The Factor Everyone Ignores: Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH)

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE) has a price-to-sales ratio of 8.98, well below its Diversified Investments competitors. For the industry, the average P/S ratio sits at 11.49, which is more than the sector’s 6.05. In the past 13-year record, this ratio went down as low as 5.03 and as high as 30.79. Also, it is down from 66% of the total 704 rivals across the globe.

ICE traded at an unexpectedly low level on 06/12/2017 when the stock experienced a -0.3% loss to a closing price of $70.74. The company saw 2.26 million shares trade hands over the course of the day. Given that its average daily volume over the 30 days has been 2.99 million shares a day, this signifies a pretty significant change over the norm.

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE) Analyst Gushes

Analysts are speculating a 13.09% move, based on the high target price ($80) for the shares that is set to reach in the next 12 months. The analysts, on average, are forecasting a $74.86 price target, but the stock is already up 26.79% from its recent lows. However, the stock is trading at -3.08% versus recent highs ($72.99). Analysts believe that we could see stock price minimum in the $62 range (lowest target price), allowing for another -12.36% drop from its current position. Leading up to this report, we have seen a 6.86% rise in the stock price over the last 30 days and a 10.02% increase over the past 3 months. Overall, the share price is up 25.38% so far this year. Additionally, ICE had a day price range of $70.11 to $71.17.

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE) Price Potential

Heading into the stock price potential, Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. needs to grow just 6.73% to cross its median price target of $75.5. In order to determine directional movement, the 50-day and 200-day moving averages for Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE) are $67.4 and $65.97. Given that liquidity is king in short-term, ICE is a stock with 571.52 million shares outstanding that normally trades 0.72% of its float. The stock price recently experienced a 5-day gain of 1.35% with 1.25 average true range (ATR). ICE has a beta of 0.73 and RSI is 61.24.

Investors also need to beware of the Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) valuations. The stock trades on a P/S of 2.88, which suggests that the shares are attractive compared with peers. The broad Business Software & Services industry has an average P/S ratio of 4.72, which is significantly worse than the sector’s 2.66. In the past 13-year record, this ratio went down as low as 1.76 and as high as 10. Also, it is down from 58% of the total 1840 rivals across the globe.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH)’s Lead Over its Technicals

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation by far traveled 38.78% versus a 1-year low price of $51.52. The share price was last seen 1.52% higher, reaching at $71.5 on Jun. 12, 2017. At recent session, the prices were hovering between $69.94 and $71.62. This company shares are 15.71% off its target price of $82.73 and the current market capitalization stands at $42.06B. The recent change has given its price a -2.69% deficit over SMA 50 and -6.55% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed -4.39% declines, 0.11% gains and 6.92% gains for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found CTSH’s volatility during a week at 2.22% and during a month it has been found around 1.63%.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) Intraday Metrics

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) exchanged hands at an unexpectedly high level of 4.71 million shares over the course of the day. Noting its average daily volume at 3.07 million shares each day over the month, this signifies a pretty significant change over the norm.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation Target Levels

The market experts are predicting a 35.66% rally, based on the high target price ($97) for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation shares that is likely to be hit in the 52 weeks. Analysts anticipate that traders could see stock price minimum in the $70 range (lowest target price). If faced, it would be a -2.1% drop from its current position. Overall, the share price is up 27.61% year to date.

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