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How to buy CME Group stock
Learn how to easily invest in CME Group stock.
CME Group is a financial data & stock exchanges business based in the US. CME Group shares (CME) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. CME Group employs 3,480 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4.9 billion.
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What's in this guide?
- CME shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is CME stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is CME suitable for ethical investing?
- Are CME shares over-valued?
- CME Group's financials
- How volatile are CME shares?
- Does CME Group pay a dividend?
- Have CME shares ever split?
- Other common questions
CME Group stock price (NASDAQ: CME)Use our graph to track the performance of CME stocks over time.
CME Group shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$176.66|
|52-week range||$161.33 - $245.26|
|50-day moving average||$174.38|
|200-day moving average||$190.68|
|Wall St. target price||$200.82|
|Dividend yield||$3.9 (4.84%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$7.34|
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CME Group price performance over time
|1 week (2023-01-21)||N/A|
|1 month (2022-12-28)||N/A|
|3 months (2022-10-28)||1.09%|
|6 months (2022-07-29)||-11.44%|
|1 year (2022-02-01)||-23.86%|
|2 years (2021-02-01)||-5.75%|
|3 years (2020-01-31)||217.11|
|5 years (2018-02-01)||11.17%|
Is CME Group stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing CME Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of CME Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
CME Group's P/E ratio
CME Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, CME Group shares trade at around 24x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
CME Group's PEG ratio
CME Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.6929. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into CME Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
CME Group's EBITDA
CME Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $3.3 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a CME Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
CME Group financials
|Revenue TTM||$4.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||59.39%|
|Gross profit TTM||$4.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||1.01%|
|Return on equity TTM||9.65%|
|Market capitalisation||$63.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
CME Group's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like CME Group.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
CME Group's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 16.2
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and CME Group's overall score of 16.2 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 10th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like CME Group is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
CME Group's environmental score
Environmental score: 6.41/100
CME Group's environmental score of 6.41 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that CME Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
CME Group's social score
Social score: 9.64/100
CME Group's social score of 9.64 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that CME Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
CME Group's governance score
Governance score: 8.65/100
CME Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that CME Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
CME Group's controversy score
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. CME Group scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that CME Group has managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||16.2|
|Total ESG percentile||9.8|
|Environmental score percentile||5|
|Social score percentile||5|
|Governance score percentile||5|
|Level of controversy||1|
CME Group share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 123.76% of net profits
Recently CME Group has paid out, on average, around 123.76% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.84% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), CME Group shareholders could enjoy a 4.84% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In CME Group's case, that would currently equate to about $3.9 per share.
CME Group's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
CME Group's most recent dividend payout was on 17 January 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 December 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have CME Group's shares ever split?
CME Group's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 22 July 2012. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your CME Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for CME Group shares which in turn could have impacted CME Group's share price.
CME Group share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, CME Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $161.3333 up to $245.2584. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while CME Group's is 0.4046. This would suggest that CME Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
CME Group overview
CME Group Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, operates contract markets for the trading of futures and options on futures contracts worldwide. It offers futures and options products based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, agricultural commodities, energy, and metals, as well as fixed income products. The company also provides clearing house services, including clearing, settling, and guaranteeing futures and options contracts, and cleared swaps products traded through its exchanges; and trade processing and risk mitigation services. In addition, the company offers a range of market data services, including real-time and historical data services. It serves professional traders, financial institutions, institutional and individual investors, corporations, manufacturers, producers, governments, and central banks. The company was formerly known as Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings Inc.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of CME Group is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.452% of CME Group shares are held by insiders and 88.695% by institutions. How many people work for CME Group?
Latest data suggests 3,480 work at CME Group. When does the fiscal year end for CME Group?
CME Group's fiscal year ends in December. Where is CME Group based?
CME Group's address is: 20 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL, United States, 60606 What is CME Group's ISIN number?
CME Group's international securities identification number is: US12572Q1058 What is CME Group's CUSIP number?
CME Group's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 167760107
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