CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBOE).
On September 27 the stock rating was upgraded from “” to “Buy” with a current price target of $77.00 in a report from Buckingham Research. On September 27 the company was upgraded to “Neutral” from “Underperform” and a price target of $67.00 was set in a report issued by Credit Suisse.
Equity analyst Credit Suisse both upgraded the stock and raised the price target on September 27 changing the price objective from $63.00 to $67.00 and moving the rating from “Underperform” to “Neutral”. September 27 investment analysts at Deutsche Bank kept the stock rating at “Neutral” and moved down the price target from $68.00 to $67.00.
On September 9 Deutsche Bank held the company rating at “Hold” but moved up the price target to $68.00 from $66.00.
The company is now up from yesterday’s close of $66.59. Additionally the company recently declared a dividend for shareholders which was paid on Friday the 16th of September 2016. The dividend was $0.250 per share for the quarter or $1.00 annualized. The dividend yield was $1.42. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday the 31st of August 2016.
It is currently trading at $66.85 just a bit lower than $68.52, the stock’s 50 day moving average and barely above the 200 day moving average of $66.06. The 50 day moving average went down $-1.64 or -2.391% whereas the 200 day moving average was up $0.82 or +1.247%.
The P/E ratio is 25.297 and the market value is 5.44B. In the last earnings report the EPS was $2.64 and is estimated to be $2.41 for the current year with 81,285,000 shares outstanding. Next quarter’s EPS is estimated at $0.62 with next year’s EPS anticipated to be $2.66.
Short traders are more bearish on CBOE Holdings, Inc. recently at least if you consider the motion in short interest. The stock recorded a rise in short interest of 0.01% as of the latest report on September 15, 2016. Short shares increased 14,415 over that period. With short interest at 2,880,747 and short average daily volume at 391,940, the short-interest ratio is 7.3 and the short interest percentage is 0.04% as of September 15.