GAIN Capital (GCAP) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

Press coverage about GAIN Capital (NYSE:GCAP) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. GAIN Capital earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.8295945925191 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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Shares of GAIN Capital stock opened at $8.12 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.24, a quick ratio of 1.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46. GAIN Capital has a twelve month low of $5.56 and a twelve month high of $13.26. The firm has a market capitalization of $364.68, a P/E ratio of -40.60, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.54 and a beta of 0.05.

GAIN Capital (NYSE:GCAP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 8th. The financial services provider reported ($0.10) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.14 by ($0.24). GAIN Capital had a negative return on equity of 3.23% and a negative net margin of 3.66%. The business had revenue of $69.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $72.89 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.42 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 39.8% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that GAIN Capital will post 0.7 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 30th. Investors of record on Tuesday, March 27th were paid a $0.06 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, March 26th. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.96%. GAIN Capital’s dividend payout ratio is -120.00%.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on GCAP. ValuEngine raised shares of GAIN Capital from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, April 13th. Sandler O’Neill reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $7.50 price objective on shares of GAIN Capital in a research note on Friday, April 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $7.56.

In other GAIN Capital news, CFO Nigel Rose sold 4,239 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $7.19, for a total transaction of $30,478.41. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 83,507 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $600,415.33. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, General Counsel Diego Rotsztain sold 3,648 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $7.19, for a total transaction of $26,229.12. Following the sale, the general counsel now directly owns 101,847 shares in the company, valued at approximately $732,279.93. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 47,713 shares of company stock worth $346,515. 5.60% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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GAIN Capital Company Profile

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc, together with its subsidiary, provides trading services and solutions to retail, institutional, and futures service customers worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Retail, Institutional, and Futures. It specializes in over-the-counter (OTC) and exchange-traded markets.

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