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Intercontinental Exchange, Inc is a financial data & stock exchanges business based in the US. Intercontinental Exchange shares (ICE) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Intercontinental Exchange employs 6,423 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.6 billion.

How to buy shares in Intercontinental Exchange

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  3. Search for Intercontinental Exchange Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ICE. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Intercontinental Exchange reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$97, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Intercontinental Exchange, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Intercontinental Exchange. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Intercontinental Exchange's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Intercontinental Exchange's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$97, which is 2.32% up on its pre-crash value of USD$94.75 and 52.73% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$63.51.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Intercontinental Exchange shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$668.50 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$970.00.

Intercontinental Exchange share price

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Intercontinental Exchange shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-21.
Latest market closeUSD$97
52-week rangeUSD$63.51 - USD$106.99
50-day moving average USD$101.5359
200-day moving average USD$92.802
Wall St. target priceUSD$111.88
PE ratio 25.8295
Dividend yield USD$1.2 (1.21%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.867

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Is it a good time to buy Intercontinental Exchange stock?

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Intercontinental Exchange price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $97

1 week (2020-09-13) N/A
1 month (2020-08-20) N/A
3 months (2020-06-24) 6.93%
6 months (2020-03-24) 31.69%
1 year (2019-09-20) N/A
2 years (2018-09-20) N/A
3 years (2017-09-20) N/A
5 years (2015-09-20) N/A

Is Intercontinental Exchange under- or over-valued?

Valuing Intercontinental Exchange stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Intercontinental Exchange's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Intercontinental Exchange's P/E ratio

Intercontinental Exchange's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 26x. In other words, Intercontinental Exchange shares trade at around 26x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Intercontinental Exchange's PEG ratio

Intercontinental Exchange's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.8592. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Intercontinental Exchange's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Intercontinental Exchange's EBITDA

Intercontinental Exchange's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$3.5 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Intercontinental Exchange's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Intercontinental Exchange financials

Revenue TTM USD$5.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 53.94%
Gross profit TTM USD$5.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.75%
Return on equity TTM 12.69%
Profit margin 38.47%
Book value $31.164
Market capitalisation USD$55.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Intercontinental Exchange shares

There are currently 5.9 million Intercontinental Exchange shares held short by investors – that's known as Intercontinental Exchange's "short interest". This figure is 14% up from 5.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Intercontinental Exchange shares can be evaluated.

Intercontinental Exchange's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Intercontinental Exchange's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Intercontinental Exchange shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Intercontinental Exchange shares traded daily (recently around 3.3 million). Intercontinental Exchange's SIR currently stands at 1.81. In other words for every 100,000 Intercontinental Exchange shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1810 shares are currently held short.

However Intercontinental Exchange's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Intercontinental Exchange shares, or, against the total number of tradable Intercontinental Exchange shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Intercontinental Exchange's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Intercontinental Exchange shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.011% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Intercontinental Exchange shares, roughly 11 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Intercontinental Exchange.

Find out more about how you can short Intercontinental Exchange stock.

Intercontinental Exchange's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Intercontinental Exchange.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Intercontinental Exchange's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 18.47

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Intercontinental Exchange's overall score of 18.47 (as at 08/01/2020) is excellent – landing it in it in the 14th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Intercontinental Exchange is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Intercontinental Exchange's environmental score

Environmental score: 7.12/100

Intercontinental Exchange's environmental score of 7.12 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Intercontinental Exchange is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Intercontinental Exchange's social score

Social score: 10.05/100

Intercontinental Exchange's social score of 10.05 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Intercontinental Exchange is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Intercontinental Exchange's governance score

Governance score: 11.8/100

Intercontinental Exchange's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Intercontinental Exchange is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Intercontinental Exchange's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Intercontinental Exchange scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Intercontinental Exchange hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 18.47
Total ESG percentile 13.8
Environmental score 7.12
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 10.05
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 11.8
Governance score percentile 6
Level of controversy 3

Intercontinental Exchange share dividends

30%

Dividend payout ratio: 29.72% of net profits

Recently Intercontinental Exchange has paid out, on average, around 29.72% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.21% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Intercontinental Exchange shareholders could enjoy a 1.21% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Intercontinental Exchange's case, that would currently equate to about $1.2 per share.

While Intercontinental Exchange's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Intercontinental Exchange may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Intercontinental Exchange's most recent dividend payout was on 31 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Intercontinental Exchange's shares ever split?

Intercontinental Exchange's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 4 November 2016. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Intercontinental Exchange shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Intercontinental Exchange shares which in turn could have impacted Intercontinental Exchange's share price.

Intercontinental Exchange share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Intercontinental Exchange's shares have ranged in value from as little as $63.51 up to $106.99. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ICE.US volatility(beta: 0.59)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Intercontinental Exchange's is 0.5931. This would suggest that Intercontinental Exchange's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Intercontinental Exchange overview

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. operates regulated exchanges, clearing houses, and listings venues for commodity, financial, fixed income, and equity markets in the United States, the United Kingdom, European Union, Singapore, Israel, and Canada. It operates in two segments, Trading and Clearing; and Data and Listings. The company operates marketplaces for listing, trading, and clearing an array of derivatives and securities contracts across various asset classes, including energy and agricultural commodities, metals, interest rates, equities, ETFs, credit derivatives, digital assets, bonds, and currencies, as well as offers mortgage and technology services. It also offers data services to support the trading, investment, risk management, and connectivity needs of customers across major asset classes. The company operates exchanges and marketplaces; cash equities, equity options, and bond exchanges; and over-the-counter markets for physical energy, fixed income, credit default swaps, and central counterparty clearing houses. Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

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