Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. operates regulated exchanges, clearing houses, and listings venues for commodity, financial, fixed income, and equity markets in the United States, the United Kingdom, European Union, Asia, Israel, and Canada. It operates through two segments, Trading and Clearing; and Data and Listings.
The company operates marketplaces for listing, trading, and clearing an array of derivatives and securities contracts across various asset classes, including energy and agricultural commodities, metals, interest rates, equities, credit derivatives, exchange traded funds, bonds, and currencies.
It also offers data services to support the trading, investment, risk management, and connectivity needs of customers across major asset classes.
The company operates exchanges and marketplaces; cash equities, equity options, and bond exchanges; and over-the-counter markets for physical energy, fixed income, credit default swaps, and central counterparty clearing houses.
Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
The ICE currently acts as one of the biggest exchange companies in the world which is reflected in the amount of locations they represent. The stock's performance has been very good, with increasing YoY-growth over the last 10 years, which is set to continue as the exchange-oriented companies consistently increase revenues as globalisation increases and trading.
I would therefore set a target price of 100$ until the years end (2019*)
Profiting strategies on the future developments surrounding the stock are numerous;
1. Purchasing a deep-in-the-money call-options with a strike at 85 $, (with an expiry 1-1.5 years in to the future*) would offer substantial leverage. Basically entering a synthetic-long-stock position.
2. Purchasing the stocks themselves.