KCG Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KCG)’s share price reached a new 52-week high during trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $14.78 and last traded at $14.70, with a volume of 154,045 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $14.71.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on KCG shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded KCG Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, May 18th. TheStreet upgraded KCG Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 25th. Finally, Buckingham Research started coverage on KCG Holdings in a report on Tuesday, June 7th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $14.25.

The company has a market cap of $1.27 billion and a P/E ratio of 14.879. The company’s 50-day moving average is $13.70 and its 200 day moving average is $12.38.

KCG Holdings (NYSE:KCG) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 21st. The company reported $0.38 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.32 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $319 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $280.16 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($0.18) EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 22.1% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts forecast that KCG Holdings Inc. will post $0.23 EPS for the current year.

Several hedge funds and institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of KCG. Marshall Wace LLP increased its position in KCG Holdings by 1,654.1% in the fourth quarter. Marshall Wace LLP now owns 610,509 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,515,000 after buying an additional 575,704 shares during the period. UBS Oconnor LLC increased its position in KCG Holdings by 1,208.4% in the fourth quarter. UBS Oconnor LLC now owns 785,043 shares of the company’s stock worth $9,664,000 after buying an additional 725,043 shares during the period. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. purchased a new position in KCG Holdings during the fourth quarter worth $2,542,000. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. increased its position in KCG Holdings by 17.1% in the fourth quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 200,384 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,467,000 after buying an additional 29,287 shares during the period. Finally, Nationwide Fund Advisors increased its position in KCG Holdings by 239.8% in the fourth quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 93,029 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,145,000 after buying an additional 65,651 shares during the period.

KCG Holdings, Inc is a holding company. The Company is an independent securities company offering investors a range of services designed to address trading needs across asset classes, product types and time zones. The Company combines technology with client service across market making, agency execution and venues.

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