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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for KCG. The maximum price target given was 20, which equates to a potential upside of 0.15 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 20, implying a possible loss of 0.15 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -57.14 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -63.13 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -21.43 percent, compared to last month. 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, while 1 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of KCG's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -91.52 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 63.55 percent, 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.