CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The financial services provider reported $1.63 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.62 by $0.01, MarketWatch Earnings reports. CME Group had a return on equity of 9.93% and a net margin of 46.39%. The company had revenue of $1.18 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.20 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.76 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 7.1% compared to the same quarter last year.

NASDAQ:CME traded up $3.08 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $166.18. 1,845,262 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,553,448. The firm has a market cap of $59.59 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.06, a P/E/G ratio of 4.93 and a beta of 0.30. CME Group has a twelve month low of $131.80 and a twelve month high of $225.36. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13, a quick ratio of 1.01 and a current ratio of 1.02. The stock’s fifty day moving average price is $169.99 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $186.20.

In other CME Group news, Director Timothy S. Bitsberger sold 600 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $191.32, for a total value of $114,792.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 9,927 shares in the company, valued at $1,899,233.64. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director William R. Shepard bought 1,229 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 11th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $178.10 per share, for a total transaction of $218,884.90. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 2,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $356,200. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 1.20% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of analysts have recently commented on the company. BidaskClub downgraded CME Group from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 14th. Oppenheimer reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of CME Group in a research report on Wednesday. Barclays reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $200.00 target price on shares of CME Group in a research report on Tuesday, April 14th. UBS Group boosted their target price on CME Group from $222.00 to $225.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 30th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group cut their target price on CME Group from $190.00 to $183.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, June 23rd. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $187.88.

CME Group Company Profile

CME Group Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates contract markets for the trading of futures and options on futures contracts worldwide. It offers a range of products across various asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, and metals, as well as fixed income products.

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