Value Or Bear Trap? – CME Group Inc. (CME), Aetna Inc. (AET)

CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) is offering a bear trap with a P/S ratio at 14.15. The broad Investment Brokerage – National industry has an average P/S ratio of 11.49, which represents premium over the sector’s 6.05. In the past 13-year record, this ratio went down as low as 3.88 and as high as 18.98. Also, it is down from 81% of the total 704 rivals across the globe.

CME traded at an unexpectedly high level on 06/12/2017 when the stock experienced a 0.42% gain to a closing price of $152.75. The company saw 1.43 million shares trade hands over the course of the day. Given that its average daily volume over the 30 days has been 1.26 million shares a day, this signifies a pretty significant change over the norm.

CME Group Inc. (CME) Analyst Gushes

Analysts are speculating a 11.29% move, based on the high target price ($170) for the shares that is set to reach in the next 12 months. The analysts, on average, are forecasting a $144.62 price target, but the stock is already up 34.85% from its recent lows. However, the stock is trading at -1.64% versus recent highs ($155.29). Analysts believe that we could see stock price minimum in the $106 range (lowest target price), allowing for another -30.61% drop from its current position. Leading up to this report, we have seen a 10.56% rise in the stock price over the last 30 days and a 21.48% increase over the past 3 months. Overall, the share price is up 32.42% so far this year. Additionally, CME had a day price range of $149.69 to $153.2.

CME Group Inc. (CME) Price Potential

Heading into the stock price potential, CME Group Inc. by far traveled -2.45% after crossing its median price target of $149. In order to determine directional movement, the 50-day and 200-day moving averages for CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) are $140.2 and $129.85. Given that liquidity is king in short-term, CME is a stock with 336.4 million shares outstanding that normally trades 1.43% of its float. The stock price recently experienced a 5-day gain of 3.33% with 2.77 average true range (ATR). CME has a beta of 0.72 and RSI is 77.8.

Investors also need to beware of the Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) valuations. The stock trades on a P/S of 0.95, which suggests that the shares are not attractive compared with peers. The broad Health Care Plans industry has an average P/S ratio of 0.91, which is significantly better than the sector’s 5.6. In the past 13-year record, this ratio went down as low as 0.29 and as high as 1.13. Also, it is down from 60% of the total 25 rivals across the globe.

Aetna Inc. (AET)’s Lead Over its Technicals

Aetna Inc. by far traveled 54.17% versus a 1-year low price of $116.04. The share price was last seen 0.12% higher, reaching at $178.9 on Jun. 12, 2017. At recent session, the prices were hovering between $178.06 and $179.72. This company shares are 3.11% off its target price of $184.47 and the current market capitalization stands at $58.14B. The recent change has given its price a 6.63% lead over SMA 50 and -7% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed 1.1% gains, 11.64% gains and 19.82% gains for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found AET’s volatility during a week at 3.29% and during a month it has been found around 2.15%.

Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) Intraday Metrics

Aetna Inc. (AET) exchanged hands at an unexpectedly high level of 5.9 million shares over the course of the day. Noting its average daily volume at 2.81 million shares each day over the month, this signifies a pretty significant change over the norm.

Aetna Inc. Target Levels

The market experts are predicting a 19.62% rally, based on the high target price ($214) for Aetna Inc. shares that is likely to be hit in the 52 weeks. Analysts anticipate that traders could see stock price minimum in the $104 range (lowest target price). If faced, it would be a -41.87% drop from its current position. Overall, the share price is up 44.26% year to date.

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