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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., ICE

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., ICE is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Diversified Investments in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., ICE  has a market cap of 30470.34. Since its IPO date on the 11/16/2005, Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., ICE performance year to date is -0.69%. Today Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., ICE has gained 0.72%, with a current price of 254.55.

Ownership of the company is 0.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 90.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 26.30%. Return of assets are at 1.90%, with return on investment at 6.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., ICE is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.31. While Total debt/equity is 0.45. With a profit margin of 36.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 51.40%. Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1, while the quick ratio is 1.

For the last year Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., ICE has seen a EPS growth of 34.90%. A performance for the year of 12.79%. The 52-week high is -6.09%, and the 52-week low is 17.09%. The average volume for Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., ICE is 248502.

With a target price of 285.71, can Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., ICE reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., ICE. Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. has a P/E of 21.67 and a forward P/E of 16.36. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.65. Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 8.37 and 2 respectively. For P/cash, Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. has a value of 61.81, while it is 37.62 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 254.55, Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.35%. We see a return on equity of 9.70%.

Looking more long-term Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 13.11%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 11.24% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 34.90% for this year and for the last five years a 16.30% growth has been seen.

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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