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IntercontinentalExchange

$266.94

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IntercontinentalExchange announces approval of 5-for-1 stock split

Intercontinental Exchange announced that its board of directors, through a designated dividend committee, declared a five-for-one stock split of ICE's common stock in the form of a stock dividend. Stockholders of record as of the close of market on October 27 will receive four additional shares for each share of ICE common stock held on such record date. The new shares will be payable on November 3. ICE's common stock is expected to begin trading on a split-adjusted basis on November 4. ICE announced on August 3 that its board of directors approved pursuing a stock split contingent upon the approval by both its stockholders and the Securities and Exchange Commission of the adoption of an amendment and restatement of ICE's Certificate of Incorporation to increase ICE's authorized shares of common stock and capital stock. ICE's Third Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation was approved for adoption by the SEC on September 29 and by ICE's stockholders at a special meeting of stockholders held on October 12.

ICE IntercontinentalExchange
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On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on the today's top analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee CRT by analyst Jason Weaver, who put a $300 price target on shares. The firm has a positive view of what it sees as the company's "leading position and growth trajectory in energy, equity, and fixed income trading and clearing." The firm adds that the company's revenue mix is less volatile than its peers, while synergies and cost controls have made the company more profitable. Weaver also initiated Nasdaq (NDAQ) with a Buy rating and $76 price target, CME Group (CME) with a Neutral rating and $90 price target and CBOE Holdings (CBOE) with an Underperform rating and $56 price target. 2. Akari Therapeutics (AKTX) initiated with a Buy rat Canaccord. The firm set a $33 price target on shares and cited expectations for FDA product approvals and a level of underappreciation by investors for its shares. 3. Ralph Lauren (RL) initiated with a Buy and $115 price target by BB&T analyst Corinna Freedman, who believes Ralph Lauren will be successful in its turnaround and gain relevancy among a new younger demographic due to its strong vertical global brand house with a powerful heritage and sees significant category opportunities remaining in Women's and Accessories. Additionally, Freedman said International growth opportunities remain and Club Monaco repositioning is underappreciated. 4. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) initiated with a Sell at Standpoint Research and $94 target. 5. PACCAR (PCAR) initiated with a Hold at Argus. The firm said it expects challenging industry conditions to pressure earnings through 2017. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here
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Target $284
JPMS
Neutral
IntercontinentalExchange resumed with Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Kenneth Worthington downgraded IntercontinentalExchange to Neutral after resuming coverage of the name following a period of restriction. The analyst expects the decline in the company's return on invested capital to weigh on the valuation. He has a $284 price target for the shares.
08/04/16
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08/04/16
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Target $314
UBSW
Buy
IntercontinentalExchange price target raised to $314 from $279 at UBS
UBS raised its price target on IntercontinentalExchange to $314 from $279 as they believe the company is clicking on all cylinders. The firm cited strong Market Data growth, share repurchases, and growth in non-transactional revenues. UBS reiterated its Buy rating on IntercontinentalExchange shares.
09/23/16
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CBOE 'likely in the cross-hairs' of bigger peers, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Andrew Bond said he thinks the strategic risk of a deal whereby CBOE (CBOE) buys Bats Global Markets (BATS), as it has been reported to be in talks to do, outweighs the potential reward. However, he also believe CBOE's relatively small size, limited regulatory risk, clean balance sheet, and strong organic growth make it an attractive target for its largest exchange peers, such as IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) and CME Group (CME). A combined CBOE/BATS would be more difficult to acquire, so if CBOE is to be acquired, "the time is now," added Bond.

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