Media headlines about Gain Capital (NYSE:GCAP) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Gain Capital earned a daily sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.3677857855002 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Ltd Ipgl Acquires 69,647 Shares of Gain Capital Holdings Inc (GCAP) Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- GAIN Capital Clarifies Impact of U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results (finance.yahoo.com)
- Gain Capital Holdings Inc to Post Q2 2018 Earnings of $0.16 Per Share, Jefferies Group Forecasts (GCAP) (americanbankingnews.com)
- GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. 2017 Q4 – Results – Earnings Call Slides (seekingalpha.com)
- Gain Capital (GCAP) Downgraded by ValuEngine to Sell (americanbankingnews.com)
Separately, ValuEngine lowered shares of Gain Capital from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $7.58.
Gain Capital (NYSE:GCAP) last announced its earnings results 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 net margin of 3.66% and a negative return on equity of 3.24%. The firm had revenue of $69.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $72.89 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.42 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 39.8% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Gain Capital will post 0.75 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Investors of record on Tuesday, March 27th will be paid a $0.06 dividend. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.39%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, March 26th. Gain Capital’s payout ratio is -120.00%.
In other news, major shareholder Ltd Ipgl bought 69,647 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 9th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $6.98 per share, with a total value of $486,136.06. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, General Counsel Diego Rotsztain sold 49,149 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.00, for a total transaction of $442,341.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the general counsel now directly owns 107,615 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $968,535. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 139,010 shares of company stock valued at $1,220,918 in the last three months. 5.60% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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About Gain Capital
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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