CME - CME Group Inc.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
204.59
+1.45 (+0.71%)
At close: 4:00PM EST
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Previous Close203.14
Open203.10
Bid204.48 x 800
Ask204.56 x 1300
Day's Range201.66 - 205.34
52 Week Range161.05 - 224.91
Volume874,432
Avg. Volume1,251,615
Market Cap73B
Beta (5Y Monthly)0.20
PE Ratio (TTM)35.86
EPS (TTM)5.71
Earnings DateFeb 12, 2020
Forward Dividend & Yield2.50 (1.23%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-12-26
1y Target Est214.88
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  • PR Newswire

    CME Group Inc. Announces Fourth-Quarter and Year-End 2019 Earnings Release, Conference Call

    CME Group Inc. will announce earnings for the fourth quarter and full year of 2019 before the markets open on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. Written highlights for the quarter and year will be posted on the company's website at 6:00 a.m. Central Time, the same time it provides its earnings press release. The company will hold an investor conference call that day at 7:30 a.m. Central Time, at which time company executives will take analysts' questions.

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    CME Group FX Futures Reach New Volume and Open Interest Records

    CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced its foreign exchange (FX) futures reached a new single-day volume record of 2.7 million contracts on Dec. 11, 2019, surpassing the previous record of 2.5 million contracts set on June 14, 2017.

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    CME Group Declares Annual Variable Dividend

    CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME), the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today declared its annual variable dividend, amounting to $2.50 per share. The dividend is payable January 15, 2020, to shareholders of record on December 27, 2019.

  • Reuters

    UPDATE 2-Cboe buys EuroCCP to bolster Dutch EU base after Brexit

    Cboe Global Markets said on Tuesday it would take full control of EuroCCP, Europe's largest clearing house for stock trades, to bolster its post-Brexit base in Amsterdam and diversify into derivatives. It is the latest deal in a rapidly consolidating market where the Swiss Exchange has bid for its Madrid counterpart and the London Stock Exchange is buying financial market data company Refinitiv. Cboe, the biggest pan-European share trading platform, already owns 20% of EuroCCP.

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    Winner-takes-all digital economy poses risk for capital markets

    The trend of human tasks being replaced by algorithms is a perennial and understandable focus for the debate about how technology is changing capital markets. Policymakers, however, are already focusing on a longer-term trend: how the benefits of scale in digital industries will concentrate activity among a smaller number of investment providers. Technology has also facilitated new investment strategies, in particular algorithmic trading.

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    CME Group Announces 2020 Annual Meeting Date

    CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME), the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that its 2020 annual meeting of shareholders will be held at 10:00 a.m. Central Time on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in the Auditorium at CME Group, located at 20 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois.

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    CME Group Chief Financial Officer and Global Head of Financial and OTC Products to Present at Goldman Sachs Conference

    CME Group announced today that John Pietrowicz, Chief Financial Officer, and Sean Tully, Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Financial and OTC Products, will present at the Goldman Sachs U.S. Financial Services Conference in New York on Tuesday, December 10, at 9:10 a.m. (Eastern Time).

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    Resilience Back In Picture: Solid Rebound From Early Week Slide Amid Trade Hopes

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    CME Group Announces Enhancements to NYMEX WTI Houston Crude Oil Futures Contract

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    Tougher EU regime for foreign clearing houses takes shape pre-Brexit

    France's top market regulator Robert Ophele has been appointed acting chair of the European Union's tougher system for deciding if foreign clearing houses can operate in the bloc, a sensitive issue for Britain after Brexit. Ophele is chair of France's markets watchdog AMF and will also from January be acting chair of the Paris-based European Securities and Markets Authority's (ESMA) new central counterparty supervisory committee. The London Stock Exchange's LCH unit clears the bulk of euro-denominated interest rate swaps, and Bank of France Governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau has said he wants to see the activity based in Paris, where LCH has a subsidiary.

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    EU governments back rules to raise burden on clearing houses in case of failure

    European Union governments agreed on Wednesday new rules for handling failures of clearing houses, an EU statement said, in a move that would increase the burden on these firms to limit losses that might rock the financial system. The deal concerns 16 EU-based clearing houses which clear a significant proportion of the 640 trillion euros ($705 trillion)of derivatives traded through central counterparts, the EU said. The rules, which need to be approved by the European Parliament, "will help to address interconnectedness and contagion risks, while encouraging less risky behaviour by clearing houses and other market participants," Finland's Finance Minister Mika Lintila said.

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    Farmer sentiment jumps up in November as harvest winds down

    Agricultural economy sentiment tied with its highest reading of 2019, according to the November Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. Rising for a second month in a row, the barometer improved to a reading of 153 in November, up 17 points from October and matching the previous high set in July.

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    CME Group Averaged 18.2 Million Contracts Per Day in November 2019

    CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, reached average daily volume (ADV) of 18.2 million contracts during November 2019. Open interest (OI) at the end of November was 131 million contracts.

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  • CME Group Announces Ken Griffin as the 2019 Melamed-Arditti Innovation Award Recipient
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    CME Group Announces Ken Griffin as the 2019 Melamed-Arditti Innovation Award Recipient

    CHICAGO , Nov. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group's Center for Innovation today announced that Citadel Founder and CEO Ken Griffin is the 15th recipient of the CME Group Melamed-Arditti Innovation Award. ...

