IntercontinentalExchange: S&P Intraday Gainer

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- IntercontinentalExchange ( ICE) was the best-performing stock in the S&P 500 intraday Friday.

The S&P 500 was gaining more than 5.5 points, or 0.43%, to 1,334.

Shares of IntercontinentalExchange rose 4.29% to $134.32 after the exchange and clearing house lost out in its bid for the London Metals Exchange to Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing.

IntercontinentalExchange trades at an estimated price-to-earnings ratio for next year of 17.47 times; the average among its peers is 15.43. For comparison, CBOE Holdings ( CBOE) has a lower forward P/E of 16.87.

Sixteen of the 22 analysts who cover IntercontinentalExchange rated it buy. Five analysts gave the stock a hold rating and one rated it sell.

The stock has risen 11.94% year to date.

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