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Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Competitors

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(As of 07/23/2024 ET)


Should you be buying Intercontinental Exchange stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Intercontinental Exchange include Moody's (MCO), CME Group (CME), Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR), MSCI (MSCI), Nasdaq (NDAQ), MarketAxess (MKTX), Arrow Financial (AROW), T. Rowe Price Group (TROW), Tradeweb Markets (TW), and LPL Financial (LPLA).

Intercontinental Exchange vs.

Moody's (NYSE:MCO) and Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, community ranking, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and media sentiment.

Moody's has a net margin of 27.01% compared to Moody's' net margin of 24.24%. Intercontinental Exchange's return on equity of 54.50% beat Moody's' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Moody's27.01% 54.50% 12.92%
Intercontinental Exchange 24.24%12.76%2.39%

In the previous week, Moody's had 17 more articles in the media than Intercontinental Exchange. MarketBeat recorded 32 mentions for Moody's and 15 mentions for Intercontinental Exchange. Intercontinental Exchange's average media sentiment score of 0.85 beat Moody's' score of 0.57 indicating that Moody's is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
8 Very Positive mention(s)
6 Positive mention(s)
9 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Intercontinental Exchange
8 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)

Intercontinental Exchange has higher revenue and earnings than Moody's. Intercontinental Exchange is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Moody's, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Intercontinental Exchange$9.90B8.60$2.37B$4.3634.07

92.1% of Moody's shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.3% of Intercontinental Exchange shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Moody's shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of Intercontinental Exchange shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Intercontinental Exchange received 295 more outperform votes than Moody's when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 72.64% of users gave Intercontinental Exchange an outperform vote while only 59.53% of users gave Moody's an outperform vote.

Moody'sOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
Intercontinental ExchangeOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes

Moody's has a beta of 1.28, indicating that its stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Intercontinental Exchange has a beta of 1.06, indicating that its stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Moody's currently has a consensus price target of $427.75, suggesting a potential downside of 5.34%. Intercontinental Exchange has a consensus price target of $152.07, suggesting a potential upside of 2.37%. Given Moody's' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Intercontinental Exchange is more favorable than Moody's.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
0 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
9 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
Intercontinental Exchange
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
12 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)

Moody's pays an annual dividend of $3.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Intercontinental Exchange pays an annual dividend of $1.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Moody's pays out 37.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Intercontinental Exchange pays out 41.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Moody's has raised its dividend for 15 consecutive years.


Moody's beats Intercontinental Exchange on 12 of the 22 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding ICE and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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ICE vs. The Competition

MetricIntercontinental ExchangeSecurity & commodity brokers IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$85.21B$22.47B$9.70B$18.31B
Dividend Yield1.22%1.55%10.56%3.50%
P/E Ratio34.0719.4158.2224.31
Price / Sales8.606.523,478.4315.38
Price / Cash18.8017.4228.2316.17
Price / Book3.224.762.655.11
Net Income$2.37B$996.21M$1.00B$974.22M
7 Day Performance-0.25%-0.97%0.57%-1.24%
1 Month Performance7.77%2.58%7.98%5.79%
1 Year Performance27.82%9.57%18.40%8.71%

Intercontinental Exchange Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
4.7911 of 5 stars
4.79 / 5 stars
+25.9%$83.27B$6.23B49.7915,151Earnings Report
News Coverage
CME Group
4.7643 of 5 stars
4.76 / 5 stars
+5.6%$72.54B$5.58B22.923,565Upcoming Earnings
Interactive Brokers Group
3.3912 of 5 stars
3.39 / 5 stars
+46.6%$52.07B$8.24B21.092,932Earnings Report
Dividend Announcement
Positive News
High Trading Volume
4.7667 of 5 stars
4.77 / 5 stars
-1.1%$39.93B$2.53B34.405,794News Coverage
Gap Up
4.7387 of 5 stars
4.74 / 5 stars
+24.3%$36.52B$6.06B33.428,525Upcoming Earnings
Options Volume
4.2929 of 5 stars
4.29 / 5 stars
-17.7%$8.51B$752.55M32.98881Positive News
Arrow Financial
3.8255 of 5 stars
3.83 / 5 stars
N/A+42.0%$503.34M$191.68M17.53510Analyst Downgrade
News Coverage
T. Rowe Price Group
4.1681 of 5 stars
4.17 / 5 stars
-3.1%$26.38B$6.46B14.037,906Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Forecast
Positive News
Tradeweb Markets
3.9488 of 5 stars
3.95 / 5 stars
+47.0%$25.51B$1.34B57.151,179Upcoming Earnings
Insider Selling
News Coverage
LPL Financial
4.995 of 5 stars
5.00 / 5 stars
-7.1%$16.89B$10.05B17.088,400Upcoming Earnings
High Trading Volume

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This page (NYSE:ICE) was last updated on 7/23/2024 by Staff

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