1. As of noon trading, IntercontinentalExchange ( ICE) is up $1.92 (1.2%) to $157.44 on average volume Thus far, 755,828 shares of IntercontinentalExchange exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $154.85-$157.48 after having opened the day at $155.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $155.52. IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. operates regulated exchanges, clearing houses, and over-the-counter (OTC) markets for agricultural, credit, currency, emissions, energy, and equity index contracts. IntercontinentalExchange has a market cap of $11.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 22.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate IntercontinentalExchange a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates IntercontinentalExchange as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share, solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full IntercontinentalExchange Ratings Report now. It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE If you are interested in one of these 4 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the financial services industry could consider Financial Select Sector SPDR ( XLF) while those bearish on the financial services industry could consider Proshares Short Financials ( SEF). A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.