Welcome to GuruFocus Investment Space.

Please Join Us to share your investment ideas with more than 100,000 GuruFocus users.

Join      Log in

Cornelius Chan Blog

Cornelius Chan's Space » All Blogs » View Blog

Another First For CME Group - Blue Chip Status! (NASDAQ:CME)

93 views  2012-03-26 15:38   Tagsonly  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
CME Group is the first U.S. exchange to list as a public company (2002). The Company is the commodity trading centre of the U.S.A. and facilitates trading in Agriculture, Nonfarm Payroll, Energy, Equity Indexes, Foreign Exchange (FX), Interest Rates, Metals, Real Estate and Weather.

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.

Comments Comments (0 )

Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)