CME stock: buy or sell?
May 22nd, 2020
CME Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates contract markets for the trading of futures and options on futures contracts worldwide.
Should I buy CME stock?You can't be a successful trader if you don't follow a methodolgy or system that assist you in choosing companies and the correct market timing. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to pick and when is the best time to buy them. At Stocks2.com, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.
None of our preferred buy setups matches with CME stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is CME stock a buy?
Financial institutions and banks publish stock ratings everyday.Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for CME stock for the last month.
CME stock analysis
Shares of CME ended on Friday at $178.80 and gained a slightly good 0.35%.
Shares of CME ended on Friday at $178.80 and gained a slightly good 0.35%. Since last March when CME stock price broke down the SMA200d line, it slid $-28.21 per share (-13.63%). On February, CME hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on February tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.
CME closed this week at $178.80 and decreased a lame -1.25%. Early April CME rocketed a super good 8.63% in just one week. Late April CME collapsed a godawful -5.22% in just one week.
Weekly chart tells us that price is in a simple uptrend, tested $170.67 level and now climbing back aiming its last top at $192.27. Not so far away is the last price record CME marked late February, but since then it dropped a 20.35%. Since price and 40-weeks moving average lines crossed down early March, CME fell $-36.61 per share (-17.00%). Trading stocks that are below the 40-weeks (that is, 200-days) moving average mark is not recommended by many experts, as it indicates that the stock has not enough institutional support.
CME stock price history
CME IPO was on December 6th, 2002 at $4.76 per share1. Since then, CME stock grew a 3,656.30%, with a yearly average of 215.10%. If you had invested $1,000 in CME stock in 2002, it would worth $36,563.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
CME stock historical price chart
CME stock reached all-time highs on February with a price of $224.47.
CME stock price targetHow much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last month we have not detected any price target for CME stock by any trusted analyst.
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareAfter presenting its last earnings report , CME . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, CME annual turnover skyrocketed an outstanding 18.24% to $4,309.40 M USD from $3,644.70 marked in 2017. On the other hand, its earnings margin (compared to sales) plummed to 45.53%, that is $1,962.20 million.
|2013||$2,930 M||-||$977 M33.3%||-|
|2014||$3,113 M||6.23%||$1,127 M36.2%||15.39%|
|2015||$3,327 M||6.89%||$1,247 M37.5%||10.64%|
|2016||$3,595 M||8.07%||$1,534 M42.7%||23.02%|
|2017||$3,645 M||1.38%||$4,063 M111.5%||164.87%|
|2018||$4,309 M||18.24%||$1,962 M45.5%||-51.71%|
Quarterly financial resultsCME posted $1,236.60 M in sales for 2018-Q4, a 36.76% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $385.50 M with a profit margin of 31.17%. Profit margin plunged a -14.37% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 45.54%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, CME sales marked an exceptional growth and rocketed a 37.40%.
|2017-Q2||$925 M||-||$416 M45.0%||-|
|2017-Q3||$891 M||-3.66%||$309 M34.6%||-25.78%|
|2017-Q4||$900 M||1.03%||$2,939 M326.6%||852.43%|
|2018-Q1||$1,109 M||23.22%||$599 M54.0%||-79.63%|
|2018-Q2||$1,060 M||-4.45%||$566 M53.4%||-5.46%|
|2018-Q3||$904 M||-14.67%||$412 M45.5%||-27.26%|
|2018-Q4||$1,237 M||36.76%||$386 M31.2%||-6.39%|
|2019-Q1||$1,180 M||-4.61%||$497 M42.1%||28.90%|
CME ownershipChecking CME ownership structure gives valuable information about the company and its governance (insider ownership) or the amount of investors that are on the short side.
Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For CME, 1.56% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.
Bearish positions for CME stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
For a better context understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:
|Market cap||$64.1 B|
|Total shares||358.6 M|
|Float shares||349.6 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||88.0%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||1.6%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Friday, May 22nd, 2020|
|Day range||$176.02 - $178.98|
|Average true range||$5.56|
|50d mov avg||$175.35|
|100d mov avg||$191.76|
|200d mov avg||$197.95|
CME performanceStocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We compared CME against in the following table:
CME competitorsUnfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as CME competitor. This doesn't mean CME does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.
Latest CME stock news
- Seeking AlphaCME Group: More Growth, But It's A Little ExpensiveMarch 19, 2019
- Seeking AlphaCME: Stock Is Not Cheap, But Will Benefit From Higher Interest Rates And Rate VolatilityOctober 8, 2018
- InvestorPlaceDon’t Be Fooled by the Recent Surge of CME StockOctober 8, 2018
- InvestorPlaceTrade of the Day: CME Group Inc (CME)June 15, 2018