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Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 31903.16. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. is 265.43 (with a change from open of -0.23%), this in conjunction with a target price of 301.36. Volume today has so far reached 252693, with an average volume of about 522.99. The GAP for this stock, is -0.48%.

The P/E ratio is 22.08, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 17.33. The current EPS for Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., is 12.11, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 34.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 5.36%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 11.86% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 12.96%. Quarter over quarter is 17.70% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 41.70%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 16.30%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 23.80%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.40% and institutional ownership is 94.20%. Shares outstanding is 119.34, while shares float is at a value of 116.11. Float short for Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. is 0.78% and the short ratio is 1.74.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.31, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.43. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 1. The most recent gross margin is *TBA and their operating margin is 50.20%. The profit margin is 35.30%.

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 1.90%, and on investment, 6.30%. Return on equity is 9.80%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.7. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 8.03, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.08 and Price/cash is 77.06, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 32.96.

The simple moving averages are -4.11% and 3.92% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -7.24% and the 52 week low is 17.98%.

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.27%, with a current price of 265.43. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 26.20%. This is in an industry, Diversified Investments, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Diversified Investments industry means that Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -0.37%, with performance for the month coming to -4.80%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 2.13%, and for the half year the performance is 17.16%. Volatility for this week is 1.08% and for the month this is 1.13%.

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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