News stories about CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CME Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.8314998467874 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- CME and CBOE to offer Bitcoin futures (finance.yahoo.com)
- Can the CME Group Continue to Impress? (finance.yahoo.com)
- Puzo Michael J Boosted Its Smucker JM (SJM) Stake; CME Group Inc. (CME) Had 8 Analysts Last Week – Hill Country Times (hillcountrytimes.com)
- EPS for Methode Electronics, Inc. (MEI) Expected At $0.63; Cme Group Class A (CME) Sellers Decreased By 0.15 … – Hill Country Times (hillcountrytimes.com)
- CME Group to launch bitcoin futures contract on Dec. 18 – Reuters (reuters.com)
Shares of CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) traded up $1.25 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $150.79. The stock had a trading volume of 2,805,896 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,097,660. CME Group has a 52-week low of $113.27 and a 52-week high of $152.14. The company has a market capitalization of $51,135.15, a PE ratio of 31.55, a P/E/G ratio of 3.10 and a beta of 0.72. The company has a quick ratio of 1.05, a current ratio of 1.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 27th. Investors of record on Friday, December 8th will be paid a $0.66 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 7th. This represents a $2.64 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.75%. CME Group’s payout ratio is presently 59.86%.
CME has been the topic of a number of research reports. BidaskClub upgraded CME Group from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. Barclays raised their price objective on CME Group from $139.00 to $149.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. UBS reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $135.00 price objective (up from $134.00) on shares of CME Group in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Royal Bank Of Canada raised their price objective on CME Group from $135.00 to $147.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $127.00 price objective on shares of CME Group in a research note on Friday, August 18th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. CME Group has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $141.75.
In related news, Director Dennis Suskind sold 750 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $129.34, for a total value of $97,005.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 5,059 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $654,331.06. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Jeffrey M. Bernacchi sold 1,501 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $149.75, for a total value of $224,774.75. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 60,194 shares in the company, valued at $9,014,051.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 27,510 shares of company stock worth $3,889,604 over the last three months. 0.57% of the stock is owned by insiders.
CME Group Company Profile
CME Group Inc, through its exchanges, provides products across all asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural products and metals. The Company’s segment primarily consists of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc (CME), Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, Inc (CBOT), New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc (NYMEX) and Commodity Exchange, Inc (COMEX) exchanges.
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