Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE:GCAP) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $8.83.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on GCAP. Zacks Investment Research lowered Gain Capital from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 27th. ValuEngine lowered Gain Capital from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 27th. Jefferies Financial Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $10.00 target price on shares of Gain Capital in a research report on Friday, July 13th. TheStreet lowered Gain Capital from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Friday, July 27th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. began coverage on Gain Capital in a research report on Friday, August 31st. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $9.00 target price on the stock.

Gain Capital stock traded up $0.09 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $7.61. 531,653 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 708,114. The firm has a market capitalization of $290.17 million, a PE ratio of -37.90, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.35 and a beta of 0.22. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38, a quick ratio of 1.37 and a current ratio of 1.37. Gain Capital has a fifty-two week low of $6.04 and a fifty-two week high of $13.26.

Gain Capital (NYSE:GCAP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.10 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.16 by ($0.06). The company had revenue of $84.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $92.95 million. Gain Capital had a return on equity of 5.90% and a net margin of 22.48%. The business’s revenue was down 7.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.25 earnings per share. On average, analysts forecast that Gain Capital will post 0.64 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 18th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 11th were issued a $0.06 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Monday, September 10th. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.15%. Gain Capital’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -120.00%.

In other news, Director Alex Goor purchased 17,434 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 27th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $7.50 per share, for a total transaction of $130,755.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 85,980 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $644,850. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Insiders bought a total of 109,799 shares of company stock valued at $790,259 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 6.40% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Bank of America Corp DE grew its stake in shares of Gain Capital by 51.4% in the second quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 31,011 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $234,000 after purchasing an additional 10,526 shares in the last quarter. LMR Partners LLP bought a new position in shares of Gain Capital in the second quarter worth $146,000. Paloma Partners Management Co bought a new position in shares of Gain Capital in the second quarter worth $247,000. Element Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Gain Capital in the first quarter valued at $388,000. Finally, Luzich Partners LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Gain Capital by 5.6% in the first quarter. Luzich Partners LLC now owns 1,610,309 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $10,870,000 after buying an additional 85,000 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 53.41% of the company’s stock.

About Gain Capital

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc, together with its subsidiary, provides trading services and solutions to retail, institutional, and futures service customers worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Retail, Institutional, and Futures. It specializes in over-the-counter (OTC) and exchange-traded markets.

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