Analysts See $1.64 EPS for CME Group Inc

The hedge fund run by David Stemerman held 28,824 shares of the investment bankers and brokers and service company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $4.21 million, down from 206,994 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Aureus Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Cme Group Inc. The stock has been active on the tape, now trading at $163.59, up from yesterday's close by 2.77%.

For the current quarter, 9 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $1.79/share. (NASDAQ:CME). Stanley holds 0.46% in CME Group Inc. The stock outperformed the S&P 500 by 26.16%. Gam Holding Ag, Switzerland-based fund reported 13,702 shs. The stock is trading $161.92 its 50-day moving average by -1.67%. The company had revenue of $900.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $886.85 million. The stock has a market cap of $53,869.33, a PE ratio of 33.37, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.19 and a beta of 0.56. Given the stock's recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company's recent data. Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) has declined 3.54% since April 10, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 5.24% the S&P500. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of CME Group from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. CME Group had 62 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained it with "Buy" rating and $187.0 target in Friday, March 9 report. Berenberg Bank started coverage on CME Group in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. CENTRAL TRUST Co now owns 16,132 shares of the company's stock valued at $1,686,000 after buying an additional 76 shares during the period. Hilton Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of CME Group by 12.0% during the 4th quarter. Robert W. Baird initiated it with "Outperform" rating and $43 target in Tuesday, August 25 report. On Friday, March 2 the company was maintained by Sandler O'Neill. The company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, February 26. 1,768 are held by Salem Counselors. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, October 16 with "Buy". The firm has "Buy" rating by UBS given on Wednesday, September 6.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in 2017 Q4. The company has a current ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.10.

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In other CME Group news, insider Derek Sammann sold 2,400 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 2nd. 78 funds opened positions while 212 raised stakes. The financial services provider reported $1.12 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.10 by $0.02. Westpac Bk holds 0.07% or 21,968 shs. Utah Retirement stated it has 63,000 shares. Skylands accumulated 23,200 shares. Vident Invest Advisory Ltd invested in 5,040 shares or 0.03% of the stock. (NASDAQ:CME) has an average volume of 1.85 Million. (NYSE:CAT). Arrow Corp holds 0.12% of its portfolio in Caterpillar Inc. The Company connects buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex electronic trading platform across the globe and its open outcry trading facilities in Chicago and New York City. Robeco Institutional Asset Management Bv accumulated 108,436 shares. Trading volume for CME Group Inc. was 1.45 Million in its previous trading session. (NASDAQ:CME). 695,156 are held by Alkeon Cap Llc. Oak Ridge Invs Limited Liability Company has invested 0.03% in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) for 70,728 shares. Wexford LP invested 0.32% of its portfolio in NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:NEP).

Since October 11, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 9 selling transactions for $9.28 million activity. Kometer Kevin also sold $2.61 million worth of CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) shares with value of $49,287 were sold by GEPSMAN MARTIN J. The shares were sold at an average price of $100.00, for a total transaction of $1,500,000.00. The insider MELAMED LEO sold 7,300 shares worth $1.14 million. The firm has "Buy" rating by Goldman Sachs given on Wednesday, February 7. On Tuesday, February 6 $3.03M worth of stock was sold by DUFFY TERRENCE A. $387,972 worth of CME Group Inc. Another trade for 3,299 shares valued at $539,452 was made by Piell Hilda Harris on Tuesday, February 20. CME Group has a 1-year low of $114.82 and a 1-year high of $171.71. Renaissance Oil Corp. (OTCMKTS:RNSFF) has 0.00% since April 11, 2017 and is. They expect $0.41 earnings per share, up 86.36% or $0.19 from last year's $0.22 per share. CME's profit will be $558.27M for 24.27 P/E if the $1.64 EPS becomes a reality. Karpas Strategies Ltd Co stated it has 0.31% in CME Group Inc.

Among 11 analysts covering CME Group (NASDAQ:CME), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. We have $148.36 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:CME worth $4.39B less. Hilton Capital Management LLC now owns 87,750 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $12,816,000 after buying an additional 9,386 shares in the last quarter. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of CME in report on Friday, February 2 with "Overweight" rating. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, August 10. The company was initiated on Wednesday, August 31 by JP Morgan. Bank of America downgraded the stock to "Neutral" rating in Tuesday, January 3 report. Citigroup maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, February 22 report. Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $134.0 target. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

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