Stock on Watch: CBOE Holdings, Inc. (CBOE)

Company Profile:

CBOE Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an options exchange and creator of listed options in the United States. It offers marketplaces for trading options on various market indexes; futures on the VIX Index; options on the stocks of individual corporations comprising equity options; and options on other exchange-traded products that include ETP options, such as exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded notes. The company owns and operates CBOE primary options market, which offers trading for listed options through a single system that integrates electronic trading and traditional open outcry trading on its trading floor in Chicago; CFE, an all-electronic futures exchange, which offers futures on the VIX Index, as well as on other products; and C2, an all-electronic exchange that also offers trading for listed options. Its exchanges operate on its proprietary technology platform, known as CBOE Command. The company has a strategic relationship with S&P OPCO LLC, Frank Russell Company, NASDAQ, Inc., MSCI, and S&P Dow Jones Indices. CBOE Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1973 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

Recent News:

CBOE Holdings, Inc. (CBOE) planed to open its first international business development office in London in July. The new office — headed by Matthew McFarland, director of global client services — will enable CBOE to increase its presence in the region and allow its business development team to more directly engage with European-based clients and potential new customers, as well as the exchange’s strategic partners.

Its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.23 per share of common stock payable on June 17, 2016, to common stockholders of record on June 3, 2016.

CBOE Holdings, Inc. reported net income allocated to common stockholders of $49.2 million, or $0.60 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2016, compared with $42.1 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2015.


Fundamental Analysis:

Ninestocks analyzes several different financial aspects: Growth, Profitability, solvency and efficiency.

Growth – Measures the growth of both the company’s income statement and cash flow.


Profitability – Measures the historical price movement of the stock.


Solvency – Measures the solvency of the company based on several ratios.


Efficiency – Measures the strength and historic growth of a company’s return on invested capital.



CBOE’s strengths can be seen in its strong profitability and better efficiency compared with its peers. Its revenue and net income have increased over several years. Technical indicators signal the bullish signs, as there is a bullish cross in MACD and Stochastic Oscillator. RSI is increasing to 58.71. We rate the CBOE Holdings, Inc. (CBOE)a STRONG BUY.

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