The growth outlook for ICE is attractive due to the accretion from the NYSE Euronext merger and growth in its futures trading. The merger has not hit any major hurdles yet and the outlook from analysts is generally positive that nothing major will erupt. Any delays in closing could lead to a decline in the share price. The second new growth driver is the potential of its futures swaps that offer an advantage over swaps, which now have an increased regulatory burden. Both the CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) and ICE shares can benefit from these and may see EPS forecasts revised upwards by the Street, which could push the shares higher.
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