| CME Group is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. exchanges provides a range of global benchmark products across asset classes based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange (FX), agricultural, energy and metal commodities. Co. provides futures and options on futures trading across asset classes through its subsidiary, Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. (CME) Globex platform, cash and repo fixed income trading via BrokerTec, and cash and OTC FX trading via EBS. In addition, Co. operates central counterparty clearing providers, CME Clearing, a division of CME. Co. also provides optimization, reconciliation and processing services through TriOptima, Traiana and Reset. We show 44 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of CME's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of CME shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like CME versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching CME by allowing them to research CME shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.