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 highest price target was 74, implying potential capital gains of 11.24 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 54, implying potential capital losses of -18.82 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 2.72 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0.67 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 1 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.17 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the 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. Also over the last month, 6 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of ICE's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 16.98 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. ICE has a PEG ratio of 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 stock has a market capitalization of $39.15 billion. ICE's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.