INTL Fcstone (NASDAQ:INTL) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report released on Wednesday.

Separately, ValuEngine cut shares of INTL Fcstone from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 2nd.

INTL stock opened at $53.52 on Wednesday. INTL Fcstone has a 12-month low of $34.91 and a 12-month high of $57.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.01 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.07 and a beta of 1.78. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a current ratio of 1.43.

INTL Fcstone (NASDAQ:INTL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 6th. The financial services provider reported $1.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.96 by $0.29. INTL Fcstone had a net margin of 0.05% and a return on equity of 7.95%. The firm had revenue of $259.80 million for the quarter.

In other INTL Fcstone news, insider Brian T. Sephton sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, July 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.00, for a total value of $275,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 108,137 shares in the company, valued at $5,947,535. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CFO William J. Dunaway sold 2,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, July 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.00, for a total transaction of $137,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 31,058 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,708,190. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 96,020 shares of company stock worth $5,019,778 in the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 20.48% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of INTL Fcstone in the second quarter valued at about $189,000. Aperio Group LLC purchased a new position in shares of INTL Fcstone in the second quarter valued at about $241,000. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in shares of INTL Fcstone during the 2nd quarter valued at about $284,000. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd bought a new stake in shares of INTL Fcstone during the 1st quarter valued at about $298,000. Finally, PNC Financial Services Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of INTL Fcstone by 385.3% during the 1st quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 11,443 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $489,000 after purchasing an additional 9,085 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 73.21% of the company’s stock.

INTL Fcstone Company Profile

INTL FCStone Inc operates as a financial services company worldwide. The company's Commercial Hedging segment offers risk management consulting services related to agricultural and energy commodities, and base metal products listed on the London Metals Exchange. Its Global Payments segment provides payment solutions to banks and commercial businesses; and charities and non-governmental organizations, and government organizations.

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