Momentum Stock Watch: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (GCAP)

Company Profile:

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. 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, Futures segment, and Corporate and other. The retail segment provides its retail customers with access to a range of global financial markets, including spot foreign exchange (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. The institutional segment provides agency execution services and offers access to markets and self-directed trading in forex, commodities, equities, options and futures through an electronic communications network (ECN), through its GTX platform. The futures segment offers execution and risk management services for exchange-traded futures and futures options on the United States and European futures and options exchanges. As of December 31, 2015, it had 173,738 funded retail accounts. GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Recent News:

For the month of August 2016, OTC average daily volume1 of $8.3 billion, a decrease of 17.6% from July 2016 and 54.9% from August 2015; ECN average daily volume1 of $6.5 billion, a decrease of 21.1% from July 2016 and 8.4% from August 2015; Futures average daily contracts of 28,271, a decrease of 4.6% from July 2016 and 19.5% from August 2015.

For the second quarter of 2016, Net income was $10.8 million, up from a $7.1 million loss in the second quarter of 2015, and adjusted EBITDA was $27.6 million, up from $9.0 million in the second quarter of 2015.

On July 19, 2016, the company launched a refresh of its global retail FX brand,, which includes a new visual identity and updated online presence. The new website offers enhanced market research & commentary along with expanded educational content for traders of all experience levels.


Fundamental Analysis:

Ninestocks analyzes several different financial aspects: Growth, Profitability, solvency and efficiency.

Growth – Measures the growth of both the company’s income statement and cash flow.


Profitability – Measures the historical price movement of the stock.


Solvency – Measures the solvency of the company based on several ratios.


Efficiency – Measures the strength and historic growth of a company’s return on invested capital.



GCAP’s strengths can be seen in its strong growth and robust efficiency. Its revenue has increased over several years. Technical indicators signal the bullish signs, as there is a bullish cross in MACD and Stochastic Oscillator. RSI is increasing to 51.65. We rate GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (GCAP) a Strong BUY.

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