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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for ICE. The maximum price target given was 74, implying a possible profit 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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 1 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.17 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 7 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 6 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of ICE's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 16.98 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of ICE is 1.51.

In the last 52-weeks, ICE has achieved a high of 67.48 and a low of 52.27. Currently the stock is 27.26 percent higher than its low, and 1.42 percent lower than its 52-week high. ICE has a P/E 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 market cap of ICE is $39.15 billion. ICE's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.