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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 530.59, and so far today it has a volume of 895700. Performance year to date since the 11/16/2005 is 5.49%.

To help you determine whether Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 22.1 and forward P/E is 17.31. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.71. P/S ratio is 8 and the P/B ratio is 2.08. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 76.76 and 32.83 respectively.

At the current price Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. is trading at, 267.67 (-0.63% today), Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.27%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 26.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 12.11, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 11.80% after growing 34.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 17.70%, and 41.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 118.73, and the number of shares float is 116.09. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 94.20%. The float short is 0.78%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.71. 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 0.43. In terms of margins, Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 50.20%, and Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. has a profit margin of 35.30%.

The 52 week high is -6.46%, with 20.71% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -3.05% and the 200 day simple moving average is 5.13%.

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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