Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

CME Group Inc. (CME) EPS Estimated At $1.64


The institutional investor held 150 shares of the investment bankers and brokers and service company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $22,000, down from 3,909 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Winch Advisory Services Llc who had been investing in Verizon Communications Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $196.74B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.17% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $47.66. Another trade for 2,325 shares valued at $354,051 was sold by Tobin Jack J. Another trade for 7,300 shares valued at $1.14 million was sold by MELAMED LEO. (NASDAQ:AAL) has risen 21.95% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. (CME) stake by 10.85% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Edgewood Management Llc sold 310,280 shares as the company's stock rose 9.29% while stock markets declined. After $1.12 actual earnings per share reported by CME Group Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 46.43% EPS growth. Edgewood Management Llc who had been investing in Cme Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $55.63B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.48% or $0.79 during the last trading session, reaching $163.42. About 1.00 million shares traded. (NASDAQ:CME) for 32,246 shares. It has outperformed by 26.16% the S&P500.

Since February 1, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 0 sales for $386,000 activity. $346,957 worth of Verizon Communications Inc. Shares for $3.03M were sold by DUFFY TERRENCE A.

Analysts await American Airlines Group Inc. (NYSE:VZ), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 34% are positive. Equities analysts predict that CME Group will post $4.81 EPS for the current year. Vetr downgraded Verizon Communications Inc. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, January 16 by Jefferies. The firm has "Buy" rating by UBS given on Wednesday, September 6. Citigroup maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, October 19 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 10 by Barclays Capital. (NASDAQ:CME) on Friday, April 6 with "Buy" rating. The rating was maintained by J.P. Morgan with "Buy" on Wednesday, May 31. In Thursday, December 21 report Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with "Hold" rating. On Wednesday, July 5 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with "Hold". The stock has a market capitalization of $53,869.33, a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.25, a P/E/G ratio of 2.19 and a beta of 0.56. It also increased its holding in Ishares Nasdaq Biotechnology Etf (IBB) by 28,887 shares in the quarter, for a total of 42,926 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Msci Eafe Growth Etf (EFG). CME Group had a net margin of 111.49% and a return on equity of 7.68%. They expect $2.08 EPS, up 20.23% or $0.35 from last year's $1.73 per share. CME's profit would be $558.27M giving it 24.91 P/E if the $1.64 EPS is correct.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.20, from 0.98 in 2017Q3. 26 funds opened positions while 43 raised stakes.

Motco holds 0% or 240 shares. Condor Capital Mgmt stated it has 6,303 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings.

CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) has received a consensus rating of "Buy" from the sixteen analysts that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Rhumbline Advisers holds 0.2% or 671,701 shares. New Jersey-based Caxton Lp has invested 0.37% in Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN). Greenleaf has 0% invested in American Airlines Group Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Glob has invested 2.46% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL). Farmers And Merchants Investments has invested 0.01% in American Airlines Group Inc. Silvercrest Asset Management Gru Limited Liability Co owns 7,708 shares. Graham Mgmt LP holds 30,000 shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. Oppenheimer & Company Inc sold 17,689 shares as the company's stock rose 9.28% while stock markets declined. Contravisory Inv Mngmt owns 25 shares. The stock of Anthem, Inc.

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Investors sentiment decreased to 1.09 in 2017 Q4. The company has a quick ratio of 1.03, a current ratio of 1.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.10. It increased, as 29 investors sold CME shares while 224 reduced holdings. 78 funds took holdings and 212 increased holdings. 265.76 million shares or 0.05% less from 265.89 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Pinnacle Associates Limited reported 5,855 shares stake. Texas-based Corda Invest Mgmt Ltd has invested 2.61% in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME). Stanley holds 0.46% in CME Group Inc. Jimenez Frank R also sold $2.12M worth of Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) on Tuesday, February 13. Cap Incorporated Ok stated it has 2,586 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. 202,656 were accumulated by British Columbia Invest. Utah Retirement Systems raised its position in shares of CME Group by 7.3% in the second quarter.

KBW now has a $160.0 target price on shares of CME Group (NASDAQ:CME). City holds 1,579 shares. CME Group has $197 highest and $147.0 lowest target. This is an increase from CME Group's previous quarterly dividend of $0.60. Edgestream Prns L P has invested 0.3% in CME Group Inc. Creative Planning has 29,889 shares.

Oppenheimer & Company Inc, which manages about $8.66 billion and $3.88 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Sirius Xm Hldgs Inc (NASDAQ:SIRI) by 120,508 shares to 228,663 shares, valued at $1.23M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. (NASDAQ:CME) for 84,159 shares.

Since October 11, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 9 insider sales for $9.28 million activity. $342,075 worth of CME Group Inc. On Tuesday, February 20 the insider Piell Hilda Harris sold $539,452. Piperjaffray initiated the stock with "Overweight" rating in Friday, September 23 report. 300 shares were sold by GEPSMAN MARTIN J, worth $49,287. The stock has "Hold" rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, June 1.

CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 1st. Shares for $2.90M were sold by Jassy Andrew R on Thursday, February 15. Insiders sold 35,699 shares of company stock valued at $5,532,362 over the last ninety days.

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