  • Chicago Trading Titan Don Wilson Says Libor’s Obituaries Are Premature
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    (Bloomberg) -- Chicago trading legend Don Wilson suspects the scandal-tainted Libor interest-rate benchmark is going to stick around past its 2021 expiration date, defying the expectations of the Federal Reserve and other regulators.In two years, banks will no longer be required to supply data used to calculate the London Interbank Offered Rate. But that doesn’t mean they’ll stop, Wilson, the chief executive officer and founder of futures-and-options giant DRW Holdings LLC, said in an interview Monday at his office.Assuming Wilson’s right and banks do keep feeding Libor, that means there’s a future, too, for eurodollars. Those contracts at CME Group Inc.’s exchange are futures on three-month U.S. dollar Libor, and they can’t exist in their current form without it. They’re also the most-traded rates contracts in the world and a staple of Wilson’s firm from the start, making this more than just an ivory-tower discussion about rates benchmarks.Traders are gradually embracing products based on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Libor replacement, the Secured Overnight Financing Rate. But while SOFR has its place, Libor administrator Intercontinental Exchange Inc. has addressed the benchmark’s problems, and doing away with it would be a mistake, Wilson said. His view is informed in part by SOFR’s volatility during September’s upheaval in U.S. funding markets.“SOFR is a useful risk-management tool, but SOFR is not a good replacement for Libor,” Wilson said. “Why do we want to start this kind of forced march towards the death of Libor when there are clearly some problems?”He’s not the only one who thinks Libor will live on. “Whether Libor is going to be dead or not in a couple of years is yet to be seen,” CME CEO Terry Duffy said in an October interview. Accenture Plc released a survey in September revealing almost a quarter of global financial firms and corporate users expect Libor’s phase-out to be delayed.Few voices are more prominent than Wilson’s on the subject of rates derivatives and their benchmarks. DRW is one of the biggest high-frequency traders in the world, and it’s a large player in eurodollar contracts, a primary way investors around the globe bet on or hedge against moves in interest rates.The 51-year-old’s roots with those products are deep. He started working in the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s eurodollar trading pits in 1989. From there, he grew DRW into a company with more than 1,000 employees that’s not only a huge market-maker in futures, options and other conventional financial products, but also a major presence in cryptocurrencies as well as a real-estate and venture-capital investor.SOFR, “a wonderful tool if you’re hedging repo exposure,” can’t easily fill Libor’s shoes, Wilson said. As a secured rate -- because the loans it references are collateralized -- it lacks the credit component of Libor, which involves unsecured transactions. There’s no term structure for SOFR, or maturities beyond overnight. And it’s “affected by exogenous factors in a big way,” Wilson said. That vulnerability was exposed by the mid-September chaos in the U.S. market for repurchase agreements.“We saw in September the repo market basically break, resulting in SOFR trading at a 300-basis-point premium for one night,” Wilson said. Borrowers who saw their interest expense spike because of such a jump would have good reason to be annoyed, he argued. “I just don’t think that that’s a great characteristic for our new benchmark rate to have.”U.S. regulators are clear on where they stand. They want Libor -- which banks were caught manipulating -- gone and for SOFR to take its place. New York Fed President John Williams is fond of counting down to the end of Libor. Speaking on Tuesday, he said the clock stood at roughly 775 days and “only goes one direction.”Officials globally are working on similar transitions, and while details are still being worked out, “the one thing we do know is there’s some point in the future when Libor -- which doesn’t meet standards of a strong, robust reference rate -- won’t be around any more,” Williams said.CME last week proposed plans for what it will do in the event that Libor becomes unavailable to settle eurodollar futures. Basically, it will convert them into SOFR futures, which began trading in May 2018.“If I were running CME, I don’t think I would do anything different,” Wilson said. Volume and open interest for these SOFR products have mounted quickly, but remain dwarfed by eurodollar futures.Williams dismissed criticism of SOFR in his appearance Tuesday. He said that while any transactions-based rate is vulnerable to spikes, SOFR on a three-month average basis “hasn’t been volatile at all.” The New York Fed’s plan to produce SOFR averages and an index by mid-2020 should address concerns, he said.There’s a sense in which killing Libor now seems like a waste, Wilson said. ICE Benchmark Administration, which took over running the rate in 2014, “has put additional things in place to make the Libor reporting more robust,” he said. “Is the benefit of killing Libor -- i.e. moving away from something that is a little bit less tangible to something else -- really worth the risk?”Either way, DRW is already preparing for December 2021. It’s trading CME’s SOFR contracts.To contact the reporters on this story: Elizabeth Stanton in New York at estanton@bloomberg.net;Nick Baker in Chicago at nbaker7@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Benjamin Purvis at bpurvis@bloomberg.net, Mark Tannenbaum, Dave LiedtkaFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • The $39 trillion listed derivatives business is about to get tastier, as CME to launch block cheddar cheese futures
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    The CME Group (CME) on Thursday said it’s going to launch block cheese futures and options next year. Each contract will represent the equivalent of 20,000 pounds of block cheddar cheese. The CME said it will consider launching barrel cheese futures as well, but customer feedback said the immediate need was for block cheese derivatives.