Analysts expect that Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE:GCAP) will report earnings of $0.05 per share for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have made estimates for Gain Capital’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.17 and the lowest estimate coming in at ($0.07). Gain Capital reported earnings per share of $0.10 in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year over year growth rate of 50%. The company is expected to report its next earnings report on Thursday, July 25th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Gain Capital will report full year earnings of ($0.46) per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($0.65) to ($0.27). For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the company will report earnings of $0.72 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.67 to $0.76. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that cover Gain Capital.

Gain Capital (NYSE:GCAP) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 28th. The financial services provider reported ($0.11) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.05) by ($0.06). The business had revenue of $79.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $77.05 million. Gain Capital had a negative return on equity of 4.73% and a net margin of 16.24%.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on GCAP shares. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Gain Capital from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 9th. TheStreet downgraded shares of Gain Capital from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 15th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Gain Capital from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, March 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $8.75.

In other news, CFO Nigel Rose sold 4,256 shares of Gain Capital stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $6.57, for a total value of $27,961.92. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 114,923 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $755,044.11. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Samantha Roady sold 4,893 shares of Gain Capital stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $6.57, for a total value of $32,147.01. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 241,257 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,585,058.49. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 25,164 shares of company stock worth $145,317 over the last ninety days. 6.40% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its position in shares of Gain Capital by 306.7% in the 1st quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 5,670 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $36,000 after purchasing an additional 4,276 shares during the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company purchased a new position in shares of Gain Capital in the 1st quarter worth about $71,000. Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Gain Capital in the 1st quarter worth about $93,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC purchased a new position in Gain Capital in the 3rd quarter worth about $105,000. Finally, Hartford Investment Management Co. purchased a new position in Gain Capital in the 4th quarter worth about $144,000. 55.81% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of NYSE:GCAP opened at $4.69 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.50, a current ratio of 1.29 and a quick ratio of 1.34. The stock has a market cap of $171.55 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.00 and a beta of 0.39. Gain Capital has a twelve month low of $4.58 and a twelve month high of $8.37.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 28th. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 24th will be issued a $0.06 dividend. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.12%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 21st. Gain Capital’s payout ratio is 35.82%.

About Gain Capital

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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