Published: Sun, April 22, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

LPL Financial LLC Grows Position in CME Group (NASDAQ:CME)

Windward Capital Mngmt Ca stated it has 2.1% of its capital in CME Group Inc. Balyasny Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 0.15% or 1.24M shares. The stock increased 0.37% or $0.61 during the last trading session, touching $165.08.Currently CME Group uptrending after 37.71% change in last April 21, 2017. 2 days will cost CME With 2.47 million average volume to recover its former position. $539,452 worth of CME Group Inc. CME outperformed by 26.16% the S&P 500. Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc who had been investing in C H Robinson Worldwide Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $13.06 billion market cap company. The investment bankers and brokers and service company at the end of 2017Q4 was valued at $145.81M. About 10.83M shares traded or 516.21% up from the average. It has outperformed by 18.35% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.23, from 0.95 in 2017Q3.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. 71 funds opened positions while 116 raised stakes. 823.54 million shares or 2.89% less from 848.03 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Citadel Advsr Limited Liability Corporation invested in 0.06% or 656,128 shares. Dubuque National Bank & Trust reported 0% stake. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Ltd holds 35 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 77,633 are owned by First Manhattan. Jw Asset Management Llc owns 270,775 shares or 4.21% of their U.S. portfolio. Following the sale, the chairman now owns 99,239 shares in the company, valued at approximately $15,050,586.74. 110.47 million shares or 8.33% more from 101.97 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Regions Financial Corp has $2300 highest and $9 lowest target.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: "LPL Financial LLC Grows Position in CME Group (NASDAQ:CME)" was originally posted by The Lincolnian Online and is owned by of The Lincolnian Online. On Friday, March 2 Sandler O'Neill maintained CME Group Inc. The company has a market capitalization of $55,983.12, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.55, a P/E/G ratio of 2.28 and a beta of 0.56. (NASDAQ:CME) rating. Barclays Capital has "Overweight" rating and $175 target. As per Tuesday, October 10, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

CME registered $9.68 million net activity with 0 buys and 10 insider sales since December 18, 2017. Tobin Jack J also sold $354,051 worth of CME Group Inc. Kometer Kevin sold $2.61M worth of CME Group Inc. The shares were sold at an average price of $115.29, for a total value of $126,703.71. (NASDAQ:CME) shares with value of $387,972 were sold by Sammann Derek. 20,000 CME Group Inc. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 3,695,039 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $538,556,000 after acquiring an additional 189,971 shares during the last quarter.

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The stock is now showing upward return of 1.95% throughout last week and witnessed increasing return of 1.39% in one month period. CCI is relatively high when prices are much higher than average, and relatively low when prices are much lower than the average.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.34 in 2017 Q4. The company has a current ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.10. It is positive, as 29 investors sold CME shares while 224 reduced holdings. 78 funds took positions and 212 increased positions. The financial services provider reported $1.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.10 by $0.02. About 1.13M shares traded. Moreover, State Teachers Retirement Sys has 0.02% invested in Skechers U.S.A., Inc. Edgestream Ptnrs LP invested in 1,715 shares or 0.3% of the stock. (NASDAQ:CME) to report $1.85 EPS on April, 26 before the open.They anticipate $0.63 EPS change or 51.64% from last quarter's $1.22 EPS. Analysts are turning out to be more optimistic than before, with 7 of analysts who cover CME Group Inc. Twin Cap Mngmt Inc has 30,640 shs for 0.22% of their capital.

Equities research analysts at Jefferies Group issued their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for CME Group in a report issued on Tuesday, April 10th, according to Zacks Investment Research. Moreover, Pdt Partners Llc has 0.25% invested in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) or 300 shs.

Cme Group Inc - Class A (NASDAQ:CME) reported a decrease of 24.37% in shares shorted. The hedge fund held 86,701 shares of the transportation company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $7.72M, down from 142,001 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of CME Group from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $164.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. Therefore 78% are positive. CME Group had 64 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

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. (NASDAQ:CME) has "Hold" rating given by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with "Market Perform" on Wednesday, October 4. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Thursday, December 21 report. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, February 7 by Goldman Sachs. CME has 597,420 shares volume. RBC Capital Markets initiated the stock with "Underperform" rating in Wednesday, December 9 report. On Friday, March 9 the stock of CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) rating. Deutsche Bank has "Buy" rating and $197 target. On Friday, April 6 the rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with "Buy".

Sandler Capital Management decreased United Rentals Inc (NYSE:URI) stake by 56,450 shares to 23,000 valued at $3.95 million in 2017Q4. It also increased its holding in Commerce Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:CBSH) by 6,440 shares in the quarter, for a total of 156,763 shares, and has risen its stake in O Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY).

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