Intercontinental Exchange is a financial data & stock exchanges business based in the US. Intercontinental Exchange stocks (ICE.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $136.78 – a decrease of 5.32% over the previous week. Intercontinental Exchange employs 9,381 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $7 billion.
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- Has coronavirus impacted Intercontinental Exchange shares?
- Intercontinental Exchange shares summary
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- Is Intercontinental Exchange stock a buy or sell?
- Intercontinental Exchange performance over time
- Is Intercontinental Exchange suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Intercontinental Exchange shares over-valued?
- Intercontinental Exchange's financials
- How volatile are Intercontinental Exchange shares?
- Does Intercontinental Exchange pay a dividend?
- Have Intercontinental Exchange shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has Coronavirus impacted Intercontinental Exchange's stock price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Intercontinental Exchange's stock price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $126.38, which is 25.03% up on its pre-crash value of $94.75 and 98.99% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $63.51.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Intercontinental Exchange stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $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 $1,263.80.
Intercontinental Exchange stock price (NYSE:ICE)Use our graph to track the performance of ICE stocks over time.
Intercontinental Exchange shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$126.38|
|52-week range||$107.76 - $139.45|
|50-day moving average||$133.84|
|200-day moving average||$122.66|
|Wall St. target price||$157.63|
|Dividend yield||$1.29 (1.04%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$5.41|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Intercontinental Exchange price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-12)||-5.32%|
|1 month (2021-12-17)||-5.25%|
|3 months (2021-10-19)||-3.46%|
|6 months (2021-07-19)||7.69%|
|1 year (2021-01-19)||10.01%|
|2 years (2020-01-17)||30.60%|
|3 years (2019-01-18)||67.10%|
|5 years (2017-01-19)||121.88%|
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 32x. In other words, Intercontinental Exchange shares trade at around 32x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-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 2.777. 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 $4.2 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||$7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||48.89%|
|Gross profit TTM||$6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||1.53%|
|Return on equity TTM||1506.65%|
|Market capitalisation||$71.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
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: 17.49
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Intercontinental Exchange's overall score of 17.49 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 13rd 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: 12.32/100
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.
Intercontinental Exchange share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 26.77% of net profits
Recently Intercontinental Exchange has paid out, on average, around 26.77% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.04% 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 1.04% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Intercontinental Exchange's case, that would currently equate to about $1.29 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 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 16 December 2021 (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 $107.7607 up to $139.4486. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 0.8221. 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, the European Union, Singapore, Israel, and Canada. It operates through three segments: Exchanges, Fixed Income and Data Services, and Mortgage Technology. The company operates marketplaces for listing, trading, and clearing an array of derivatives contracts and financial securities, such as commodities, interest rates, foreign exchange, and equities, as well as corporate and exchange-traded funds; trading venues, including 12 regulated exchanges and six clearing houses; and offers futures and options products for energy, agricultural and metals, financial, cash equities and equity, over-the-counter, and other markets, as well as listings and data and connectivity services. It also provides fixed income data and analytic, fixed income execution, CDS clearing, and other multi-asset class data and network services. In addition, the company offers proprietary and comprehensive mortgage origination platform, which serves residential mortgage loans; network and closing solutions that provides customers connectivity to the mortgage supply chain and facilitates the secure exchange of information; data and analytics services; and Data as a Service for lenders to access data and origination information. Intrinsic Exchange Group has partnership with NYSE and NYSE to launch a new asset class to power a sustainable future.
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