IntercontinentalExchange Group Inc. (NYSE: ICE) had its price target raised by equities researchers at Deutsche Bank AG from $310.00 to $311.00.Deutsche Bank AG currently has a rating of Buy on the stock. A number of other analysts have commented on the company in recent days, and IntercontinentalExchange Group Inc. has earned a consensus one-year price target of $301.43, higher than the opening price of $281.71, a difference of 10.68 percent. IntercontinentalExchange Group Inc. stock has a 52-week high of $287.02.
U.S. equities saw their biggest selloff since June 24, (Brexit) on Friday after comments from a voting member of the Federal Reserve’s policy-setting committee suggested a September rate hike was still a possibility.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 394 points, or 2.13% to 18085.
The S&P 500 shed 53 points, or 2.45% to 2127, while the Nasdaq Composite erased 133 points, or 2.54% to 5125.
Stocks were no alone in declines on Friday.
Global oil prices, after rallying Thursday, dropped more than 3% Friday to trade just above $45 a barrel.
Gold prices also traded lower, shedding more than 0.6% to trade around $1,332.
Stock prices often move to the upside on recommendations and new price targets of professional analysts.
Shares of IntercontinentalExchange Group Inc. (NYSE: ICE) opened at $281.71 yesterday and traded in a range between, $280.36 and $283.34, and last traded at $282.25, which represents a change of $ -0.28 over the previous closing price.
IntercontinentalExchange Group Inc. (NYSE: ICE) currently has a market cap of 32.47B
The stocks average daily volume is 597,438 shares out of a total float 110,341,000 of and some 822,740 shares traded hands yesterday, 89 percent higher than normal. Significant increases in trading volume and price appreciation together could signal heavy volume accumulation by institutional investors.
However, a single day of heavy buy side trading is not enough to assert a trend. As such, market traders will continue to watch for institutional sponsorship as a signal that financial institutions are moving forward.
Institutional sponsorship is defined by ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.
Professional investors such as these retain substantial teams of analysts that research thousands of stocks. Thus, watching their interests is a good way to ensure you are buying the right stocks.
By spotting trends, moving averages allow traders to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of successful trades.
With that in mind IntercontinentalExchange Group Inc. (NYSE: ICE) now has a 50-day MA is $276.24 and 200-day MA is $255.86, and it has traded in a 52-week range between $223.49 – 287.02 and today’s last price is -0.02 percent off the 52 week high of $287.02.
Earnings growth is an important factor to look at when buying stocks and investors look for companies that have grown their earnings at least 25% or more for the past 3 years.
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