KCG Holdings, Inc. Class A (NYSE:KCG) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eight brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $18.00.

KCG has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Buckingham Research lowered KCG Holdings, Inc. Class A from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $20.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Thursday, April 20th. Zacks Investment Research lowered KCG Holdings, Inc. Class A from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, April 22nd. Sandler O’Neill lowered KCG Holdings, Inc. Class A from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 24th. ValuEngine upgraded KCG Holdings, Inc. Class A from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub lowered KCG Holdings, Inc. Class A from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Sunday, July 16th.

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Shares of KCG Holdings, Inc. Class A (KCG) traded up 0.15% on Friday, reaching $20.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 371,341 shares. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $19.96 and a 200 day moving average of $17.82. KCG Holdings, Inc. Class A has a 52 week low of $12.21 and a 52 week high of $20.02.

In other news, COO Nick Ogurtsov sold 58,549 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.85, for a total value of $1,162,197.65. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. 9.40% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its stake in shares of KCG Holdings, Inc. Class A by 61.2% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 14,224 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $284,000 after buying an additional 5,399 shares during the last quarter. GABELLI & Co INVESTMENT ADVISERS INC. acquired a new stake in shares of KCG Holdings, Inc. Class A during the second quarter valued at approximately $615,000. Legal & General Group Plc increased its stake in shares of KCG Holdings, Inc. Class A by 7.7% in the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 13,539 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $270,000 after buying an additional 971 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its stake in shares of KCG Holdings, Inc. Class A by 8.7% in the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 281,738 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $5,618,000 after buying an additional 22,482 shares during the last quarter. Finally, State of Wisconsin Investment Board increased its stake in shares of KCG Holdings, Inc. Class A by 98.1% in the second quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 31,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $618,000 after buying an additional 15,349 shares during the last quarter. 82.43% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

KCG Holdings, Inc. Class A Company Profile

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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