Intercontinentalexchange Group (ICE) Holding Raised by Cohen Lawrence B; As Moodys (MCO) Market Value Rose, Holder Windacre Partnership Has Lowered Its Stake

June 14, 2018 - By Louis Casey

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Cohen Lawrence B increased its stake in Intercontinentalexchange Group Inc (ICE) by 72.22% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cohen Lawrence B bought 7,825 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.64% with the market. The institutional investor held 18,660 shares of the investment bankers and brokers and service company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $1.35M, up from 10,835 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cohen Lawrence B who had been investing in Intercontinentalexchange Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $43.17B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.45% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $74.53. About 938,533 shares traded. Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE) has risen 17.24% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.67% the S&P500. Some Historical ICE News: 04/04/2018 – Intercontinental Exchange 1Q Total Commodities ADV Rose 4%; 28/03/2018 – CORRECTED-FACTBOX-Shanghai exchange plans China’s first crude oil futures; 15/05/2018 – Coinbase plans revamp to lure institutional and high-speed traders; 03/05/2018 – Intercontinental Exchange Reports Record First Quarter 2018 Revenues of $1.2 billion, +5% y/y and GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.79;; 27/03/2018 – Intercontinental Exchange Announces Marketing and Communications Leadership as Kelly Loeffler Prepares to Depart at the End of; 03/05/2018 – ICE 1Q REV LESS TRANSACTION EXP $1.2B, EST. $1.22B; 22/05/2018 – NYSE Parent Intercontinental Exchange Details Transition and Separation Agreement With NYSE Outgoing Leader Thomas Farley; 27/03/2018 – Cboe plans Aug. 20 launch of disputed market close order type; 21/05/2018 – Maxim Group LLC Expands Equity Research Platform With the Appointment of a Senior TMT Analyst; 29/05/2018 – Intercontinental Exchange Agrees To Acquire TMC Bonds

Windacre Partnership Llc decreased its stake in Moodys Corp (MCO) by 16.77% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Windacre Partnership Llc sold 107,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.25% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 531,000 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $85.65 million, down from 638,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Windacre Partnership Llc who had been investing in Moodys Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $33.72B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.66% or $1.17 during the last trading session, reaching $175.7. About 410,312 shares traded. Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) has risen 49.33% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 36.76% the S&P500. Some Historical MCO News: 14/03/2018 – Moody’s Changes Outlook To Negative From Stable On Vivat N.V.’s Subsidiaries; 06/03/2018 – Moody’s Rates Ball’s New Senior Unsecured Notes Ba1; Ba1 Cfr And Stable Outlook Unchanged; 04/05/2018 – Moody’s Assigns Aa1 To City Of Santa Monica Ca’s Lease Revenue Bonds, Series 2018; Outstanding Go, Lease Revenue Bond Ratings And Stable Outlook Affirmed; 29/03/2018 – Moody’s Assigns Aa2 Und./Aa1 Enh. To Richland County School District 1, Sc’s Go Bonds 2018; Outlook Revised To Negative; 11/05/2018 – MOODY’S SAYS ASSIGNS AA1 TO $1.1 BLN OF NEW YORK CITY TRANSITIONAL FINANCE AUTHORITY’S FUTURE TAX -SECURED REVENUE BONDS; OUTLOOK STABLE; 20/04/2018 – Moody’s Affirms Ten Classes Of Ubsbb 2012-C3; 22/03/2018 – Markets Are Taking Moody’s South Africa Rating Review in Stride; 04/04/2018 – MOODY’S DOWNGRADES RATINGS OF ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND & UPGRADES; 12/04/2018 – Moody’s Upgrades Two Classes Of Lbubs 2006-C4; 18/04/2018 – Moody’s says Russian economy resilient to latest U.S. sanctions

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.41, from 1.28 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 45 investors sold ICE shares while 258 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 191 raised stakes. 486.05 million shares or 2.19% less from 496.95 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Coastline Trust Co stated it has 0.12% in Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE). Baystate Wealth Management Lc accumulated 292 shares. California-based Polaris Greystone Fincl Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0% in Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE). British Columbia Invest Corp owns 0.17% invested in Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE) for 313,918 shares. Cap Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 690 shares. Gulf Intl Natl Bank (Uk) Limited accumulated 0.18% or 186,862 shares. Victory Cap Management invested 0.06% in Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE). Marsico Capital Mngmt Lc has invested 0.9% in Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys reported 0.17% stake. 98,650 were accumulated by Guinness Atkinson Asset Management. Artisan Prtnrs Limited Partnership, Wisconsin-based fund reported 1.88 million shares. 97,505 were accumulated by Finemark State Bank Tru. Moreover, First Retail Bank Of Omaha has 0.37% invested in Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE) for 85,926 shares. Alpha Cubed Invests Limited Liability holds 0.45% or 47,787 shares in its portfolio. Trust Of Vermont holds 21,667 shares.

