IntercontinentalExchange Group Inc (ICE): Today's Featured Financial Services Laggard

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IntercontinentalExchange Group ( ICE) pushed the Financial Services industry lower today making it today's featured Financial Services laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, IntercontinentalExchange Group fell $2.52 (-1.1%) to $222.63 on average volume. Throughout the day, 844,433 shares of IntercontinentalExchange Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 803,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $222.06-$225.88 after having opened the day at $225.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $225.15. Other companies within the Financial Services industry that declined today were: ELEMENTS Linked to SPECTRUM Large Cap U.S ( EEH), down 15.8%, Barclays Short B Leveraged Inverse S&P 500 ( BXDB), down 9.0%, Direxion India Bull 3X Shares ( INDL), down 8.6% and Altisource Asset Management Corporation ( AAMC), down 7.7%.

IntercontinentalExchange Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates a network of regulated exchanges and clearing houses for financial and commodity markets primarily in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Europe, and Brazil. IntercontinentalExchange Group has a market cap of $16.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate IntercontinentalExchange Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates IntercontinentalExchange Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, First Marblehead Corporation ( FMD), up 10.0%, PowerShares DB 3x Long 25+ Year Treasury Bo ( LBND), up 7.0%, Direxion Daily FTSE China Bear 3X Shares ( YANG), up 6.7% and iPath Dow Jones-UBS Natural Gas Total Retur ( GAZ), up 5.8% , were all gainers within the financial services industry with TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation ( AMTD) being today's featured financial services industry leader.

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