Cboe Global Markets Inc (NASDAQ:CBOE) has received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the sixteen ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, eight have assigned a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $113.46.

Several research firms have issued reports on CBOE. Zacks Investment Research raised Cboe Global Markets from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $108.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, October 3rd. UBS Group dropped their price target on Cboe Global Markets from $111.00 to $107.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday. Goldman Sachs Group raised Cboe Global Markets from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $120.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, January 4th. Citigroup set a $115.00 price target on Cboe Global Markets and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, November 5th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their price target on Cboe Global Markets from $92.00 to $105.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 24th.

In other news, Director Frank E. Jr. English sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $113.55, for a total value of $113,550.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 3,137 shares in the company, valued at approximately $356,206.35. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, VP Christopher A. Isaacson sold 8,719 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $106.48, for a total value of $928,399.12. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 70,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,453,600. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.89% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. grew its holdings in Cboe Global Markets by 18.3% during the second quarter. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. now owns 4,572 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $476,000 after purchasing an additional 708 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its holdings in Cboe Global Markets by 1.0% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 420,869 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $43,800,000 after purchasing an additional 4,036 shares during the period. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec grew its holdings in Cboe Global Markets by 16.7% during the second quarter. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec now owns 4,200 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $437,000 after purchasing an additional 600 shares during the period. Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in Cboe Global Markets by 16.0% during the second quarter. Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC now owns 4,620 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $481,000 after purchasing an additional 638 shares during the period. Finally, Laurion Capital Management LP bought a new position in Cboe Global Markets during the second quarter worth about $547,000. Institutional investors own 81.98% of the company’s stock.

Cboe Global Markets stock traded up $0.62 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $92.17. 15,633 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 806,144. Cboe Global Markets has a fifty-two week low of $87.87 and a fifty-two week high of $138.54.

Cboe Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, November 2nd. The financial services provider reported $1.06 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.01 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $270.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $269.08 million. The business’s quarterly revenue was up .3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.89 EPS.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 14th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 30th were issued a $0.31 dividend. This represents a $1.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.35%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 29th.

About Cboe Global Markets

Cboe Global Markets, Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates as an options exchange in the United States. The company operates in five segments: Options, U.S. Equities, Futures, European Equities, and Global FX. The Options segment trades in listed market indexes. The U.S. Equities segment trades in listed cash equities; and provides exchange-traded products (ETP) transaction and ETP listing services.

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