SSgA Funds Management, Inc. has recently announced that it has increased stake in Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (NYSE:ICE) by 2.15%. After grabbing 22.8 million shares, the institutional investor is now in possession of 0.48 million shares of the Financial Company. The new investment brought the stake of investor firm to 4.07% having worth around $2.62 billion. Moreover, Harris Associates LP increased its share by 2.25 million to have a control over 14.55 million shares. And Lazard Asset Management LLC raised its holdings to 0.14 million shares by acquiring 9.78 million shares or 1.75% of the stake.
Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (ICE) concluded trading on 09/13/23 at a closing price of $116.77, with 3.17 million shares of worth about $370.12 million changed hands on the day. Half year performance of the stock remained positive as price took a surge of 18.13% during that period and on Wednesday the price saw a gain of about 0.67%. Currently the company’s common shares owned by public are about 571.20M shares, out of which, 564.46M shares are available for trading.
A deeper look into what the analysts at Wall Street are thinking about the price target of this stock provides us with the following: 18 analysts are covering the ICE stock and their offered price forecasts bring an average price target of $133.69. Over the next 12 months, analysts forecasted that the stock’s price could jump as high as $168.00 and could fall to a lowest price of $118.00. The stock’s current price level is 12.85% above of average price target set by the analysts, while a rise to estimated low would result in gain of 1.04% for the stock. However, touching the estimated high of $168.00 would mean a gain of 30.49% for the stock.
According to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), insiders took part in trade of the company’s stock for 113 times over the past 12 months. They bought 367,201 shares in 35 of the transactions. In 78 selling transactions, insiders dumped 520,725 shares.
Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF, Vanguard 500 Index Fund, and T Rowe Price Capital Appreciation are the top 3 mutual funds which are holding stakes in Intercontinental Exchange Inc. Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF is currently holding 17.41 million shares of worth totaling $2.0 billion. The company recently came selling 18697.0 shares which brought its stake up to 3.11% of the company’s outstanding shares. Vanguard 500 Index Fund bought 79652.0 shares, after which its hold over company’s outstanding shares expand to 2.40%, leaving 13.41 million shares with the mutual fund that have a worth of about $1.54 billion. T Rowe Price Capital Appreciation, after selling 8.88 million shares, have now control over 1.59% of the stake in the company. It holds -0.32 million shares of worth $1.02 billion.
Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (NYSE: ICE) started trading at $115.72, below -$0.27 from concluding price of the previous day. However, the stock later moved at a day high price of 116.96, or with a gain of 0.67%. Stock saw a price change of 2.78% in past 5 days and over the past one month there was a price change of 1.61%. Year-to-date (YTD), ICE shares are showing a performance of 13.82% which increased to 12.18% when we look at its performance for past 12 months. Over the period of past 52 weeks, stock dropped to lowest price of $88.60 but also hit the highest price of $118.79 during that period. The average intraday trading volume for Intercontinental Exchange Inc. shares is 2.34 million. The stock is currently trading 1.24% above its 20-day simple moving average (SMA20), while that difference is up 1.48% for SMA50 and it goes to 7.93% higher than SMA200.
SSgA Funds Management, Inc. acquired 22.8 million shares of Intercontinental Exchange Inc. having value of about $2.62 billion. Data submitted at the U.S SEC by SSgA Funds Management, Inc. revealed that the firm now holds 0.48 million shares in the company valued at close to $56136243.34, or have control over 2.15% stake in the company. Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (NYSE: ICE) currently have 571.20M outstanding shares and institutions hold larger chunk of about 91.20% of that. Holding of mutual funds in the company is about 42.33% while other institutional holders and individual stake holders have control over 49.51% and 1.65% of the stake respectively.
The stock has a current market capitalization of $66.86B and its 3Y-monthly beta is at 0.94. PE ratio of stock for trailing 12 months is 38.83, while it has posted earnings per share of $3.01 in the same period. Its PEG reads 5.71 and has Quick Ratio of 1.10 while making debt-to-equity ratio of 0.76. Volatility of a stock is a metric used to know how much the price of that stock is under influence and for ICE, volatility over the week remained 1.36% while standing at 1.31% over the month.
Analysts are in expectations that Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (ICE) stock would likely to be making an EPS of $1.4 in the current quarter, while forecast for next quarter EPS is $1.39 and it is $6.09 for next year. For the current quarter EPS, analysts have given the company a lowest target $1.26 which is $1.49 at the higher side of the target for the same. When we compare those targets with actual EPS, we find that company posted an EPS of $1.31 in the same quarter a year ago. Stock’s fiscal year EPS is expected to drop by -64.10% while it is estimated to increase by 8.19% in next year. EPS is likely to grow at an annualized rate of 6.80% for next 5-years, compared to annual growth of -2.80% made by the stock over the past 5-years.
Analysts at 18 brokerage firms have issued recommendations for the Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (ICE)’s stock and average of those rates the stock at a “Strong Buy” and assign it a score of 1.90. Out of those 18 Wall Street analysts, 12 recommended a “Buy” rating, while 3 were in favor recommending the stock as a “Hold” and 0 analyst recommended the stock as “Sell”.
Digging deeper we find that several firms have released their research notes about the support levels of the stock. Most recent of them is a note released by Citigroup on August 04, 2023 offering a Buy rating for the stock and assigned a target price range of between $117 and $130 to it.