OZ Management LP continued to hold its position in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 30,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock at the end of the second quarter. OZ Management LP’s holdings in CME Group were worth $3,757,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of CME. Huntington National Bank raised its position in CME Group by 4.7% in the first quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 851 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $100,000 after buying an additional 38 shares in the last quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors raised its position in CME Group by 7.7% in the first quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 100,829 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $11,978,000 after buying an additional 7,183 shares in the last quarter. Profund Advisors LLC raised its position in CME Group by 4.2% in the first quarter. Profund Advisors LLC now owns 11,222 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,333,000 after buying an additional 457 shares in the last quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC raised its position in CME Group by 168.6% in the first quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 5,050 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $600,000 after buying an additional 3,170 shares in the last quarter. Finally, IFP Advisors Inc raised its position in CME Group by 27.7% in the first quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 2,927 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $348,000 after buying an additional 635 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 82.66% of the company’s stock.

Shares of CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) traded up 0.1958% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $126.6275. 223,948 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. CME Group Inc. has a 52 week low of $98.95 and a 52 week high of $127.96. The company has a 50-day moving average of $123.67 and a 200-day moving average of $121.36. The firm has a market cap of $43.04 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.8476 and a beta of 0.73.

CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The financial services provider reported $1.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.20 by $0.03. CME Group had a return on equity of 7.61% and a net margin of 46.05%. The firm had revenue of $925 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $931.05 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.14 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 2.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts expect that CME Group Inc. will post $4.80 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 25th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.66 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 7th. This represents a $2.64 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.09%. CME Group’s dividend payout ratio is presently 53.99%.

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CME has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $133.00 price objective (down previously from $134.00) on shares of CME Group in a research note on Monday, May 15th. UBS AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $134.00 price objective (down previously from $136.00) on shares of CME Group in a research note on Monday, June 5th. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $130.00 price objective on shares of CME Group and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, June 12th. BidaskClub raised shares of CME Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 23rd. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $128.00 price objective on shares of CME Group in a research note on Monday, July 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. CME Group currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $131.63.

In other news, Director Martin J. Gepsman sold 200 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $126.14, for a total transaction of $25,228.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 43,311 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,463,249.54. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Derek Sammann sold 2,100 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $117.86, for a total transaction of $247,506.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 31,026 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,656,724.36. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 81,670 shares of company stock valued at $10,140,819 over the last 90 days. Insiders own 0.57% of the company’s stock.

CME Group Company Profile

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’s segment primarily consists of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc (CME), Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, Inc (CBOT), New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc (NYMEX) and Commodity Exchange, Inc (COMEX) exchanges.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for CME Group (NASDAQ:CME)

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