Investment House LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE) by 0.2% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 170,083 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 361 shares during the quarter. Intercontinental Exchange accounts for 1.4% of Investment House LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 16th biggest holding. Investment House LLC’s holdings in Intercontinental Exchange were worth $19,609,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of ICE. Northwest Investment Counselors LLC purchased a new position in Intercontinental Exchange during the 3rd quarter valued at $26,000. Eudaimonia Partners LLC boosted its holdings in Intercontinental Exchange by 81.4% during the 3rd quarter. Eudaimonia Partners LLC now owns 1,128 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $30,000 after acquiring an additional 506 shares during the period. Old North State Trust LLC purchased a new position in Intercontinental Exchange during the 3rd quarter valued at $36,000. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. boosted its holdings in Intercontinental Exchange by 727.3% during the 3rd quarter. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. now owns 455 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $46,000 after acquiring an additional 400 shares during the period. Finally, Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Intercontinental Exchange during the 3rd quarter valued at $48,000. Institutional investors own 77.49% of the company’s stock.

Shares of ICE traded down $0.02 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $117.84. The company had a trading volume of 2,390,483 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,422,573. The company has a market capitalization of $66.14 billion, a PE ratio of 32.47, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.19 and a beta of 0.66. The company has a current ratio of 0.99, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.78. Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. has a one year low of $63.51 and a one year high of $119.02. The company’s fifty day moving average price is $111.07 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $101.74.

Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 29th. The financial services provider reported $1.03 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.04. Intercontinental Exchange had a return on equity of 13.63% and a net margin of 26.19%. The firm had revenue of $1.41 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.38 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.06 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts forecast that Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. will post 4.45 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on ICE shares. BidaskClub upgraded Intercontinental Exchange from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 22nd. Redburn Partners started coverage on Intercontinental Exchange in a report on Tuesday, November 10th. They issued a “neutral” rating for the company. The Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on Intercontinental Exchange in a report on Monday, October 19th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $123.00 target price for the company. Compass Point upped their target price on Intercontinental Exchange from $110.00 to $125.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 22nd. Finally, Oppenheimer reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Intercontinental Exchange in a report on Friday, January 8th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, fifteen have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $118.07.

In other news, General Counsel Andrew J. Surdykowski sold 2,070 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $97.51, for a total value of $201,845.70. Following the transaction, the general counsel now directly owns 39,512 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,852,815.12. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, COO Mark Wassersug sold 1,526 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $104.56, for a total value of $159,558.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 95,418 shares of company stock worth $10,370,679 over the last ninety days. 1.50% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Intercontinental Exchange Company Profile

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.

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