Sandler O’Neill Analysts Give Gain Capital (NYSE:GCAP) a $5.00 Price Target

Gain Capital (NYSE:GCAP) has been assigned a $5.00 target price by research analysts at Sandler O’Neill in a research note issued on Tuesday, TipRanks reports. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the financial services provider’s stock. Sandler O’Neill’s price target would suggest a potential downside of 7.58% from the company’s previous close.

GCAP has been the subject of several other reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded Gain Capital from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and lifted their price target for the company from $5.50 to $6.00 in a report on Thursday, August 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Gain Capital from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $5.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, August 19th. ValuEngine raised shares of Gain Capital from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, September 5th. Finally, TheStreet lowered shares of Gain Capital from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Monday, June 10th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Gain Capital has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $5.33.

GCAP traded up $0.05 on Tuesday, reaching $5.41. 220,722 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 234,298. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $4.51 and its 200-day moving average price is $5.03. Gain Capital has a 52-week low of $3.75 and a 52-week high of $7.89. The company has a market cap of $200.46 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.07 and a beta of 0.65. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.51, a current ratio of 1.30 and a quick ratio of 1.30.



Gain Capital (NYSE:GCAP) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.10 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.06) by $0.16. Gain Capital had a negative net margin of 6.15% and a negative return on equity of 5.36%. The business had revenue of $75.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $73.33 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.10 EPS. Gain Capital’s revenue was down 10.3% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, equities research analysts forecast that Gain Capital will post -0.49 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its stake in Gain Capital by 306.7% during the first quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 5,670 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $36,000 after acquiring an additional 4,276 shares during the period. Menta Capital LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Gain Capital during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $65,000. Jane Street Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of Gain Capital during the second quarter valued at approximately $103,000. Walleye Trading Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Gain Capital during the second quarter valued at approximately $120,000. Finally, Paloma Partners Management Co bought a new stake in shares of Gain Capital during the second quarter valued at approximately $168,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 53.15% of the company’s stock.

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 two segments, Retail and Futures. It specializes in over-the-counter (OTC) and exchange-traded markets. The company offers access to a range of financial products, including spot foreign exchange (forex) and precious metals trading; and spread bets and contracts for differences on currencies, commodities, indices, individual equities, bonds, options, and interest rate products, as well as OTC options on forex.

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