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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE)?

The company in question is, Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE) currently with a stock price of 284.86 (-0.18% today). The market cap for Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. is 33821.43, and is in the sector Financial, and Diversified Investments industry. The target price for Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. is 301.21. Currently Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 23.52, and a forward P/E of 18.37. Average volume for Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. is 599.12 and so far today it is 789200.

Performance in the last year for Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. has been 27.27%. For EPS growth, Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. has seen a growth of 34.90%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 11.67%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 16.30% over the last five years and could be 13.00% for the next five years. Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 41.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 17.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is 6.21%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 12.56%.

Since the IPO date for Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. on the 11/16/2005, Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 11.93%. With Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. trading at 284.86, the dividend yield is 1.19%, and the EPS is 12.11.

So could Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 23.52. The PEG is 1.81, P/S is 8.51 and the P/B is at 2.22. The P/cash is 81.69, with P/free cash flow at 34.94.

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 1. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.31, and total debt/equity at 0.43.

In terms of margins, Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 50.20% and a profit margin of 35.30%.Payout ratio for Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. is 26.20%. Return on assets come to 1.90% with return on investment coming to 6.30%.

Insider ownership for Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., is at 0.40% and institutional ownership comes to 94.50%. Outstanding shares are at 118.73. While shares float is 116.09. The float short is currently 0.78%, and short ratio is 1.51.

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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