Will This Price Target Decrease Hurt IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) Stock Today?

Story updated at 10 a.m. to reflect market activity.

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- UBS cut its price target for IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) to $239 from $251 Friday.

IntercontinentalExchange fell -2.4% to $187.61 in morning trading.

The firm reiterated its "buy" rating for the stock. UBS analyst Alex Kramm said the price target decrease was driven by lowered volume outlook, which reflects current weakness.

"ICE's shares underperformed significantly following 1Q14 results," Kramm wrote. "While quarterly results were solid, we believe investor focus was on confusing expense guidance and a tough volume environment so far in the 2Q (read: downward estimate revisions). While we certainly would have welcomed incremental synergy realization, we stress that the company's cost guidance is essentially unchanged, and we remain highly confident that ICE will deliver on synergy targets if not exceed them over time. Current volume trends certainly create a headwind, but we do not believe secular growth trends are broken, and volumes are poised to snap back as volatility increases again. At less than 15x our FY15 EPS estimate, we believe ICE offers attractive risk/reward at current levels."

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Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates INTERCONTINENTALEXCHANGE GRP as a Buy with a ratings score of B. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate INTERCONTINENTALEXCHANGE GRP (ICE) a BUY. This is driven by a few notable strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income."

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