CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) Shares Sold by AGF Investments Inc.

AGF Investments Inc. decreased its holdings in shares of CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) by 21.1% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its …

CME Group logoAGF Investments Inc. decreased its holdings in shares of CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) by 21.1% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,500 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 400 shares during the period. AGF Investments Inc.’s holdings in CME Group were worth $291,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Independent Advisor Alliance raised its holdings in CME Group by 5.9% during the first quarter. Independent Advisor Alliance now owns 1,947 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $321,000 after acquiring an additional 108 shares during the period. Fox Run Management L.L.C. purchased a new position in CME Group in the second quarter worth about $571,000. Jackson Hole Capital Partners LLC grew its position in CME Group by 4.1% in the first quarter. Jackson Hole Capital Partners LLC now owns 1,986 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $327,000 after acquiring an additional 79 shares in the last quarter. KC Investment Advisors LLC grew its position in CME Group by 9.0% in the first quarter. KC Investment Advisors LLC now owns 2,898 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $477,000 after acquiring an additional 240 shares in the last quarter. Finally, United Super Pty Ltd in its capacity as Trustee for the Construction & Building Unions Superannuation Fund grew its position in CME Group by 609.0% in the first quarter. United Super Pty Ltd in its capacity as Trustee for the Construction & Building Unions Superannuation Fund now owns 122,785 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $20,208,000 after acquiring an additional 105,468 shares in the last quarter. 85.72% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Several research analysts recently commented on the company. Deutsche Bank lifted their price target on CME Group from $224.00 to $240.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 9th. UBS Group lifted their price target on CME Group from $190.00 to $194.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 3rd. BidaskClub upgraded CME Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 9th. Zacks Investment Research lowered CME Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $158.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Monday, May 27th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co lifted their price target on CME Group from $176.00 to $200.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 3rd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. CME Group has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $194.00.

Shares of CME opened at $215.76 on Thursday. The company’s fifty day moving average price is $207.88 and its 200-day moving average price is $188.20. The firm has a market capitalization of $75.64 billion, a PE ratio of 31.64, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.70 and a beta of 0.23. CME Group Inc has a 1-year low of $161.05 and a 1-year high of $217.65. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.15, a current ratio of 1.05 and a quick ratio of 1.05.

CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 31st. The financial services provider reported $1.76 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.75 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $1.27 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.27 billion. CME Group had a net margin of 39.36% and a return on equity of 9.14%. The company’s revenue was up 20.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.74 earnings per share. As a group, research analysts anticipate that CME Group Inc will post 6.68 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 25th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 10th will be given a $0.75 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Monday, September 9th. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.39%. CME Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 43.99%.

In related news, CEO Terrence A. Duffy sold 35,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $200.15, for a total transaction of $7,005,250.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 79,057 shares in the company, valued at approximately $15,823,258.55. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Kevin Kometer sold 16,140 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $201.19, for a total transaction of $3,247,206.60. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 72,122 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $14,510,225.18. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 76,771 shares of company stock valued at $15,398,375. Insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.

CME Group Profile

CME Group Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates contract markets for the trading of futures and options on futures contracts worldwide. It offers a range of products across various asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, and metals, as well as fixed income products.

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AGF Investments Inc. Sells 400 Shares of CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME)

AGF Investments Inc. cut its position in shares of CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) by 21.1% in the second quarter, according to its most recent …

CME Group logoAGF Investments Inc. cut its position in shares of CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) by 21.1% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,500 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 400 shares during the quarter. AGF Investments Inc.’s holdings in CME Group were worth $291,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Independent Advisor Alliance grew its stake in shares of CME Group by 5.9% in the first quarter. Independent Advisor Alliance now owns 1,947 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $321,000 after acquiring an additional 108 shares during the last quarter. Fox Run Management L.L.C. bought a new position in CME Group in the second quarter worth $571,000. Jackson Hole Capital Partners LLC lifted its holdings in shares of CME Group by 4.1% during the first quarter. Jackson Hole Capital Partners LLC now owns 1,986 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $327,000 after acquiring an additional 79 shares during the period. KC Investment Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in shares of CME Group by 9.0% during the first quarter. KC Investment Advisors LLC now owns 2,898 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $477,000 after acquiring an additional 240 shares during the period. Finally, United Super Pty Ltd in its capacity as Trustee for the Construction & Building Unions Superannuation Fund lifted its holdings in shares of CME Group by 609.0% during the first quarter. United Super Pty Ltd in its capacity as Trustee for the Construction & Building Unions Superannuation Fund now owns 122,785 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $20,208,000 after acquiring an additional 105,468 shares during the period. 85.72% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on CME shares. Citigroup set a $202.00 price objective on CME Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, May 2nd. BidaskClub raised CME Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 9th. Wells Fargo & Co lifted their price target on CME Group from $176.00 to $200.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 3rd. Deutsche Bank lifted their price target on CME Group from $224.00 to $240.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 9th. Finally, UBS Group lifted their price target on CME Group from $190.00 to $194.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 3rd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. CME Group has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $194.00.

