CME Group Inc. (CME) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 06, 2012
CME Group Inc. ( CME ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 06, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.45 per share scheduled for December 26, 2012. Shareholders who purchased CME stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -67.86% decrease from the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $55.57, the dividend yield is 3.24%.
The previous trading day's last sale of CME was $55.57, representing a -8.79% decrease from the 52 week high of $60.92 and a 23.66% increase over the 52 week low of $44.94.
CME is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. ( GS ) and BlackRock, Inc. ( BLK ). CME's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.45. Zacks Investment Research reports CME's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -10.25%, compared to an industry average of -6.6%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the CME Dividend History page.
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The following ETF(s) have CME as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Broker-Dealers Index Fund ( IAI )
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The top-performing ETF of this group is IAI with an increase of 8.41% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of CME at 6.73%.