IntercontinentalExchange Stock Hits New 52-Week High (ICE)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $142.86, above its previous 52-week high of $142.75 with 972,067 shares traded as of 12:26 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.1 million shares over the past 30 days.

IntercontinentalExchange has a market cap of $10.24 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 13.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. operates regulated exchanges, clearing houses, and over-the-counter (OTC) markets for agricultural, credit, currency, emissions, energy, and equity index contracts. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates IntercontinentalExchange as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full IntercontinentalExchange Ratings Report.

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