Shares of CME Group stock opened at $215.76 on Thursday. CME Group Inc has a 12-month low of $161.05 and a 12-month high of $217.65. The business’s 50 day moving average is $207.88 and its 200-day moving average is $188.20. The company has a quick ratio of 1.05, a current ratio of 1.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.15. The stock has a market cap of $75.64 billion, a P/E ratio of 31.64, a P/E/G ratio of 4.70 and a beta of 0.23.

CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 31st. The financial services provider reported $1.76 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.75 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $1.27 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.27 billion. CME Group had a return on equity of 9.14% and a net margin of 39.36%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 20.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.74 EPS. On average, sell-side analysts expect that CME Group Inc will post 6.68 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 25th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 10th will be issued a dividend of $0.75 per share. This represents a $3.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.39%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, September 9th. CME Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 43.99%.

In related news, Director Elizabeth A. Cook sold 300 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $204.27, for a total transaction of $61,281.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 20,821 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,253,105.67. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director Daniel R. Glickman sold 500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $216.01, for a total value of $108,005.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 14,593 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,152,233.93. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 76,771 shares of company stock valued at $15,398,375. 1.20% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

CME Group Company Profile

CME Group Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates contract markets for the trading of futures and options on futures contracts worldwide. It offers a range of products across various asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, and metals, as well as fixed income products.

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AGF Investments Inc. Makes New $1.32 Million Investment in Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK)

AGF Investments Inc. bought a new stake in Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent …

Duke Energy logoAGF Investments Inc. bought a new stake in Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 14,970 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,321,000.

A number of other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in Duke Energy by 4.2% during the 4th quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,311,505 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $113,181,000 after purchasing an additional 52,498 shares in the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC increased its position in Duke Energy by 9.2% during the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 8,951,045 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $771,079,000 after purchasing an additional 750,534 shares in the last quarter. USS Investment Management Ltd acquired a new position in Duke Energy during the 1st quarter worth approximately $37,519,000. Traynor Capital Management Inc. acquired a new position in Duke Energy during the 1st quarter worth approximately $201,000. Finally, First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. increased its position in Duke Energy by 63.2% during the 1st quarter. First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. now owns 64,330 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $5,790,000 after purchasing an additional 24,901 shares in the last quarter. 60.40% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

DUK has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. ValuEngine cut shares of Duke Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 28th. Citigroup reduced their target price on shares of Duke Energy from $91.00 to $88.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 30th. Morgan Stanley reduced their target price on shares of Duke Energy from $99.00 to $92.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, August 8th. Bank of America lowered shares of Duke Energy from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Monday, May 13th. Finally, KeyCorp assumed coverage on shares of Duke Energy in a report on Tuesday, June 4th. They set a “sector weight” rating on the stock. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and eight have given a hold rating to the stock. Duke Energy has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $91.14.

Shares of NYSE:DUK traded up $0.14 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $90.81. The stock had a trading volume of 54,009 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,756,047. The firm’s fifty day moving average is $88.73 and its 200 day moving average is $88.85. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.26, a quick ratio of 0.47 and a current ratio of 0.71. Duke Energy Corp has a 52 week low of $78.00 and a 52 week high of $91.67. The stock has a market cap of $66.24 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.23, a P/E/G ratio of 3.69 and a beta of 0.12.

Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 6th. The utilities provider reported $1.12 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.14. Duke Energy had a net margin of 13.23% and a return on equity of 8.02%. The company had revenue of $5.87 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.76 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.93 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, research analysts forecast that Duke Energy Corp will post 4.95 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 16th will be issued a dividend of $0.945 per share. This is an increase from Duke Energy’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.93. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 15th. This represents a $3.78 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.16%. Duke Energy’s dividend payout ratio is presently 80.08%.

In other news, EVP Lloyd M. Yates sold 5,117 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $88.20, for a total value of $451,319.40. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Corporate insiders own 0.09% of the company’s stock.

Duke Energy Company Profile

Duke Energy Corp. engages in distribution of natural gas and energy related services. It operates through the following segments: Electric Utilities and Infrastructure, Gas Utilities and Infrastructure, and Commercial Renewables. The Electric Utilities and Infrastructure segment conducts operations primarily through the regulated public utilities of Duke Energy Carolinas, Duke Energy Progress, Duke Energy Florida, Duke Energy Indiana and Duke Energy Ohio.

