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Knight Capital Group (NYSE:KCG) major shareholder Daniel V. Tierney 2011 Trust sold 425,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.04, for a total transaction of $4,692,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Large shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

A number of research firms have recently commented on KCG. Analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Knight Capital Group from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note to investors on Tuesday. They now have a $13.10 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Compass Point raised their price target on shares of Knight Capital Group from $11.00 to $14.00 in a research note to investors on Thursday, December 12th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.42.

Shares of Knight Capital Group (NYSE:KCG) traded up 3.57% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $11.30. 452,971 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Knight Capital Group has a 52-week low of $8.11 and a 52-week high of $12.61. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $11.73 and its 200-day moving average is $9.87. The company has a market cap of $1.383 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 2.02.

Knight Capital Group (NYSE:KCG) last announced its earnings results on Friday, January 31st. The company reported ($0.16) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.28. The company had revenue of $322.05 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $125.99 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.05 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 155.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Knight Capital Group will post $0.85 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

KCG Holdings, Inc is a holding company. The Company is an independent securities company offering investors a range of services designed to address trading needs across asset classes, product types and time zones.

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