Equities analysts expect Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE:GCAP) to post $0.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have provided estimates for Gain Capital’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.15 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.22. Gain Capital reported earnings per share of $0.43 during the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year-over-year growth rate of 55.8%. The company is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, March 8th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Gain Capital will report full year earnings of $0.11 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.08 to $0.13. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the company will post earnings of $0.70 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.65 to $0.75. Zacks’ EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of research firms that cover Gain Capital.

Gain Capital (NYSE:GCAP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.05 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.01) by $0.06. Gain Capital had a net margin of 3.72% and a return on equity of 5.62%. The business had revenue of $81.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $79.86 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.11) EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.6% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several research analysts have commented on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of Gain Capital from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and issued a $7.00 target price on shares of Gain Capital in a research report on Friday, October 6th. TheStreet cut shares of Gain Capital from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Gain Capital from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Gain Capital presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $7.58.

In other news, Director Christopher Warren Calhoun sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $7.00, for a total value of $35,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 23,278 shares in the company, valued at $162,946. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Company insiders own 5.00% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in GCAP. Alliancebernstein L.P. lifted its stake in Gain Capital by 1.2% during the first quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 25,100 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $209,000 after purchasing an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in Gain Capital by 8.5% during the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,273,862 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $10,611,000 after purchasing an additional 99,492 shares during the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in Gain Capital by 28.5% during the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 330,065 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $2,748,000 after purchasing an additional 73,138 shares during the last quarter. Morgan Stanley lifted its stake in Gain Capital by 4.5% during the first quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 288,766 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $2,405,000 after purchasing an additional 12,439 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of America Corp DE lifted its stake in Gain Capital by 40.6% during the first quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 34,534 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $287,000 after purchasing an additional 9,964 shares during the last quarter. 56.25% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Gain Capital (GCAP) traded down $0.33 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $7.11. 421,900 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 301,710. Gain Capital has a 1 year low of $5.56 and a 1 year high of $8.95. The company has a current ratio of 1.24, a quick ratio of 1.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45. The company has a market cap of $335.38, a PE ratio of 21.88, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 9.45 and a beta of 0.27.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 21st. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 11th will be issued a $0.06 dividend. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.38%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 8th. Gain Capital’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 80.00%.

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Gain Capital Company Profile

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc (GAIN) is a provider of trading services and solutions, specializing in over-the-counter (OTC) and exchange-traded markets. The Company’s segments include Retail segment, Institutional segment and Futures segment. Through its retail segment, the Company provides its retail customers across the world with access to a range of global financial markets, including spot forex, precious metals, spread bets and contracts for difference (CFDs) on commodities, indices, individual equities and interest rate products, as well OTC options on forex.

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