The most recent short interest data show 24.89% of the company's stock are short sold.
According to Zacks brokerage recommendations, Virtu Financial, Inc. US Bancorp DE boosted its stake in shares of Virtu Financial by 80.1% in the first quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 15,512 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $264,000 after buying an additional 1,023 shares in the last quarter. First Bank & Trust increased its stake in Virtu Financial by 28.4% in the first quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 43.88% of the company's stock. Eagle Ridge Investment Management purchased a new stake in Virtu Financial during the first quarter valued at about $250,000. Advisors Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Virtu Financial by 192.2% in the first quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 16,312 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $277,000 after buying an additional 7,256 shares during the period. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC purchased a new position in shares of Virtu Financial during the first quarter worth approximately $2,126,000.
With a total market value of $0, Virtu Financial has price-earnings ratio of 35.87 with a one year low of $12.35 and a one year high of $19.07. The company's 50-day moving average is $16.81 and its 200 day moving average is $16.80. The firm has a market cap of $685.68 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 36.52 and a beta of 0.39.
Wall Street analysts are predicting that Virtu Financial Cm A (NASDAQ:VIRT) will report earnings per share of $0.19 in their quarterly report. Quantbot Technologies LP now owns 6,316 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $107,000 after buying an additional 5,916 shares during the last quarter. The firm had revenue of $77.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $82.23 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.24 EPS. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Virtu Financial will post $0.67 EPS for the current year. First Bank & Trust now owns 8,967 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $152,000 after buying an additional 1,983 shares in the last quarter. More interesting news about Virtu Financial Inc (NASDAQ:VIRT) were released by: Marketwatch.com and their article: "Low volatility dampens Virtu's profit" published on August 08, 2017 as well as Globenewswire.com's news article titled: "Virtu Financial to Host Conference Call Announcing 2017 Second Quarter Results ..." with publication date: July 27, 2017. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.71%.
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Shares of Virtu Financial (VIRT) traded up 1.82% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $16.80. On February 9 UBS held the stock rating at "Buy" but lowered the price target to $24.00 from $27.00. They set a "neutral" rating and a $16.00 price objective for the company. The company now has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $15.50. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.
On 4/11/2017 Tjmt Holdings Llc, Insider, bought 100,000 with an average share price of $15.62 per share and the total transaction amounting to $1,562,000.00.
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