CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBOE) Director Frank E. Jr. English sold 300 shares of CBOE stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $123.80, for a total transaction of $37,140.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 4,214 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $521,693.20. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ CBOE) traded up $0.78 on Thursday, hitting $124.19. 919,828 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,098,884. The stock has a market cap of $14,042.67, a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.04, a P/E/G ratio of 2.08 and a beta of 0.52. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a current ratio of 1.57 and a quick ratio of 1.57. CBOE Holdings, Inc. has a 12-month low of $72.54 and a 12-month high of $127.78.

CBOE (NASDAQ:CBOE) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The financial services provider reported $0.89 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.88 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $269.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $270.14 million. CBOE had a net margin of 10.55% and a return on equity of 14.70%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 98.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.72 EPS. research analysts forecast that CBOE Holdings, Inc. will post 3.41 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be given a dividend of $0.27 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 30th. This represents a $1.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.87%. CBOE’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 58.70%.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. FMR LLC grew its position in shares of CBOE by 16.1% during the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 10,979,841 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,003,557,000 after purchasing an additional 1,519,882 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its position in shares of CBOE by 23.8% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 9,823,514 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $897,869,000 after purchasing an additional 1,886,113 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. grew its position in shares of CBOE by 30.7% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 6,411,674 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $586,026,000 after purchasing an additional 1,507,072 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp grew its position in shares of CBOE by 17.2% during the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 4,114,972 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $376,120,000 after purchasing an additional 604,328 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Artisan Partners Limited Partnership lifted its holdings in shares of CBOE by 2.2% during the 3rd quarter. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership now owns 2,318,655 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $249,557,000 after acquiring an additional 50,004 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 84.07% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on CBOE shares. Bank of America lifted their price objective on shares of CBOE from $113.00 to $120.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of CBOE from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $121.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, October 9th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of CBOE from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $92.00 price objective on shares of CBOE in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada set a $100.00 price objective on shares of CBOE and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, September 11th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $107.50.

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CBOE Company Profile

Cboe Global Markets, Inc, formerly CBOE Holdings, Inc, is a holding company. The Company provides trading and investment solutions to investors around the world. It offers trading across a diverse range of products in multiple asset classes and geographies, including options, futures, United States and European equities, exchange-traded products (ETPs), global foreign exchange (FX) and multi-asset volatility products based on the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX Index).

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