10.72 % to Target, Jefferies Reconfirms ‘”Buy”’ Rating on CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) Shares Today

July 17, 2017 - By Clifton Ray

 10.72 % to Target, Jefferies Reconfirms ‘

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.27, from 1.37 in 2016Q3. It fall, as 39 investors sold CME Group Inc shares while 231 reduced holdings. 81 funds opened positions while 215 raised stakes. 273.92 million shares or 3.61% more from 264.37 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.

1St Source Bank invested 0.02% in CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME). 21.43 million were accumulated by Vanguard Grp Incorporated. Independence Company holds 2,391 shares or 0.38% of its portfolio. Park Corporation Oh reported 3,025 shares stake. Dimensional Fund Lp owns 1.75M shares. Baldwin Brothers Inc Ma has invested 0.02% in CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME). M&T Bankshares Corp holds 0.02% of its portfolio in CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) for 28,369 shares. Illinois-based Savant Cap Limited Liability Company has invested 2.23% in CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME). Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership, a New York-based fund reported 602,522 shares. Commonwealth Comml Bank Of Australia holds 26,537 shares. Rockefeller Service Inc owns 21 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Iron Fincl Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 7.02% in CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME). Conning Incorporated reported 7,670 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Wealthtrust stated it has 0% in CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME). Independent Port Consultants reported 2,259 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings.

Since February 3, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 14 selling transactions for $5.93 million activity. 2,500 shares were sold by Pietrowicz John W., worth $294,625. On Friday, February 3 Suskind Dennis sold $121,000 worth of CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) or 1,000 shares. Shares for $721,465 were sold by Winkler Julie on Friday, February 24. The insider Cutinho Sunil sold 10,265 shares worth $1.21M. Bitsberger Timothy S. sold $100,744 worth of stock. Pankau Ronald A. sold 500 shares worth $61,055.

CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) Rating Reaffirmed

In analysts report revealed to investors and clients this morning, Jefferies restate their “Buy” rating on CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) shares. The price target would indicate a possible upside of 10.72 % from company’s last stock price.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.27, from 1.37 in 2016Q3. It fall, as 39 investors sold CME Group Inc shares while 231 reduced holdings. 81 funds opened positions while 215 raised stakes. 273.92 million shares or 3.61% more from 264.37 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.

1St Source Bank invested 0.02% in CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME). 21.43 million were accumulated by Vanguard Grp Incorporated. Independence Company holds 2,391 shares or 0.38% of its portfolio. Park Corporation Oh reported 3,025 shares stake. Dimensional Fund Lp owns 1.75M shares. Baldwin Brothers Inc Ma has invested 0.02% in CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME). M&T Bankshares Corp holds 0.02% of its portfolio in CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) for 28,369 shares. Illinois-based Savant Cap Limited Liability Company has invested 2.23% in CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME). Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership, a New York-based fund reported 602,522 shares. Commonwealth Comml Bank Of Australia holds 26,537 shares. Rockefeller Service Inc owns 21 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Iron Fincl Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 7.02% in CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME). Conning Incorporated reported 7,670 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Wealthtrust stated it has 0% in CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME). Independent Port Consultants reported 2,259 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings.

Since February 3, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 14 selling transactions for $5.93 million activity. 2,500 shares were sold by Pietrowicz John W., worth $294,625. On Friday, February 3 Suskind Dennis sold $121,000 worth of CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) or 1,000 shares. Shares for $721,465 were sold by Winkler Julie on Friday, February 24. The insider Cutinho Sunil sold 10,265 shares worth $1.21M. Bitsberger Timothy S. sold $100,744 worth of stock. Pankau Ronald A. sold 500 shares worth $61,055.

CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) Ratings Coverage

Among 14 analysts covering CME Group (NASDAQ:CME), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. CME Group has $13500 highest and $2.78 lowest target. $100.90’s average target is -16.63% below currents $121.03 stock price. CME Group had 34 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT with “Neutral” on Friday, May 20. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, July 10 by Jefferies. As per Wednesday, October 5, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. Jefferies maintained the shares of CME in report on Monday, June 5 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Underperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, February 8. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Friday, July 29 with “Equal-Weight”. The stock has “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, August 11. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, January 26 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight” on Wednesday, January 13. UBS maintained CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) on Friday, July 29 with “Buy” rating.

About 1.04 million shares traded. CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) has risen 25.35% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.65% the S&P500.

Analysts await CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) to report earnings on July, 27. They expect $1.24 earnings per share, up 8.77 % or $0.10 from last year’s $1.14 per share. CME’s profit will be $411.69 million for 24.38 P/E if the $1.24 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.22 actual earnings per share reported by CME Group Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1.64 % EPS growth.

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. The company has market cap of $40.18 billion. The Company’s segment primarily consists of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. , Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, Inc. (CBOT), New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. (NYMEX) and Commodity Exchange, Inc. (COMEX) exchanges. It has a 26.22 P/E ratio. The Firm provides electronic trading around the globe on its CME Globex platform.

More notable recent CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “CME Group and BarclayHedge Honor Managed Futures Leaders at Sixth Annual …” on June 20, 2017, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “CME Group Announces First Trades After the Return of the Russell 2000 Index …” published on July 11, 2017, Prnewswire.com published: “CME Group Announces the Launch of Australian Wheat FOB (Platts) Futures Contract” on June 27, 2017. More interesting news about CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) were released by: Gurufocus.com and their article: “Intermede Investment Partners Ltd Buys Oracle Corp, CME Group Inc, Wells Fargo …” published on July 17, 2017 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “How These Investment Brokerage Stocks are Performing? — CME Group, Cowen …” with publication date: July 17, 2017.

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