Analyst Ratings for Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (ICE)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (NYSE:ICE) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. About 30 days ago, ICE was issued an average rating of Overweight.

A buy rating was issued by 11 analysts, 1 gave an overweight rating, 4 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for ICE. The maximum price target given was 74, implying potential capital gains of 11.24 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 54, which equates to a potential downside of -18.82 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 2.72 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0.67 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 1 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.17 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 7 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 6 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of ICE to grow at a rate of 16.98 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of ICE is 1.51.

ICE has a 52-week high of 67.48 and a 52-week low of 52.27. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 27.26 percent, and 1.42 percent below the high. ICE has a price/earnings ratio of 25.56. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The ICE value stock report compares ICE to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $39.15 billion. ICE's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.