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Is it Time to Add CBOE Holdings (CBOE) to Your Portfolio?

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Shares of CBOE Holdings, Inc. CBOE outperformed the Zacks categorized Securities and Exchange industry year to date. While CBOE Holdings’ shares gained 16.13%, the industry gained 6.12%. Notably, the stock has also outperformed the S&P 500 over the same time frame. Estimates have also been revised upward over the last 30 days as evidenced by the company’s favorable Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). Its return on equity is 24.3%, which is much higher than the industry’s return of 9.5%.

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The company has been witnessing solid revenue growth due to increasing transaction fees. CBOE Holdings’ strong market position and global reach with a robust portfolio of proprietary products, primarily SPX options, VIX options and VIX futures as well as product launches will continue to drive revenues higher. In fact, the company’s top line has increased at a four-year CAGR of 6%.

CBOE Holdings’ inorganic growth is buoyed by strategic buyouts. The most noteworthy being the acquisition of Bat Global Markets in Feb 2017. The company expects to achieve $50 million in annualized expense synergies within three years of the takeover. The metric is expected to increase to $65 million of within five years of the closure of the transaction, of these the company estimates $20 million in GAAP run rate synergies in 2017. While the acquisition will expand CBOE Holdings’ global footprint with solid pan-European equities and global FX position, it will also increase the means to generate non-transactional revenues.

The company also effectively deploys capital to enhance shareholders’ value. To this end, it engages in dividend increases and share buybacks.

We note that the Zacks Consensus Estimate has moved up 10.1% to $3.38 for 2017 and 6.4% to $3.84 for 2018 in the last 30 days. The expected long-term earnings growth rate is currently pegged at 16.40%, which is better than the industry average of 12.10%. Diversified product portfolio and expansion moves should fuel growth prospects. Also, the company’s price earnings growth ratio of 1.34 compares favorably with the industry average 1.40.

Other Stocks That Warrant a Look

Investors interested in the finance sector can also consider MarketAxess Holdings Inc. MKTX, Total System Services Inc. TSS, Visa Inc. V.

MarketAxess is a leading multi-dealer trading platform that offers institutional investors access to global liquidity in products like U.S.  high-grade corporate bonds, emerging markets and high-yield bonds, European bonds, U.S. agency bonds, credit derivatives and other fixed-income securities. The company had an average positive surprise of 7.26% in the last four quarters. The stock carries a Zacks Rank #1. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

Total System Services provides electronic payment processing, merchant services and related services to financial and non-financial institutions in the U.S. and internationally. The company had an average positive surprise of 3.59% in the last four quarters. The stock carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

Visa operates retail electronic payments network worldwide. The company had an average positive surprise of 7.24% in the last four quarters. The stock carries a Zacks Rank #2.

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Visa’s Rewards Primed to Continue

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There’s no top in sight on the charts.

 





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Fidelity CEO has 4 reasons bitcoin still isn’t mainstream

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Bitcoin may not seem as though it needs much help these days, having soared more than 400% over the past 12 months, but the industry of digital currencies and blockchain—the underlying technology—needs …

 





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Visa (V) Up 1.5% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue?

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Visa (V) reported earnings 30 days ago. What’s next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

 





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Global Payments (GPN) Growing on Buyouts, Headwinds Prevail

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We have initiated coverage on Global Payments Inc. (GPN) a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services delivering innovative solutions.

 





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Better Buy: Square, Inc. vs. American Express

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Is the old stalwart or the up and coming payment company the better buy for investors right now?

 





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Two Minute Money: Combating Credit Card Fraud

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Credit card fraud doesn’t have to ruin your life. Here are some ways to fight back.

 





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Apple and Visa sued by USR over alleged violation of electronic payment patents

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Universal Secure Registry LLC said Monday that it filed complaints against Apple Inc. AAPL, +0.34% and Visa Inc. V, +0.84% for infringing on its patents for electronic payments and identity authentication. USR seeks unspecified damages. USR’s complaint states that Chief Executive Kenneth Weiss was “the first in the space, and the secure payment technology that he developed goes right to the core of Apple Pay.” Weiss said that he had approached Apple and Visa in 2010 about a partnership utilizing his technology, and made detail presentations of his patented technology. “USR has set forth facts in the complaint which we believe will lead to discovery that will support claims of willful infringement against both Apple and Visa,” Weiss said. Apple’s stock has rallied 32% year to date through Friday, while Visa shares have climbed 19% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.69% has gained 5.3%.

 





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Apple and Visa sued by USR over alleged violation of electronic payment patents

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Universal Secure Registry LLC said Monday that it filed complaints against Apple Inc. and Visa Inc. for infringing on its patents for electronic payments and identity authentication. USR seeks unspecified …

 





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3 Value Stocks for Thrifty Investors

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Everyone loves getting a great quality investment at a bargain price, and right now, shares of Kinder Morgan, Mastercard and American Express appear to offer just that.

 





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