What Does Insider Trading Tell Us About CME Group Inc. (CME)?

During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.14 earnings per share. The institutional investor held 775,871 shares of the investment bankers and brokers and service company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $105.27 million, down from 792,045 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

CME Group Inc. has a 12-month low of $98.95 and a 12-month high of $138.49. About 4.83M shares traded.

CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. It has outperformed by 8.65% the S&P500.

Centre Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Facebook (FB) by 1.6% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Insiders have sold a total of 67,128 shares of company stock valued at $10,086,157 in the last 90 days. The financial services provider reported $1.12 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.10 by $0.02. Quadrant Capital Group LLC lifted its holdings in CME Group by 13.6% during the 2nd quarter. This represents a $2.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.75%. About 2.43 million shares traded or 24.07% up from the average. It has outperformed by 41.56% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.12, from 1.13 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 53 investors sold CME shares while 219 reduced holdings. 128 funds opened positions while 644 raised stakes. Autus Asset Lc reported 1,460 shares. Old Mutual Invsts (Uk) Ltd holds 13,661 shares. Ubs Asset Americas invested in 0.16% or 1.29 million shares. Com Bank & Trust accumulated 560,899 shares or 0.99% of the stock. Gulf Intl Retail Bank (Uk) Limited owns 0.2% invested in CME Group Inc. Nikko Asset Mngmt Americas has invested 0.61% in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) or 45,147 shares. Deutsche Bank & Trust Ag owns 423,047 shares.

Commenting on the news, the CME Group's Chief Commercial Officer, Julie Winkler, said: "We are very pleased to have Michel and Tim lead our worldwide client development and sales efforts, particularly as our business growth outside the USA continues to climb". Beach Inv Counsel Inc Pa, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 111,785 shares.

CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) opened at $160.13 on Tuesday. (NASDAQ:CME) for 148,245 shares. Gsa Cap Ptnrs Limited Liability Partnership reported 0.28% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.10 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Therefore 93% are positive. The stock has "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, September 11. People s United Financial Inc. boosted its stake in CME Group by 11.5% during the 2nd quarter. (NASDAQ:CME) has "Market Perform" rating given on Friday, April 8 by Wood. On Tuesday, October 10 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with "Hold". The firm earned "Hold" rating on Monday, January 22 by Credit Suisse. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to "Buy" on Wednesday, February 7.

CME has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. (NASDAQ:CME) on Thursday, August 17 with "Hold" rating. Another trade for 2,266 shares valued at $84,663 was made by Cole Kenneth G. on Tuesday, September 19. (NYSE:HBI) on Tuesday, August 29 with "Buy" rating.

Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 insider sales for $9.48 million activity.

In related news, CFO John W. Pietrowicz sold 2,500 shares of CME Group stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 11th. Cme Group Inc (Put) now has $54.59B valuation. Shares for $97,005 were sold by Suskind Dennis. Shares for $2.80 million were sold by Cox Christopher K on Monday, October 23. Inc. acquired a new position in shares of CME Group in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $232,000. It also increased its holding in Easterly Govt Pptys Inc Com by 54,850 shares in the quarter, for a total of 839,779 shares, and has risen its stake in Inovalon Holdings Inc Cl A.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 11 selling transactions for $35.65 million activity. Midler Laurence H also sold $866,714 worth of CBRE Group, Inc. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, August 30 by Wolfe Research. DUFFY TERRENCE A had sold 20,000 shares worth $3.03M on Tuesday, February 6. LAFITTE MICHAEL J sold $991,734 worth of CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:ANW) by 262,897 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 424,852 shares, and cut its stake in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). 4,453 shares were sold by Ryan Edward A, worth $462,245. $197.45 million worth of stock was sold by ValueAct Holdings - L.P. on Friday, September 15.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.12, from 1.13 in 2017Q2. Northern Trust owns 0% invested in Greenhill & Co., Inc. Andra Ap invested in 0.03% or 51,200 shares. (NYSE:GHL). Principal Financial Grp holds 246,313 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

There are 838 institutional holders with active positions, accounting for 288.25 million shares in total. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Limited accumulated 0.05% or 120,465 shares. Moreover, Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp has 0% invested in Greenhill & Co., Inc. The California-based Davis Capital Partners Llc has invested 7.49% in the stock. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 73,973 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. The Illinois-based North Star Investment has invested 0.01% in CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG). Stifel Financial reported 173,142 shares. Green Square Cap Limited Liability reported 8,152 shares. Therefore 55% are positive. Masco had 60 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has "Hold" rating and $133.0 target. Raymond James initiated CBRE Group, Inc. TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) earnings have risen with a quarterly rate of 42.5% over the last 5 years. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a "hold" rating and set a $127.00 price target on shares of CME Group in a report on Friday, July 14th. The stock has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, August 10. The stock presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $157.00.

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