Media coverage about GAIN Capital (NYSE:GCAP) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. GAIN Capital earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.6886646738027 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- GAIN Capital’s GetGo mobile app adds new feature to suggest Profit Target level (forexfactory.com)
- GAIN Capital (GCAP) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Thursday (americanbankingnews.com)
- Insider Selling: GAIN Capital (GCAP) Insider Sells 5,000 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- GAIN Capital (GCAP) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Regulatory Vacuum Could Delay U.S. Crypto Offerings (finance.yahoo.com)
A number of brokerages have commented on GCAP. ValuEngine upgraded shares of GAIN Capital from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, April 13th. Sandler O’Neill restated a “hold” rating and issued a $7.50 target price on shares of GAIN Capital in a research note on Friday, April 6th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. GAIN Capital currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $7.56.
GAIN Capital (NYSE:GCAP) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, March 8th. The financial services provider reported ($0.10) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by ($0.24). The company had revenue of $69.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $72.89 million. GAIN Capital had a negative return on equity of 3.23% and a negative net margin of 3.66%. GAIN Capital’s revenue was down 39.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.42 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that GAIN Capital will post 0.7 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 30th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, March 27th were paid a dividend of $0.06 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, March 26th. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.96%. GAIN Capital’s dividend payout ratio is presently -120.00%.
In other news, insider Samantha Roady sold 4,871 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $7.19, for a total transaction of $35,022.49. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 253,891 shares in the company, valued at $1,825,476.29. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Ltd Ipgl acquired 69,647 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 9th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $6.98 per share, for a total transaction of $486,136.06. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 52,713 shares of company stock worth $386,515. Insiders own 5.60% of the company’s stock.
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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 three segments: Retail, Institutional, and Futures. It specializes in over-the-counter (OTC) and exchange-traded markets.
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