Attractive stocks have exceptional fundamentals. In the case of CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME), there's is a well-regarded dividend payer that has been able to sustain great financial health over the past. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. For those interested in digging a bit deeper into my commentary, take a look at the report on CME Group here.
Excellent balance sheet average dividend payer
CME is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. CME appears to have made good use of debt, producing operating cash levels of 0.53x total debt in the prior year. This is a strong indication that debt is reasonably met with cash generated.
For those seeking income streams from their portfolio, CME is a robust dividend payer as well. Over the past decade, the company has consistently increased its dividend payout, reaching a yield of 2.3%.
For CME Group, I've compiled three important aspects you should look at:
- Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for CME’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for CME’s outlook.
- Historical Performance: What has CME's returns been like over the past? Go into more detail in the past track record analysis and take a look at the free visual representations of our analysis for more clarity.
- Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of CME? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!
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