Cohen Lawrence B, which manages about $149.10 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Spdr S&P 500 Etf (SPY) by 1,521 shares to 17,367 shares, valued at $4.57 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 8,958 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 75,970 shares, and cut its stake in Jpmorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM).

More notable recent Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE) news were published by: which released: “Intercontinental Exchange Chairman and CEO Jeffrey C. Sprecher and NYSE President Stacey Cunningham to …” on June 04, 2018, also with their article: “NYSE To Acquire Radiate For Business Video Platform” published on June 11, 2018, published: “ICE (NYSE:ICE) and the Future of Bitcoin Trading” on May 22, 2018. More interesting news about Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE) were released by: and their article: “NYSE’s Newest Market – NYSE National to Commence Trading on Monday, May 21” published on May 18, 2018 as well as‘s news article titled: “NYSE names Betty Liu executive vice chairman and will buy her firm Radiate” with publication date: June 05, 2018.

Among 20 analysts covering Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 85% are positive. Intercontinental Exchange had 69 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy” on Wednesday, April 11. The company was maintained on Friday, May 6 by Goldman Sachs. On Tuesday, June 6 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. Wood maintained Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE) rating on Thursday, April 13. Wood has “Buy” rating and $65.50 target. The company was initiated on Friday, September 8 by Barclays Capital. JP Morgan upgraded the shares of ICE in report on Tuesday, February 20 to “Overweight” rating. The stock of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, October 10. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 4 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, January 16 by Jefferies. The stock has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Friday, October 6.

More recent Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) news were published by: which released: “Investor Expectations to Drive Momentum within Edison International, Capital One Financial, CF Industries, Moody’s …” on June 12, 2018. Also published the news titled: “Tracking Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio – Q1 2018 Update” on May 16, 2018.‘s news article titled: “Moody’s invests in AI-based predictive analytics firm” with publication date: May 29, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Analysts await Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) to report earnings on July, 20. They expect $1.87 EPS, up 23.84% or $0.36 from last year’s $1.51 per share. MCO’s profit will be $358.85M for 23.49 P/E if the $1.87 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.02 actual EPS reported by Moody's Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.43% negative EPS growth.

Among 14 analysts covering Moody’s (NYSE:MCO), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 21% are positive. Moody’s had 55 analyst reports since October 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, June 28 report. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, January 23 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Monday, November 6 report. The stock of Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) earned “Buy” rating by UBS on Tuesday, November 17. The firm has “Hold” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald given on Tuesday, November 10. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, February 9 by Piper Jaffray. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, February 12 by Credit Suisse. The stock of Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, April 12 by Morgan Stanley. As per Monday, April 30, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 30 by Credit Suisse.

Since January 31, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 14 selling transactions for $33.11 million activity. Duffie Darrell sold $80,480 worth of Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) on Monday, April 2. The insider Crimmins Michael S sold $81,218. 30,391 shares were sold by Huber Linda, worth $4.92 million. Cantor Richard sold $727,259 worth of stock or 4,344 shares. Another trade for 5,862 shares valued at $1.02M was sold by Worrall Blair. 5 shares valued at $808 were sold by Fauber Robert on Wednesday, January 31.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.37, from 1.35 in 2017Q4. It is negative, as 37 investors sold MCO shares while 188 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 164 raised stakes. 159.76 million shares or 0.86% more from 158.40 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Sun Life Incorporated holds 0% in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) or 122 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holding Inc invested in 0.11% or 514,315 shares. Chevy Chase Tru Holding Inc owns 151,969 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Tci Wealth owns 0.02% invested in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) for 268 shares. Rhumbline Advisers invested in 0.11% or 322,783 shares. Mutual Of America Cap Management Limited Liability accumulated 21,260 shares or 0.05% of the stock. 1.03 million were accumulated by Parametric Portfolio Assoc Limited Liability Company. Agf Invests holds 1.73% or 988,432 shares. Mar Vista Investment Ptnrs Ltd Llc stated it has 300,634 shares or 1.93% of all its holdings. Macquarie, Australia-based fund reported 34,710 shares. Manor Road Partners Limited Liability Corporation, a New York-based fund reported 180,000 shares. Kentucky Retirement System has invested 0.12% in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Cornerstone Advsrs holds 0.04% or 322 shares in its portfolio. Blair William & Il reported 43,972 shares. 12,000 are owned by Cornerstone.

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