Keeley Teton Advisors LLC trimmed its holdings in Virtu Financial Inc (NASDAQ:VIRT) by 5.9% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 143,116 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 9,000 shares during the period. Keeley Teton Advisors LLC owned about 0.08% of Virtu Financial worth $2,318,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in VIRT. Quantbot Technologies LP bought a new position in shares of Virtu Financial during the third quarter valued at about $104,000. Ffcm LLC bought a new position in shares of Virtu Financial during the third quarter valued at about $116,000. Stevens Capital Management LP bought a new position in shares of Virtu Financial during the third quarter valued at about $179,000. WBI Investments Inc. bought a new position in shares of Virtu Financial during the second quarter valued at about $194,000. Finally, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC lifted its position in shares of Virtu Financial by 1.0% during the second quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 19,112 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $337,000 after purchasing an additional 185 shares in the last quarter. 26.58% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Virtu Financial Inc (VIRT) opened at $16.80 on Friday. Virtu Financial Inc has a 1-year low of $13.10 and a 1-year high of $19.07. The company has a current ratio of 0.63, a quick ratio of 0.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.23. The stock has a market cap of $3,107.69, a PE ratio of 28.14 and a beta of 0.38.

Virtu Financial (NASDAQ:VIRT) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 7th. The financial services provider reported $0.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.04 by $0.04. Virtu Financial had a net margin of 0.13% and a return on equity of 11.56%. The business had revenue of $159.79 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $157.40 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.20 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 64.4% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Virtu Financial Inc will post 0.42 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Friday, December 1st will be issued a dividend of $0.24 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 30th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.71%. Virtu Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 600.04%.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on VIRT shares. Citigroup reissued a “sell” rating and set a $14.00 price target (down from $16.00) on shares of Virtu Financial in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Goldman Sachs Group reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $16.00 price target on shares of Virtu Financial in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. BidaskClub raised shares of Virtu Financial from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 12th. Rosenblatt Securities started coverage on shares of Virtu Financial in a research report on Friday, September 15th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $18.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Evercore ISI started coverage on shares of Virtu Financial in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. They set an “in-line” rating and a $17.00 price target on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Virtu Financial has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $16.86.

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Virtu Financial Profile

Virtu Financial, Inc is a holding company. The Company is a technology-enabled market maker and liquidity provider to the financial markets across the world. It is engaged in buying or selling a range of securities and other financial instruments and earning small bid/ask spreads across various transactions.

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