News articles about Gain Capital (NYSE:GCAP) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Gain Capital earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.3669511816391 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Gain Capital (NYSE GCAP) opened at $8.40 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $388.12, a P/E ratio of 28.00, a P/E/G ratio of 1.59 and a beta of 0.25. Gain Capital has a 12-month low of $5.56 and a 12-month high of $13.26. The company has a current ratio of 1.24, a quick ratio of 1.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45.

Gain Capital (NYSE:GCAP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.05 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.01) by $0.06. The business 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%. Gain Capital’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned ($0.11) EPS. analysts anticipate that Gain Capital will post 0.1 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 21st. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 11th were given a $0.06 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 8th. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.86%. Gain Capital’s payout ratio is 80.00%.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on GCAP shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Gain Capital from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. BidaskClub lowered Gain Capital from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. TheStreet lowered Gain Capital from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $7.00 price target on shares of Gain Capital in a research report on Friday, October 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $7.58.

In other Gain Capital news, General Counsel Diego Rotsztain sold 49,149 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, December 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.00, for a total value of $442,341.00. Following the transaction, the general counsel now directly owns 107,615 shares in the company, valued at approximately $968,535. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Christopher Warren Calhoun sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, October 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $7.00, for a total value of $35,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 23,278 shares in the company, valued at $162,946. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 103,298 shares of company stock worth $919,682 over the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 5.00% 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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