Media headlines about GAIN Capital Holdings (NYSE:GCAP) have trended very positive this week, according to AlphaOne Sentiment. AlphaOne, a division of Accern, scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. GAIN Capital Holdings earned a media sentiment score of 0.56 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 76 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for GAIN Capital Holdings (NYSE:GCAP)

GAIN Capital Holdings (GCAP) traded up 0.17% on Friday, hitting $5.88. The stock had a trading volume of 282,173 shares. The company has a market cap of $280.36 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 53.45 and a beta of 0.28. GAIN Capital Holdings has a 52-week low of $4.54 and a 52-week high of $8.75. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $6.09 and a 200-day moving average price of $7.12.

GAIN Capital Holdings (NYSE:GCAP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 4th. The financial services provider reported ($0.39) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.23) by $0.16. The company had revenue of $59.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $63.29 million. GAIN Capital Holdings had a net margin of 2.25% and a return on equity of 3.27%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 48.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.35 EPS. On average, equities research analysts predict that GAIN Capital Holdings will post $0.12 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, June 20th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, June 13th will be issued a $0.06 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 9th. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.08%. GAIN Capital Holdings’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 218.20%.

GCAP has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded GAIN Capital Holdings from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 13th. Jefferies Group LLC raised their price objective on GAIN Capital Holdings from $9.00 to $10.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, May 8th. TheStreet downgraded GAIN Capital Holdings from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 4th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of GAIN Capital Holdings in a research note on Monday, March 13th.

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In related news, insider Samantha Roady sold 30,750 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, April 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $8.52, for a total value of $261,990.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 304,738 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,596,367.76. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Senvest Management, Llc sold 50,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $5.94, for a total value of $297,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 92,754 shares of company stock valued at $640,383 in the last ninety days. 5.00% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

GAIN Capital Holdings Company Profile

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc (GAIN) is a provider of trading services and solutions, specializing in over-the-counter (OTC) and exchange-traded markets. The Company’s segments include Retail segment, Institutional segment and Futures segment. Through its retail segment, the Company provides its retail customers across the world with access to a range of global financial markets, including spot forex, precious metals, spread bets and contracts for difference (CFDs) on commodities, indices, individual equities and interest rate products, as well OTC options on forex.

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