CBOE Holdings Inc. (CBOE): Today's Featured Financial Services Laggard

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CBOE Holdings ( CBOE) pushed the Financial Services industry lower today making it today's featured Financial Services laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, CBOE Holdings fell $0.73 (-1.3%) to $53.80 on light volume. Throughout the day, 359,569 shares of CBOE Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 543,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $53.74-$54.76 after having opened the day at $54.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.53. Other companies within the Financial Services industry that declined today were: DFC Global ( DLLR), down 8.4%, Noah Holdings ( NOAH), down 5.8%, Direxion Daily Latin America Bull 3X Shares ( LBJ), down 5.4% and China Ceramics ( CCCL), down 5.0%.

CBOE Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates markets for the trading of listed derivatives. CBOE Holdings has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 83.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate CBOE Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CBOE Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the positive front, NewStar Financial ( NEWS), up 9.6%, First Marblehead Corporation ( FMD), up 9.2%, KCG Holdings Inc Class A ( KCG), up 7.8% and Direxion Daily China Bear 3X Shares ( YANG), up 4.8% , were all gainers within the financial services industry with Capital One Financial ( COF) being today's featured financial services industry leader.

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