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CME Group



) pushed the Financial Services industry lower today making it today's featured Financial Services loser. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.1%. By the end of trading, CME Group fell $3.20 (-1.2%) to $257.57 on average volume. Throughout the day, 603,082 shares of CME Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 579,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $256.06-$262.74 after having opened the day at $260.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $260.77. Other company's within the Financial Services industry that declined today were:

Rodman & Renshaw Capital Group



), down 13.8%,

San Juan Basin Royalty



), down 6.8%,

Ampal-American Israel Corporation



), down 5.5%, and

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CME Group Inc. operates the CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX futures exchanges worldwide. The company provides a range of products across various asset classes, such as interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather, and real estate. CME Group has a market cap of $17.53 billion and is part of the


sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.8, equal to the average financial services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are nine analysts that rate CME Group a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and six rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CME Group as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front,

Penson Worldwide



), up 20%,




), up 6.2%,

Cash Store Financial Services



), up 5%, and

Cowen Group



), up 4.9%, were all gainers within the financial services industry with




) being today's featured financial services industry winner.

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) while those bearish on the financial services industry could consider

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