KCG Holdings, Inc. Class A (NYSE:KCG) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the eight research firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $18.00.

Several analysts have recently commented on KCG shares. ValuEngine upgraded shares of KCG Holdings, Inc. Class A from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of KCG Holdings, Inc. Class A from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 15th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of KCG Holdings, Inc. Class A from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Sunday, July 16th.

KCG Holdings, Inc. Class A (NYSE KCG) traded up 0.15% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $20.00. The company had a trading volume of 371,341 shares. KCG Holdings, Inc. Class A has a 1-year low of $12.21 and a 1-year high of $20.02. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $19.99 and its 200 day moving average is $18.25.

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Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of KCG Holdings, Inc. Class A in the first quarter valued at approximately $115,000. Principal Financial Group Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of KCG Holdings, Inc. Class A in the first quarter valued at approximately $212,000. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA grew its position in shares of KCG Holdings, Inc. Class A by 1.2% in the first quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA now owns 12,996 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $232,000 after purchasing an additional 154 shares during the last quarter. Legal & General Group Plc grew its position 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 purchasing an additional 971 shares during the last quarter. Finally, State of Wisconsin Investment Board acquired a new stake in shares of KCG Holdings, Inc. Class A in the first quarter valued at approximately $279,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 82.43% of the company’s stock.

About KCG Holdings, Inc. Class A

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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