Another First For CME Group - Blue Chip Status! (NASDAQ:CME)80 views 2012-03-26 15:38 Tags: only 2002 exchange payments history
Congratulations to CME Group Inc. (CME) on achieving ten years of consecutive annual dividend payments! With current market cap of 19.78B, this Chicago, U.S.A. based exchange has paid regular annual dividends since 2003. Not only was CME the first U.S. exchange to go public, they are the first to achieve blue chip status (NYSE Euronext has only paid dividends since '07 -- NASDAQ no dividends).
Some quick CME statistics:
- Stock history: 2002 - 2012
- Dividend history: 2003 - 2012
- Dividend yield: 3.00%
- 10-year average yield: 1.21%
- 10-year share price high: $710.75
- 10-year share price low: $48.65
- My preset buy price: $100.00
The following image taken from CME Group website is a testament to the past achievements of this company. Say what you like about them going forward... this company has had a long record of success. Time will tell if they become the global player in this space or if China will surpass them sometime in the coming years.