KCG Holdings, Inc. (KCG) Downgraded by BidaskClub to Sell
KCG Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:KCG) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Sunday.
Several other equities analysts have also issued reports on KCG. Zacks Investment Research raised KCG Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 15th. ValuEngine raised KCG Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Buckingham Research lowered KCG Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $20.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Thursday, April 20th. Wells Fargo & Company lowered KCG Holdings from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Monday, April 3rd. Finally, Sandler O’Neill lowered KCG Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 24th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. KCG Holdings currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $17.33.
KCG Holdings (KCG) traded up 0.05% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $19.99. 541,909 shares of the stock traded hands. KCG Holdings has a 52-week low of $12.21 and a 52-week high of $20.00. The firm has a market cap of $1.26 billion, a P/E ratio of 7.25 and a beta of 1.50. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $19.88 and its 200 day moving average is $16.79.
KCG Holdings (NYSE:KCG) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 20th. The financial services provider reported $0.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.04) by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $255.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $250.75 million. KCG Holdings had a return on equity of 15.36% and a net margin of 16.25%. KCG Holdings’s quarterly revenue was down 26.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.41 EPS. Equities analysts predict that KCG Holdings will post $0.23 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other KCG Holdings news, COO Nick Ogurtsov sold 58,549 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.85, for a total value of $1,162,197.65. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, General Counsel John A. Mccarthy sold 26,951 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.94, for a total value of $537,402.94. Following the completion of the transaction, the general counsel now directly owns 61,829 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,232,870.26. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 9.40% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Allianz Asset Management AG raised its position in shares of KCG Holdings by 118.7% in the fourth quarter. Allianz Asset Management AG now owns 88,414 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,171,000 after buying an additional 47,989 shares during the period. Norges Bank acquired a new position in shares of KCG Holdings during the fourth quarter worth $8,204,000. Yorktown Management & Research Co Inc acquired a new position in shares of KCG Holdings during the first quarter worth $193,000. GSA Capital Partners LLP raised its position in shares of KCG Holdings by 2.7% in the fourth quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 23,890 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $317,000 after buying an additional 623 shares during the period. Finally, OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp acquired a new position in shares of KCG Holdings during the first quarter worth $7,319,000. 82.42% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
About KCG Holdings
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. The Company combines technology with client service across market making, agency execution and venues.
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