CME Group (CME) Buy Rating Reaffirmed by Analysts at Jefferies; With $175.0 Target; Senator Investment Group LP Upped Koninklijke Philips N V (PHG) Stake By $72.98 Million

January 17, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

Among 15 analysts covering CME Group (NASDAQ:CME), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. CME Group has $160.0 highest and $2.78 lowest target. $110.91’s average target is -27.13% below currents $152.2 stock price. CME Group had 50 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, September 4 by JP Morgan. The stock has “Underperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, October 28. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, June 1. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, June 5 report. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $149 target in Tuesday, October 10 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Monday, July 17. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, July 29. The stock of CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 6 by UBS. Deutsche Bank maintained CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) on Friday, July 29 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Underperform” rating by CLSA on Thursday, July 14.

Senator Investment Group Lp increased Koninklijke Philips N V (PHG) stake by 445% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Senator Investment Group Lp acquired 1.78M shares as Koninklijke Philips N V (PHG)’s stock rose 20.05%. The Senator Investment Group Lp holds 2.18 million shares with $89.82M value, up from 400,000 last quarter. Koninklijke Philips N V now has $36.28B valuation. The stock decreased 0.52% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $40.43. About 1.49M shares traded or 6.47% up from the average. Koninklijke Philips N.V. (NYSE:PHG) has risen 38.13% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.43% the S&P500.

Among 13 analysts covering Koninklijke Philips N.V. (NYSE:PHG), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. Koninklijke Philips N.V. had 14 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, September 8 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Buy” rating by Societe Generale given on Tuesday, July 28. The company was initiated on Wednesday, November 23 by Citigroup. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, June 20 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, September 2. The rating was upgraded by BNP Paribas on Wednesday, May 11 to “Outperform”. The rating was initiated by ING Group on Friday, November 27 with “Hold”. The rating was downgraded by BNP Paribas to “Neutral” on Monday, October 16. HSBC upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, October 26 report. Nomura upgraded Koninklijke Philips N.V. (NYSE:PHG) on Thursday, August 27 to “Neutral” rating.

Senator Investment Group Lp decreased Axalta Coating Sys Ltd stake by 407,150 shares to 5.00M valued at $144.60M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Anheuser Busch Inbev Sa/Nv (NYSE:BUD) stake by 850,000 shares and now owns 1.00M shares. Allergan Plc was reduced too.

The stock decreased 0.35% or $0.53 during the last trading session, reaching $152.2. About 1.30 million shares traded. CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) has risen 25.35% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.65% the S&P500.

CME Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates contract markets for the trading of futures and options on futures contracts worldwide. The company has market cap of $51.79 billion. The firm offers a range of products across various asset classes, based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, and metals. It has a 34.51 P/E ratio. The Company’s products include exchange-traded; and privately negotiated futures and options contracts and swaps.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.12, from 1.13 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 53 investors sold CME Group Inc. shares while 219 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 220 raised stakes. 265.89 million shares or 1.13% less from 268.92 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Thrivent For Lutherans holds 13,563 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Moreover, New Mexico Educational Retirement Board has 0.2% invested in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME). Moreover, Moore Cap Lp has 0.28% invested in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) for 105,032 shares. Oz Ltd Partnership, a New York-based fund reported 30,000 shares. Rampart Inv Mngmt Llc has 4,206 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue holds 0.44% of its portfolio in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) for 64,117 shares. Conning holds 7,505 shares. Smith Asset Management Group Lp reported 0% in CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME). Bankshares Of America Corp De stated it has 10.48M shares or 0.23% of all its holdings. Retirement System Of Alabama invested in 0.12% or 164,908 shares. Edgewood Mgmt Llc owns 7.68M shares for 4.79% of their portfolio. Liberty Mutual Grp Incorporated Asset Mgmt reported 14,615 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. Crestpoint Capital Management Limited Liability Corporation invested in 1,800 shares or 0.11% of the stock. Gam Holding Ag accumulated 16,908 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Numeric Investors Lc invested in 0.06% or 53,000 shares.

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