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Agf Investments Inc decreased its stake in International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) by 1.42% based on its latest 2019Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Agf Investments Inc sold 4,529 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.46% . The institutional investor held 314,811 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2019Q1, valued at $44.42M, down from 319,340 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Agf Investments Inc who had been investing in International Business Machines Corp. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $118.50B market cap company. The stock increased 1.39% or $1.84 during the last trading session, reaching $133.76. About 3.01 million shares traded. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) has risen 1.89% since August 18, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.89% the S&P500. Some Historical IBM News: 08/05/2018 – Seneca and IBM team up to offer the first IBM Skills Academy in Ontario; 13/03/2018 – Zoom Video Communications Embedded into IBM Watson Workspace Plus; 11/04/2018 – Global Financial Analytics Market Report 2017-2021 with Key Players IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP Dominating – ResearchAndMarkets.com; 10/04/2018 – Kristina Webb: BREAKING: Crocker Partners pays $170 million for former IBM campus in Boca Raton; 20/03/2018 – INDATA SA IDTA.WA – IBM GLOBAL FINANCING POLSKA REQUESTS CO TO PAY LIABILITY AS ITS UNIT’S GUARANTOR WITHIN 7 DAYS; 26/04/2018 – TSB CALLS IN IBM TO HELP RESOLVE ITS DIGITAL BANKING CRISIS – SKY NEWS; 23/05/2018 – ♫ Reuters Insider – Macron tells tech CEOs to give more to society; 15/03/2018 – Code42’s Data Security Solution Featured at IBM Think 2018; 06/03/2018 – BayCare Hospitals Named Among Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson Health; 17/04/2018 – IBM – “THIS QUARTER, IBM Z REVENUE GREW 54% YEAR-TO-YEAR, A MORE THAN 100% GROWTH IN SHIPPED MIPS, AND MARGINS EXPANDED” – CONF CALL

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Analysts await International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) to report earnings on October, 15. They expect $3.48 EPS, up 1.75% or $0.06 from last year’s $3.42 per share. IBM’s profit will be $3.08B for 9.61 P/E if the $3.48 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.17 actual EPS reported by International Business Machines Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.78% EPS growth.

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AGF Investments Inc. Acquires New Shares in Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK)

AGF Investments Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) in the second quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports.

Duke Energy logoAGF Investments Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) in the second quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The firm purchased 14,970 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,321,000.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in DUK. BlackRock Inc. grew its position in shares of Duke Energy by 2.6% during the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 49,544,716 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $4,459,023,000 after purchasing an additional 1,274,643 shares in the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC grew its position in shares of Duke Energy by 9.2% during the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 8,951,045 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $771,079,000 after purchasing an additional 750,534 shares in the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System grew its position in shares of Duke Energy by 19.7% during the 1st quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 4,394,565 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $395,511,000 after purchasing an additional 724,378 shares in the last quarter. Assenagon Asset Management S.A. grew its position in shares of Duke Energy by 5,502.1% during the 1st quarter. Assenagon Asset Management S.A. now owns 599,423 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $53,948,000 after purchasing an additional 588,723 shares in the last quarter. Finally, First Trust Advisors LP grew its position in shares of Duke Energy by 52.2% during the 2nd quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 1,354,349 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $119,508,000 after purchasing an additional 464,779 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 60.01% of the company’s stock.

In other news, EVP Lloyd M. Yates sold 5,117 shares of Duke Energy stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $88.20, for a total transaction of $451,319.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director E Marie Mckee sold 1,781 shares of Duke Energy stock in a transaction on Monday, May 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $87.37, for a total transaction of $155,605.97. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 1 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $87.37. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 8,598 shares of company stock valued at $752,989 over the last ninety days. 0.09% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

NYSE DUK opened at $89.47 on Tuesday. Duke Energy Corp has a 52-week low of $78.00 and a 52-week high of $91.67. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.26, a current ratio of 0.71 and a quick ratio of 0.49. The company has a market cap of $65.05 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.96, a P/E/G ratio of 3.69 and a beta of 0.12. The stock’s fifty day moving average is $88.60.

Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 6th. The utilities provider reported $1.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.98 by $0.14. Duke Energy had a net margin of 13.23% and a return on equity of 8.02%. The company had revenue of $5.87 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.76 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.93 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 4.1% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, sell-side analysts predict that Duke Energy Corp will post 4.93 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 16th will be issued a dividend of $0.945 per share. This is an increase from Duke Energy’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.93. This represents a $3.78 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.22%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 15th. Duke Energy’s payout ratio is currently 78.60%.

DUK has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Duke Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $95.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Wednesday, June 26th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Duke Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 28th. KeyCorp initiated coverage on shares of Duke Energy in a research report on Tuesday, June 4th. They set a “sector weight” rating for the company. Bank of America lowered shares of Duke Energy from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Monday, May 13th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reduced their price target on shares of Duke Energy from $99.00 to $92.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, August 8th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $90.50.

About Duke Energy

Duke Energy Corp. engages in distribution of natural gas and energy related services. It operates through the following segments: Electric Utilities and Infrastructure, Gas Utilities and Infrastructure, and Commercial Renewables. The Electric Utilities and Infrastructure segment conducts operations primarily through the regulated public utilities of Duke Energy Carolinas, Duke Energy Progress, Duke Energy Florida, Duke Energy Indiana and Duke Energy Ohio.

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