/S is 10.18 and the P/B is at 1.69. The P/cash is 28.76, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

CME Group Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 1. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.11, and total debt/equity at 0.11.

In terms of margins, CME Group Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 60.60% and a profit margin of 38.20%.Payout ratio for CME Group Inc. is 128.30%. Return on assets come to 1.90% with return on investment coming to 5.60%.

Insider ownership for CME Group Inc., is at 0.40% and institutional ownership comes to 80.80%. Outstanding shares are at 337.25. While shares float is 323.75. The float short is currently 1.29%, and short ratio is 3.08.

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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