How to buy CME Group shares

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CME Group Inc (CME) is a leading financial data & stock exchanges business based in the US. CME Group is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 4,360 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in CME Group

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: CME in this case.
  5. Research CME Group shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your CME Group shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

CME Group share price

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CME Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-23.
52-week range$128.1415 - $218.2431
50-day moving average $185.8512
200-day moving average $171.5917
Wall St. target price$190.33
PE ratio 30.6733
Dividend yield $3.4 (1.85%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $6
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
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0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
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Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
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£0
£0
Zero platform fee
Join and receive a free share worth up to £100
Access unlimited commission-free trading on 3,800+ US stocks and ETFs with Stake. Capital at risk.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy CME Group stock?

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Is CME Group under- or over-valued?

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 31x. In other words, CME Group shares trade at around 31x 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 5.3903. 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 a whopping $3.2 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 56.28%
Gross profit TTM $4.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.68%
Return on equity TTM 7.99%
Profit margin 43.8%
Book value $75.355
Market capitalisation $66.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell CME Group shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "CME.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 5.4 million CME Group shares held short by investors – that's known as CME Group's "short interest". This figure is 5.9% down from 5.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting CME Group shares can be evaluated.

CME Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

CME Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of CME Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of CME Group shares traded daily (recently around 1.5 million). CME Group's SIR currently stands at 3.55. In other words for every 100,000 CME Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3550 shares are currently held short.

However CME Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of CME Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable CME Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case CME Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 CME Group shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0171% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable CME Group shares, roughly 17 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against CME Group.

Find out more about how you can short CME Group stock.

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 01/01/2019) 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. A high-profile company, 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

74%

Dividend payout ratio: 73.62% of net profits

Recently CME Group has paid out, on average, around 73.62% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.85% 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 1.85% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In CME Group's case, that would currently equate to about $3.4 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 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have CME Group's shares ever split?

CME Group's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 23 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 $128.1415 up to $218.2431. 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 0.4653. This would suggest that CME Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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CME Group overview

CME Group Inc., through 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.A. to develop risk management products for Brazilian domestic and international market participants. The company was formerly known as Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings Inc. and changed its name to CME Group Inc. in July 2007. CME Group Inc. was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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