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8/3/2016, 2:17 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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ICE reports less transactions in July

The Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (ICE) reported trading volume and related revenue statistics for July 2016, showing that the number of transactions was a bit higher in the month, but below a six-month average.

The Atlanta, Georgia-based operator of network of global futures, equity and equity options exchanges, and global clearing and data services, said it had 2.661 billion transactions in commodities, down from 2.8 billion in June. However, there were more transactions for Brent oil, gasoil and power. Agriculture and metals transactions fell to levels last seen in December 2015.

There were 1.701 billion transactions in financial segment, such as short-term interest rates, forex, and equity indices, a drop compared to 1.692 billion in June. The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) contributed with 16.9% of total transactions for U.S. equity options, indicating a decrease of its participation in the ICE trading volumes.

The stock of the Intercontinental Exchange Inc., a part of S&P 500, gained 14.81% in the last 12 months. Its shares last traded 0.26% lower at $263.93 on Tuesday's close.

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