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Is Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.(NYSE: ICE), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 11/16/2005. Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. is in the Diversified Investments industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., is 780.5, and so far today it has a volume of 379500. Performance year to date since the 11/16/2005 is 1.35%.

To help you determine whether Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 22.12 and forward P/E is 16.72. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.69. P/S ratio is 8.34 and the P/B ratio is 2.04. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 61.58 and 37.48 respectively.

At the current price Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. is trading at, 257.94 (0.41% today), Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.32%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 26.30%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 11.66, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 11.04% after growing 34.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 9.30%, and 35.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 117.69, and the number of shares float is 115.95. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 90.00%. The float short is 1.13%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.68. Management has seen a return on assets of 1.90%, and also a return on investment of 6.30%.

The ability for Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1, and quick ratio is 1. Long term debt/equity is 0.31 and total debt/equity is 0.45. In terms of margins, Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 51.40%, and Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. has a profit margin of 36.50%.

The 52 week high is -4.84%, with 18.64% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.24% and the 200 day simple moving average is 4.35%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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