Positive Media Coverage Likely to Affect Gain Capital Holdings (GCAP) Share Price

Positive Media Coverage Likely to Affect Gain Capital Holdings (GCAP) Share Price

News articles about Gain Capital Holdings (NYSE:GCAP) have trended positive recently, according to AlphaOne. The research group, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Gain Capital Holdings earned a media sentiment score of 0.39 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 75 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

GCAP has been the topic of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Gain Capital Holdings from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 13th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $10.00 price target on shares of Gain Capital Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, April 12th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and issued a $7.50 price target on shares of Gain Capital Holdings in a research note on Monday, April 10th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of Gain Capital Holdings from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Friday, March 10th.

Gain Capital Holdings (NYSE:GCAP) traded down 17.30% on Friday, hitting $6.12. 1,124,821 shares of the stock traded hands. Gain Capital Holdings has a 12-month low of $4.54 and a 12-month high of $8.75. The stock has a market cap of $292.25 million, a P/E ratio of 9.13 and a beta of 0.18. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $7.74 and a 200 day moving average price of $7.07.

Gain Capital Holdings (NYSE:GCAP) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The financial services provider reported ($0.39) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.23) by $0.16. Gain Capital Holdings had a return on equity of 14.81% and a net margin of 7.51%. The company earned $59.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $63.29 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.35 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was down 48.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts expect that Gain Capital Holdings will post $0.43 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, June 20th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, June 13th will be paid a $0.06 dividend. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.92%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 9th. Gain Capital Holdings’s dividend payout ratio is presently 42.11%.

In other Gain Capital Holdings news, insider Samantha Roady sold 4,370 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.14, for a total value of $35,571.80. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 273,994 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,230,311.16. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 37,692 shares of company stock valued at $317,598. Insiders own 5.00% of the company’s stock.

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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