Gain Capital (NYSE:GCAP) was downgraded by equities researchers at TheStreet from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report issued on Monday, TheStreetRatingsTable reports.

Several other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on the company. ValuEngine upgraded Gain Capital from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 15th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded 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 given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $8.75.

Shares of Gain Capital stock opened at $4.13 on Monday. Gain Capital has a 52 week low of $3.77 and a 52 week high of $8.34. The firm has a market capitalization of $143.14 million, a PE ratio of 6.16 and a beta of 0.69. The company has a current ratio of 1.29, a quick ratio of 1.29 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.50.

Gain Capital (NYSE:GCAP) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 25th. The financial services provider reported ($0.76) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.72) by ($0.04). The business had revenue of $38.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $39.26 million. Gain Capital had a net margin of 16.24% and a negative return on equity of 4.73%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 61.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.36 EPS. Equities analysts forecast that Gain Capital will post -0.72 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Gain Capital news, insider Samantha Roady sold 4,893 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $6.57, for a total transaction of $32,147.01. Following the sale, the insider now owns 241,257 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,585,058.49. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CFO Nigel Rose sold 4,256 shares of the company’s 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 sale, the chief financial officer now owns 114,923 shares in the company, valued at approximately $755,044.11. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 41,578 shares of company stock worth $210,376. 6.40% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of GCAP. Robotti Robert boosted its position in shares of Gain Capital by 1,374.6% in the 4th quarter. Robotti Robert now owns 368,650 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $2,271,000 after purchasing an additional 343,650 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Gain Capital by 21.9% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,497,918 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $9,736,000 after purchasing an additional 268,989 shares during the period. Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Gain Capital in the 1st quarter valued at about $1,293,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its position in shares of Gain Capital by 31.9% in the 1st quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 550,200 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $3,455,000 after purchasing an additional 133,000 shares during the period. Finally, Toroso Investments LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Gain Capital in the 4th quarter valued at about $564,000. Institutional investors own 55.11% of the company’s stock.

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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