Cboe Global Markets (NYSE:CBOE) and Forge Global (NYSE:FRGE) Financial Contrast

Cboe Global Markets (NYSE:CBOEGet Rating) and Forge Global (NYSE:FRGEGet Rating) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends and earnings.


This table compares Cboe Global Markets and Forge Global’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cboe Global Markets 14.65% 17.48% 10.66%
Forge Global N/A -46.73% 2.25%

Volatility & Risk

Cboe Global Markets has a beta of 0.63, suggesting that its stock price is 37% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Forge Global has a beta of 2.78, suggesting that its stock price is 178% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Cboe Global Markets and Forge Global, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cboe Global Markets 1 2 5 0 2.50
Forge Global 0 0 0 0 N/A

Cboe Global Markets currently has a consensus target price of $137.11, suggesting a potential upside of 14.69%. Given Cboe Global Markets’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Cboe Global Markets is more favorable than Forge Global.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Cboe Global Markets and Forge Global’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cboe Global Markets $2.50 billion 5.09 $374.40 million $4.73 25.27
Forge Global N/A N/A $9.36 million N/A N/A

Cboe Global Markets has higher revenue and earnings than Forge Global.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

80.3% of Cboe Global Markets shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.8% of Forge Global shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of Cboe Global Markets shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Cboe Global Markets beats Forge Global on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cboe Global Markets (Get Rating)

Cboe Global Markets, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an options exchange worldwide. It operates through five segments: Options, North American Equities, Futures, Europe and Asia Pacific, and Global FX. The Options segment trades in listed market indices. The North American Equities segment trades in listed U.S. and Canadian equities. This segment also offers exchange-traded products (ETP) transaction and ETP listing services. The Futures segment trades in futures. The Europe and Asia Pacific segment offers pan-European listed equities and derivatives transaction services, ETPs, exchange-traded commodities, and international depository receipts, as well as ETP listings and clearing services. The Global FX segment provides institutional foreign exchange (FX) trading and non-deliverable forward FX transactions services. The company has strategic relationships with S&P Dow Jones Indices, LLC; FTSE International Limited; Frank Russell Company; MSCI Inc.; and DJI Opco, LLC. The company was formerly known as CBOE Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Cboe Global Markets, Inc. in October 2017. Cboe Global Markets, Inc. was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

About Forge Global (Get Rating)

Forge Global Holdings, Inc. provides marketplace infrastructure, data services, and technology solutions for private market participants. It enables private company shareholders to trade private company shares with accredited investors. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in San Francisco, California.

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