Analyst Ratings for KCG Holdings Inc. (KCG)

Updated: 2017-07-18

Shares of KCG Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KCG) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. KCG had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

Of the 2 analysts covering the stock, 0 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 2 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 2. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

KCG was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 20, implying potential capital gains of 0.15 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 20, implying a possible loss of 0.15 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -57.14 percent. That number becomes -63.13 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -21.43 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -25.58 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 1 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of KCG's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -91.52 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of KCG is -0.08.

In the trailing 52-weeks, KCG hit 20.02 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 12.21. Today's price is 63.55 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 0.25 percent. KCG has a price/earnings ratio of 7.21. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The KCG value stock report compares KCG to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.29 billion. KCG will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.