Sandler O’Neill set a $5.00 target price on Gain Capital (NYSE:GCAP) in a report released on Tuesday, TipRanks reports. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

Several other research analysts have also recently weighed in on the company. TheStreet cut Gain Capital from a c- rating to a d+ rating in a report on Monday, June 10th. ValuEngine raised Gain Capital from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Thursday, September 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Gain Capital from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating and set a $5.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, August 19th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded Gain Capital from a neutral rating to an overweight rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $5.50 to $6.00 in a research report on Thursday, August 15th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $5.33.

Shares of Gain Capital stock traded up $0.05 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $5.41. 220,722 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 234,298. The business has a fifty day moving average of $4.51 and a two-hundred day moving average of $5.03. The company has a market capitalization of $200.46 million, a P/E ratio of 8.07 and a beta of 0.65. The company has a quick ratio of 1.30, a current ratio of 1.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.51. Gain Capital has a 1 year low of $3.75 and a 1 year high of $7.89.

Gain Capital (NYSE:GCAP) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.10 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.06) by $0.16. Gain Capital had a negative net margin of 6.15% and a negative return on equity of 5.36%. The firm had revenue of $75.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $73.33 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.10 earnings per share. Gain Capital’s quarterly revenue was down 10.3% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, research analysts predict that Gain Capital will post -0.49 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 27th. Investors of record on Monday, September 23rd will be issued a $0.06 dividend. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.44%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 20th. Gain Capital’s dividend payout ratio is currently 35.82%.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its position in Gain Capital by 306.7% in the first quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 5,670 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $36,000 after purchasing an additional 4,276 shares during the period. Menta Capital LLC purchased a new position in shares of Gain Capital during the 2nd quarter worth $65,000. Jane Street Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Gain Capital during the 2nd quarter worth about $103,000. Walleye Trading Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Gain Capital during the 2nd quarter worth about $120,000. Finally, Paloma Partners Management Co purchased a new stake in Gain Capital in the 2nd quarter valued at about $168,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 53.15% of the company’s stock.

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 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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