Options Players Hone in on CME Group

Posted on 02/01/2013 by Rich Singler

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- CME Group options contracts experienced a new 3-month record for both call and put contracts where a total of 3,162 call and 4,827 put contracts were traded in the busy trading session. The contract spread yielded a 1.53 put/call ratio.

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Investors use options to manage risk and to speculate on price changes. Options can provide significant leverage if the stock moves in the right direction but aslo end up worthless if it doesn't.

Shares of CME Group edged up $1.20 (+2.07%) to $59.04. The price of the stock ranged between a low of $57.54 and $59.21 respectively. The trading volume of 2M is above the 90 day average volume of 1M shares. The technical momentum Relative Strength Index indicator shows overbought conditions. CME is trading above the 50 day moving average. The stock's 52 week low is $49.54 and 52 week high is $60.922. To date, the stock has gained 14.15% within the last month. The stock has a P/E ratio of 13.01 and a dividend yield of 4.14%.


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