|Bid||167.69 x 800|
|Ask||167.65 x 800|
|Day's Range||165.78 - 169.26|
|52 Week Range||131.80 - 225.36|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.31|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||25.27|
|Earnings Date||Oct 28, 2020 - Nov 02, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.40 (2.06%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Sep 09, 2020|
|1y Target Est||178.39|
(Bloomberg) -- A key Senate Democrat is urging U.S. regulators to conduct a thorough analysis of whether oil markets are susceptible to manipulation following a Bloomberg News report that documented how a small London firm made as much as $500 million when the price of crude went negative in April.Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio, the Banking Committee’s top Democrat, said Vega Capital London Ltd.’s trading profits indicate that “additional regulatory safeguards” are needed, according to a letter he sent Thursday to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He also questioned comments CFTC Chairman Heath Tarbert has made about what happened on April 20, when the price of oil hit -$37 a barrel.Vega’s earnings were driven by about a dozen traders aggressively selling in unison before the May West Texas Intermediate contract settled at 2:30 p.m. in New York, Bloomberg reported Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter who requested anonymity.The CFTC, the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority and CME Group Inc., owner of the Nymex exchange where the trading took place, are examining whether Vega’s actions may have breached regulations on trading around settlement periods, the people said. The agencies and CME are also examining whether the transactions contributed to oil’s unprecedented fall into negative territory. Vega hasn’t responded to requests for comment.Brown’s letter flagged comments Tarbert made during an April 21 interview with CNBC in which he said oil’s plunge appeared to be a “fundamental supply and demand issue.” The letter also cited a July 15 Financial Times article in which Tarbert said the CFTC hadn’t yet been able to assess “one way or another” whether there was any wrongdoing by market participants on April 20.In his letter, Brown said Tarbert’s comments in the CNBC interview were “premature” and the remarks made to the Financial Times indicate the CFTC must continue to examine what triggered the price drop.Brown’s letter takes Tarbert’s comments on CNBC “out of context,” Rachel Millard, a CFTC spokeswoman, said in an emailed statement. She said Tarbert indicated in that interview and elsewhere that the agency is looking to understand everything that might have been behind the drop, leaving open the possibility that “other technical factors could have played a role in addition to the more obvious fundamental macroeconomic factors.”The CFTC is preparing to release a detailed report in the coming months on what happened in oil markets on April 20.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
South American Soybean Futures South America has become a major producer and exporter of agricultural products and the home to many users of our global benchmark risk management products. CME Group and B3 have combined efforts to develop a suite of South American regional products to manage risk in this region. The initial focus of the partnership will be on developing a South American soybean contract that will target international customers trading on CME and then another focused on Brazilian customers trading on B3.Key Benefits * A more effective hedge for South American producers, exporters, and importers of Brazilian soybeans ‒ as it reflects export price at the port of Santos * An opportunity to trade the spread between North American and South American soybeans, and effectively the South American soybean basis * Available for screen trade on CME Globex or block trade reported via CME ClearPortWhile our US-based Grain and Oilseed futures contracts are the global benchmarks for price discovery and risk management, we continue to add regional products like this to provide market participants with a full suite of risk management tools.Tentatively, we expect these to be available for trade in Q3 of this year.Learn MorePricing, Volatility and Strategy Tools CME has a suite of free QuikStrike tools to calculate theoretical prices and Greeks on CME Group options, chart volatility, and correlations, and to test strategies in simulated markets.Explore Options Strategy ToolsFertilizer CME Group first listed cleared Fertilizer swaps in 2011 for Urea, UAN, and DAP. However, not all market participants could access the cleared swaps. Since June 2019, Fertilizer futures have been listed and available to improve market access.Key Features * Financially settled against leading fertilizer price reporting agencies: Profercy and ICIS * Low minimum block threshold of 2 contracts \- Find the Fertilizer broker directory here * 100-ton contracts * Includes: Urea US Gulf, Urea Egypt, UAN NOLA, DAP NOLA, Urea Brazil, and MAP Brazil Explore Fertilizer futuresWhite Paper: Block Cheese Futures & Options - A New Hedging Tool Launched in January of this year, Block Cheese futures and options are the latest agricultural products launched by CME Group. They have already garnered a great deal of open interest among dairy risk managers. Read Block Cheese Futures & Options - A New Hedging Tool, written by Sara Dorland of Ceres Dairy Risk Management to learn more. The white paper uses real-life examples to demonstrate the importance of utilizing hedging tools that more precisely represent the underlying markets for which you are managing risk and the difference in hedging effectiveness when you do not.Learn MoreFollow Us! Stay on top of all ag-related news by following the CME Group Agriculture Showcase Page on LinkedIn or CME Group on Twitter:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/cme-group-agricultureTwitter: https://twitter.com/CMEGroupTo learn more about futures and options, go to Benzinga's futures and options education resource.See more from Benzinga * OpenMarkets Weekly: Know Your Options Language * Why Brazil Has Grown As A Soybean Producer * Should We Maintain High Expectations For FAANG?(C) 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
CME Group Inc., the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today declared a third-quarter dividend of $0.85 per share, payable September 25, 2020, to shareholders of record as of September 10, 2020.