CME Group Inc. ( CME ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 07, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.6 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 26, 2016. Shareholders who purchased CME prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that CME has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $108.51, the dividend yield is 2.21%.
The previous trading day's last sale of CME was $108.51, representing a -1.04% decrease from the 52 week high of $109.65 and a 32.54% increase over the 52 week low of $81.87.
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 $3.96. Zacks Investment Research reports CME's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 16.43%, compared to an industry average of 13.2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to CME through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have CME as a top-10 holding:
- iShares U.S. Broker-Dealers & Securities Exchanges ETF ( IAI ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IAI with an increase of 11.51% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of CME at 8.53%.
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