Media coverage about Gain Capital (NYSE:GCAP) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Gain Capital earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.758519770322 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of brokerages recently commented on GCAP. TheStreet cut Gain Capital from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. BidaskClub cut Gain Capital from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $7.00 price objective on shares of Gain Capital in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Gain Capital from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $7.58.

Gain Capital (GCAP) opened at $7.92 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a quick ratio of 1.24 and a current ratio of 1.24. The firm has a market capitalization of $357.02, a PE ratio of 23.29, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 10.06 and a beta of 0.27. Gain Capital has a twelve month low of $5.56 and a twelve month high of $8.95.

Gain Capital (NYSE:GCAP) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.05 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.01) by $0.06. The company had revenue of $81.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $79.86 million. Gain Capital had a return on equity of 5.62% and a net margin of 3.72%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 12.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted ($0.11) earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Gain Capital will post 0.1 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 21st. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 11th will be issued a $0.06 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 8th. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.03%. Gain Capital’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 80.00%.

In other Gain Capital news, Director Christopher Warren Calhoun sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $7.00, for a total transaction of $35,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 23,278 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $162,946. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, major shareholder Ltd Ipgl purchased 71,306 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 7th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $6.20 per share, for a total transaction of $442,097.20. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 5.60% of the company’s stock.

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Gain Capital Company Profile

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc (GAIN) is a provider of trading services and solutions, specializing in over-the-counter (OTC) and exchange-traded markets. The Company’s segments include Retail segment, Institutional segment and Futures segment. Through its retail segment, the Company provides its retail customers across the world with access to a range of global financial markets, including spot forex, precious metals, spread bets and contracts for difference (CFDs) on commodities, indices, individual equities and interest rate products, as well OTC options on forex.

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