CME Group (CME) Competitors

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Should you be buying CME Group stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of CME Group include Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), Nasdaq (NDAQ), T. Rowe Price Group (TROW), Tradeweb Markets (TW), LPL Financial (LPLA), Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG), Banco Santander (SAN), Equinix (EQIX), American Tower (AMT), and Moody's (MCO). These companies are all part of the "finance" sector.

CME Group vs.

Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE) and CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, media sentiment, profitability, community ranking, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

Intercontinental Exchange presently has a consensus price target of $148.08, suggesting a potential upside of 12.48%. CME Group has a consensus price target of $215.70, suggesting a potential upside of 0.10%. Given CME Group's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Intercontinental Exchange is more favorable than CME Group.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Intercontinental Exchange
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
10 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
CME Group
2 Sell rating(s)
6 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

Intercontinental Exchange pays an annual dividend of $1.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. CME Group pays an annual dividend of $4.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Intercontinental Exchange pays out 42.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. CME Group pays out 51.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Intercontinental Exchange has increased its dividend for 10 consecutive years and CME Group has increased its dividend for 14 consecutive years. CME Group is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Intercontinental Exchange has a beta of 1.02, suggesting that its share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CME Group has a beta of 0.49, suggesting that its share price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500.

89.3% of Intercontinental Exchange shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.8% of CME Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Intercontinental Exchange shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of CME Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Intercontinental Exchange received 161 more outperform votes than CME Group when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 72.70% of users gave Intercontinental Exchange an outperform vote while only 60.11% of users gave CME Group an outperform vote.

Intercontinental ExchangeOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
CME GroupOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes

CME Group has a net margin of 57.83% compared to CME Group's net margin of 23.91%. CME Group's return on equity of 12.91% beat Intercontinental Exchange's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Intercontinental Exchange23.91% 12.91% 2.27%
CME Group 57.83%12.32%2.37%

In the previous week, Intercontinental Exchange had 7 more articles in the media than CME Group. MarketBeat recorded 20 mentions for Intercontinental Exchange and 13 mentions for CME Group. Intercontinental Exchange's average media sentiment score of 0.78 beat CME Group's score of 0.53 indicating that CME Group is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Intercontinental Exchange
7 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
9 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)
CME Group
8 Very Positive mention(s)
3 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)

CME Group has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Intercontinental Exchange. CME Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Intercontinental Exchange, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Intercontinental Exchange$9.90B7.61$2.37B$4.2031.35
CME Group$5.58B13.90$3.23B$8.8724.29


Intercontinental Exchange beats CME Group on 14 of the 22 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NASDAQ and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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CME vs. The Competition

MetricCME GroupSecurity & commodity brokers IndustryFinance SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$77.57B$23.63B$8.55B$7.35B
Dividend Yield2.16%1.63%6.87%3.98%
P/E Ratio24.2915.2860.5620.30
Price / Sales13.906.913,512.2383.33
Price / Cash20.3917.9427.8427.23
Price / Book2.904.842.244.22
Net Income$3.23B$1.08B$995.95M$213.35M
7 Day Performance4.49%0.07%1.09%-1.08%
1 Month Performance0.46%-4.52%-1.61%-4.99%
1 Year Performance13.57%5.21%12.25%4.76%

CME Group Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
Intercontinental Exchange
4.9884 of 5 stars
4.7834 of 5 stars
+7.4%$34.53B$6.06B28.458,525Upcoming Earnings
T. Rowe Price Group
4.4061 of 5 stars
-0.4%$25.07B$6.46B14.457,906Upcoming Earnings
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Tradeweb Markets
4.0211 of 5 stars
+40.5%$23.73B$1.34B58.521,179Upcoming Earnings
LPL Financial
4.4858 of 5 stars
+29.6%$19.43B$10.05B19.068,400Upcoming Earnings
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group
2.4171 of 5 stars
N/A+34.2%$74.67B$45.46B12.69106,000Gap Down
Banco Santander
3.5541 of 5 stars
N/A+26.4%$72.24B$62.14B6.52212,764Gap Up
High Trading Volume
4.7229 of 5 stars
American Tower
4.9287 of 5 stars
-15.6%$80.30B$11.14B54.155,643Upcoming Earnings
4.6483 of 5 stars

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This page (NASDAQ:CME) was last updated on 4/23/2024 by Staff

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