CME Group’s depressed shares worth a second look

When Chicago-based derivatives exchange CME Group Inc. holds its annual meeting next week, among the concerns shareholders may bring up is its stock price, which has fallen 14 percent over the past year, and lagged behind some of its peers. Meanwhile, competition in the sector is as fierce as ever.

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Western Gas Partners hits fresh 52-week high on growth optimism

Shares of the natural gas processor Western Gas Partners LP hit a fresh 52-week high Wednesday, supported by a positive growth outlook stemming from the Monday acquisition of new processing facilities in Colorado and in anticipation of solid second-quarter earnings.

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