GAIN Capital Holdings (GCAP) Receives News Sentiment Score of 0.18
Media coverage about GAIN Capital Holdings (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 Holdings earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.5802629584418 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 news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
- GAIN CAPITAL HOLDINGS, INC. (NYSE:GCAP) Files An 8-K Regulation FD Disclosure (4-traders.com)
- GAIN Capital Announces Monthly Metrics for October 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- GAIN Capital Holdings Appoints Alastair Hine as Chief Operating Officer (seekingalpha.com)
- State Street’s Earnings Rose, Beating Estimates (finance.yahoo.com)
- GAIN Capital Announces Appointment of Alastair Hine as Chief Operating Officer (finance.yahoo.com)
GAIN Capital Holdings (GCAP) traded down $0.03 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $7.19. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 277,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 281,656. The company has a current ratio of 1.24, a quick ratio of 1.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45. The company has a market capitalization of $324.11, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.15, a PEG ratio of 9.13 and a beta of 0.28. GAIN Capital Holdings has a 52-week low of $5.56 and a 52-week high of $8.75.
GAIN Capital Holdings (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 Holdings 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. sell-side analysts expect that GAIN Capital Holdings will post 0.1 earnings per share 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 3.34%. GAIN Capital Holdings’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 80.00%.
Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered GAIN Capital Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. BidaskClub lowered GAIN Capital Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. TheStreet lowered GAIN Capital Holdings from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and issued a $7.00 price target on shares of GAIN Capital Holdings in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $8.50 price target (down from $9.00) on shares of GAIN Capital Holdings in a research report on Friday, August 4th. 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 company’s stock. GAIN Capital Holdings currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $7.58.
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In other GAIN Capital Holdings 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 92,019 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 5th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $6.23 per share, for a total transaction of $573,278.37. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders purchased 200,000 shares of company stock worth $1,244,594. 5.60% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
GAIN Capital Holdings 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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