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How to buy Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Intercontinental Exchange shares.

Intercontinental Exchange Inc (ICE) is a leading financial data & stock exchanges business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$132.1 after a previous close of US$131.21. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD131.44 to a high of USD132.36. The latest price was USD131.875 (25 minute delay). Intercontinental Exchange is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Intercontinental Exchange

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Intercontinental Exchange. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: ICE. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Intercontinental Exchange reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$131.21, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Intercontinental Exchange, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Intercontinental Exchange. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights.

Intercontinental Exchange stock price (NYSE:ICE)

Use our graph to track the performance of ICE stocks over time.

Have Intercontinental Exchange's shares ever split?

Intercontinental Exchange's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 3 November 2016. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Intercontinental Exchange shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Intercontinental Exchange shares which in turn could have impacted Intercontinental Exchange's share price.

Intercontinental Exchange shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-04-22.
OpenUS$132.1
HighUS$132.36
LowUS$131.44
CloseUS$131.875
Previous closeUS$131.21
Change US$0.665
Change % 0.5068%
Volume 290,465
Information last updated 2024-04-20.
52-week rangeUS$102.335 - US$139.9703
50-day moving average US$136.174
200-day moving average US$121.2422
Target priceUS$155.54
PE ratio 31.315
Dividend yield US$1.68 (1.37%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$4.19

Intercontinental Exchange share growth calculator

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Use the fields above to explore the returns from a historical investment. Please refer to the charts further up this page to see performance over 5 years, or other periods. Past performance doesn't indicate future results. Capital is at risk.

Intercontinental Exchange price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $131.875

1 week (2024-04-15) 1.02%
1 month (2024-03-22) -3.20%
3 months (2024-01-22) 3.59%
6 months (2023-10-20) 22.08%
1 year (2023-04-21) 21.71%
2 years (2022-04-22) 12.47%
3 years (2021-04-22) 10.04%
5 years (2019-04-22) 63.82%

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Is it a good time to buy Intercontinental Exchange stock?

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Is Intercontinental Exchange under- or over-valued?

Valuing Intercontinental Exchange stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Intercontinental Exchange's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Intercontinental Exchange's P/E ratio

Intercontinental Exchange's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 31x. In other words, Intercontinental Exchange shares trade at around 31x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Intercontinental Exchange's PEG ratio

Intercontinental Exchange's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.6295. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Intercontinental Exchange's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Intercontinental Exchange's EBITDA

Intercontinental Exchange's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$4.9 billion (£4 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Intercontinental Exchange's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.

Intercontinental Exchange share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Intercontinental Exchange's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$102.335 up to US$139.9703. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ICE.US volatility(beta: 1.02)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Intercontinental Exchange's is 1.022. This would suggest that Intercontinental Exchange's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Intercontinental Exchange financials

Revenue TTM US$8 billion
Operating margin TTM 45.21%
Gross profit TTM US$7.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.5%
Return on equity TTM 10.04%
Profit margin 29.64%
Book value 44.881
Market capitalisation US$75.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Intercontinental Exchange share dividends

30%

Dividend payout ratio: 30.37% of net profits

Recently Intercontinental Exchange has paid out, on average, around 30.37% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.37% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Intercontinental Exchange shareholders could enjoy a 1.37% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Intercontinental Exchange's case, that would currently equate to about $1.68 per share.

While Intercontinental Exchange's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Intercontinental Exchange may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Intercontinental Exchange's most recent dividend payout was on 28 March 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 June 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

Intercontinental Exchange's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Intercontinental Exchange.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Intercontinental Exchange's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 17.49

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Intercontinental Exchange's overall score of 17.49 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 13rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Intercontinental Exchange is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Intercontinental Exchange's environmental score

Environmental score: 7.12/100

Intercontinental Exchange's environmental score of 7.12 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Intercontinental Exchange is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Intercontinental Exchange's social score

Social score: 10.05/100

Intercontinental Exchange's social score of 10.05 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Intercontinental Exchange is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Intercontinental Exchange's governance score

Governance score: 12.32/100

Intercontinental Exchange's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Intercontinental Exchange is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Intercontinental Exchange's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Intercontinental Exchange scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Intercontinental Exchange hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Intercontinental Exchange Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 17.49
Total ESG percentile 13.42
Environmental score 7.12
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 10.05
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 12.32
Governance score percentile 6
Level of controversy 3

Intercontinental Exchange overview

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the provision of market infrastructure, data services, and technology solutions for financial institutions, corporations, and government entities in the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Singapore, India, Abu Dhabi, Israel, and Canada. It operates through three segments: Exchanges, Fixed Income and Data Services, and Mortgage Technology. The company operates regulated marketplaces for listing, trading, and clearing an array of derivatives contracts and financial securities, such as commodities, interest rates, foreign exchange, and equities, as well as corporate and exchange-traded funds; and trading venues, including regulated exchanges and clearing houses. It also offers energy, agricultural and metals, and financial futures and options; and cash equities and equity options, and over-the-counter and other markets, as well as listings and data and connectivity services. In addition, the company provides fixed income data and analytic, fixed income execution, CDS clearing, and other multi-asset class data and network services. Further, it offers proprietary and comprehensive mortgage origination platform, which serves residential mortgage loans; closing solutions that provides customers connectivity to the mortgage supply chain and facilitates the secure exchange of information; data and analytics services; and Data as a Service for lenders to access data and origination information. Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

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