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How to buy CME Group stock

Learn how to easily invest in CME Group stock.

CME Group Inc
+ $1.58 ( + 0.69%)

CME Group Inc 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 4,370 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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CME Group stock price (NASDAQ: CME)

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CME Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-17.
Latest market close$231.20
52-week range$172.27 - $231.33
50-day moving average $225.63
200-day moving average $211.97
Wall St. target price$234.25
PE ratio 32.9189
Dividend yield $3.55 (1.61%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $6.78

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CME Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $231.2 from 2022-01-20

1 week (2022-01-14) 3.59%
1 month (2021-12-21) 2.66%
3 months (2021-10-21) 7.64%
6 months (2021-07-21) 9.06%
1 year (2021-01-21) 24.17%
2 years (2020-01-21) 11.77%
3 years (2019-01-18) 26.04%
5 years (2017-01-20) 98.18%

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 33x. In other words, CME Group shares trade at around 33x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-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 5.0604. 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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $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 $4.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 55.39%
Gross profit TTM $4.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.03%
Return on equity TTM 8.98%
Profit margin 52.6%
Book value $76.08
Market capitalisation $80.2 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

CME Group Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 16.2
Total ESG percentile 9.8
Environmental score 6.41
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 9.64
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 8.65
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 1

CME Group share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 92.68% of net profits

Recently CME Group has paid out, on average, around 92.68% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.61% 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 1.61% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In CME Group's case, that would currently equate to about $3.55 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 13 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 December 2021 (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 $172.271 up to $231.33. 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 0.4627. 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 through its electronic trading platforms, open outcry, and privately negotiated transactions. The company also provides clearing for exchange-traded contracts and cleared swaps, as well as settlement services; and transaction lifecycle management services, such as trade and portfolio management, financial resource optimization, regulatory reporting, and trade processing. 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 has strategic partnership with B3 S.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of CME Group is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.439% of CME Group shares are held by insiders and 87.76% by institutions.
How many people work for CME Group?
Latest data suggests 4,370 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: 12572Q105

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