INTL Fcstone (NASDAQ:INTL) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Thursday, September 20th.

Separately, ValuEngine lowered INTL Fcstone from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 2nd.

INTL stock traded down $0.86 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $44.79. 94,952 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 84,373. The firm has a market capitalization of $913.57 million, a P/E ratio of 25.30 and a beta of 1.80. INTL Fcstone has a 52 week low of $38.58 and a 52 week high of $57.00. The company has a quick ratio of 0.99, a current ratio of 1.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42.

INTL Fcstone (NASDAQ:INTL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 6th. The financial services provider reported $1.25 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.96 by $0.29. The business had revenue of $259.80 million for the quarter. INTL Fcstone had a return on equity of 7.95% and a net margin of 0.05%.

In related news, insider Brian T. Sephton sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, July 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.00, for a total transaction of $275,000.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 108,137 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,947,535. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CFO William J. Dunaway sold 2,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, July 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.00, for a total value of $137,500.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 31,058 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,708,190. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 20.48% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Van Berkom & Associates Inc. raised its stake in INTL Fcstone by 0.9% during the 2nd quarter. Van Berkom & Associates Inc. now owns 1,583,811 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $81,899,000 after buying an additional 13,927 shares during the period. Legal & General Group Plc raised its stake in INTL Fcstone by 7.4% during the 2nd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 31,094 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,603,000 after buying an additional 2,154 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. raised its stake in INTL Fcstone by 3.1% during the 1st quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 119,888 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $5,117,000 after buying an additional 3,621 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC acquired a new position in INTL Fcstone during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $241,000. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in INTL Fcstone by 2.0% during the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 895,234 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $46,292,000 after buying an additional 17,733 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 73.21% of the company’s stock.

INTL Fcstone Company Profile

INTL FCStone Inc operates as a financial services company worldwide. The company's Commercial Hedging segment offers risk management consulting services related to agricultural and energy commodities, and base metal products listed on the London Metals Exchange. Its Global Payments segment provides payment solutions to banks and commercial businesses; and charities and non-governmental organizations, and government organizations.

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