Equities analysts expect Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE:GCAP) to post earnings per share of $0.13 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have provided estimates for Gain Capital’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.17 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.08. Gain Capital posted earnings of ($0.10) per share during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 230%. The firm is expected to report its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 14th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Gain Capital will report full year earnings of $0.89 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.84 to $0.93. For the next year, analysts expect that the company will report earnings of $0.77 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.73 to $0.81. Zacks’ EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that follow Gain Capital.

Gain Capital (NYSE:GCAP) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.13 by $0.17. The company had revenue of $95.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $85.77 million. Gain Capital had a return on equity of 9.10% and a net margin of 25.74%.

GCAP has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. initiated coverage on Gain Capital in a report on Friday, August 31st. They set a “neutral” rating and a $9.00 price target on the stock. ValuEngine lowered Gain Capital from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, September 21st. Zacks Investment Research raised Gain Capital from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 25th. Finally, TheStreet raised Gain Capital from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Friday, October 26th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $8.75.

In related news, Director Christopher Warren Calhoun sold 25,000 shares of Gain Capital stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $7.20, for a total transaction of $180,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 37,028 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $266,601.60. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Samantha Roady sold 5,000 shares of Gain Capital stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $7.77, for a total value of $38,850.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 225,508 shares in the company, valued at $1,752,197.16. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 6.40% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Bank of America Corp DE boosted its position in shares of Gain Capital by 51.4% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 31,011 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $234,000 after purchasing an additional 10,526 shares during the period. Vident Investment Advisory LLC boosted its position in shares of Gain Capital by 100.4% in the 3rd quarter. Vident Investment Advisory LLC now owns 24,814 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $161,000 after purchasing an additional 12,432 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC acquired a new position in shares of Gain Capital in the 3rd quarter valued at $105,000. LMR Partners LLP acquired a new position in shares of Gain Capital in the 2nd quarter valued at $146,000. Finally, Robotti Robert acquired a new position in shares of Gain Capital in the 3rd quarter valued at $163,000. 52.16% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of GCAP opened at $7.30 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $321.04 million, a PE ratio of 10.98, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.09 and a beta of 0.10. The company has a current ratio of 1.39, a quick ratio of 1.39 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38. Gain Capital has a one year low of $6.08 and a one year high of $13.26.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 18th. Investors of record on Tuesday, December 11th will be issued a dividend of $0.06 per share. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.29%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, December 10th. Gain Capital’s payout ratio is currently -120.00%.

Gain Capital Company Profile

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 three segments: Retail, Institutional, and Futures. It specializes in over-the-counter (OTC) and exchange-traded markets.

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