Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE:GCAP)’s share price shot up 8.9% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $5.33 and last traded at $5.15, 1,385,400 shares changed hands during mid-day trading. An increase of 87% from the average session volume of 739,070 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.73.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on GCAP. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $7.00 target price on shares of Gain Capital in a research report on Tuesday, February 25th. ValuEngine cut shares of Gain Capital from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, March 13th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Gain Capital from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 17th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut shares of Gain Capital from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and boosted their target price for the company from $5.00 to $6.00 in a research report on Friday, February 28th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $5.75.

The company’s 50-day moving average is $4.61 and its two-hundred day moving average is $4.47. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.58, a current ratio of 1.26 and a quick ratio of 1.26. The firm has a market cap of $177.40 million, a P/E ratio of -3.48 and a beta of -0.26.

Gain Capital (NYSE:GCAP) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 27th. The financial services provider reported ($0.21) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.27) by $0.06. Gain Capital had a negative net margin of 25.99% and a negative return on equity of 13.88%. The business had revenue of $53.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $52.04 million. On average, analysts expect that Gain Capital Holdings Inc will post 0.29 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 27th. Investors of record on Tuesday, March 24th will be given a dividend of $0.06 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, March 23rd. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.23%. Gain Capital’s dividend payout ratio is -25.26%.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Marshall Wace LLP acquired a new position in Gain Capital during the fourth quarter worth about $30,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its position in Gain Capital by 35.7% during the 4th quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 293,349 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,158,000 after purchasing an additional 77,126 shares during the period. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. increased its position in Gain Capital by 11.5% during the 4th quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 112,451 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $445,000 after purchasing an additional 11,623 shares during the period. UBS Group AG increased its position in Gain Capital by 86.1% during the 4th quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 27,647 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $109,000 after purchasing an additional 12,794 shares during the period. Finally, Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC increased its position in Gain Capital by 23.4% during the 4th quarter. Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC now owns 380,940 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,505,000 after purchasing an additional 72,350 shares during the period. 49.19% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Gain Capital Company Profile (NYSE:GCAP)

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 two segments, Retail and Futures. It specializes in over-the-counter (OTC) and exchange-traded markets. The company offers access to a range of financial products, including spot foreign exchange (forex) and precious metals trading; and spread bets and contracts for differences on currencies, commodities, indices, individual equities, bonds, options, and interest rate products, as well as OTC options on forex.

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