Media coverage about Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Intercontinental Exchange earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.1549591680415 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Notable Trader’s Watch List: Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., (NYSE: ICE), Coeur Mining, Inc., (NYSE: CDE) – StocksNewsPro (press release) (stocksnewspro.com)
- Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE) – Lookout Watch Unusual Volume stock – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- Intercontinental Exchange Announces Open Interest Record in Sterling Futures (finance.yahoo.com)
- [$$] China playbook is no help in this commodities cycle (finance.yahoo.com)
- ICE Benchmark Administration Publishes Test Data for the Evolution … – Business Wire (press release) (businesswire.com)
ICE stock traded down $0.39 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $74.02. 2,104,090 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,895,741. The stock has a market capitalization of $43,124.71, a P/E ratio of 17.46, a PEG ratio of 2.59 and a beta of 0.65. Intercontinental Exchange has a 1-year low of $57.91 and a 1-year high of $76.30. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a current ratio of 0.99.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 13th will be given a dividend of $0.24 per share. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.30%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 12th. Intercontinental Exchange’s dividend payout ratio is presently 22.64%.
ICE has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Argus boosted their price target on shares of Intercontinental Exchange from $72.00 to $80.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Intercontinental Exchange from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. Berenberg Bank initiated coverage on shares of Intercontinental Exchange in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $90.00 price objective for the company. Bank of America decreased their price target on shares of Intercontinental Exchange from $83.00 to $82.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of Intercontinental Exchange from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and boosted their price target for the company from $76.00 to $83.00 in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company. Intercontinental Exchange presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $76.62.
In related news, President Benjamin Jackson sold 2,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $72.75, for a total value of $181,875.00. Following the transaction, the president now directly owns 64,154 shares in the company, valued at $4,667,203.50. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Dean S. Mathison sold 1,042 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $75.79, for a total transaction of $78,973.18. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 12,485 shares in the company, valued at $946,238.15. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 197,144 shares of company stock worth $14,502,143. Company insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.
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About Intercontinental Exchange
Intercontinental Exchange Inc, formerly IntercontinentalExchange Group, Inc, is a network of regulated exchanges and clearing houses for financial and commodity markets. The Company delivers transparent and accessible data, technology and risk management services to markets around the world through its portfolio of exchanges, including the New York Stock Exchange, ICE Futures, Liffe and Euronext.
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