How These Financial Stocks are Faring? -- Stifel Financial, Brown & Brown, Interactive Brokers, and KCG Holdings

Aug 09, 2016, 09:25 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, August 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- today takes a closer look at the Financials sector, which includes banks, investment funds, thrifts, asset managers, insurance companies, and REITs. Under evaluation are Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF), Brown & Brown Inc. (NYSE: BRO), Interactive Brokers Group Inc. (NASDAQ: IBKR), and KCG Holdings Inc. (NYSE: KCG). Register now and get full and free access to our downloadable research reports on these stocks at:

Stifel Financial  

St. Louis, Missouri headquartered Stifel Financial Corp.'s shares fell 0.27%, closing Monday's trading session at $37.15. The stock recorded a trading volume of 389,313 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 21.33% in the last month and 19.61% in the previous three months. The stock is trading 8.41% above its 50-day moving average and 4.20% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Stifel Financial, which provides retail brokerage; securities trading; investment banking; investment advisory; retail, consumer, and commercial banking; and related financial services for individual investors, corporations, municipalities, and institutions in the US, the UK, and Europe, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 63.58.

On July 26th, 2016, Stifel Financial announced that it will redeem 100% of its outstanding 5.375% Senior Notes due 2022 (the "Notes") on August 12th, 2016, the redemption date. The redemption price is equal to the sum of $150 million, the principal amount of the Notes outstanding, and accrued and unpaid interest on the Notes up to, but not including, the redemption date. Access our complete research report on SF for free at:

Brown & Brown  

On Monday, shares in Daytona Beach, Florida headquartered Brown & Brown Inc. recorded a trading volume of 458,831 shares. The stock rose 0.30%, ending the day at $36.96. The Company's shares have advanced 5.50% in the previous three months and 16.41% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 1.78% and 10.14%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Brown & Brown, which markets and sells insurance products and services primarily in the US, as well as in England, Bermuda, and the Cayman Islands, have an RSI of 54.73.

On July 18th, 2016, Brown & Brown reported GAAP revenues for Q2 2016 of $446.5 million, an increase of $27.1 million, or 6.5%, as compared to Q2 2015. The company's net income was $66.2 million, up 8.5%, and diluted earnings per share was $0.47, up 9.3%, from Q2 2015.

On July 20th, 2016, research firm RBC Capital Markets reiterated its 'Sector Perform' rating on the Company's stock with an increase of the target price from $35 a share to $37 a share. The complimentary research report on BRO can be downloaded at:

Interactive Brokers Group  

Greenwich, Connecticut headquartered Interactive Brokers Group Inc.'s stock finished the day 0.89% lower at $35.81 and with a total volume of 448,055 shares traded. The Company's shares have gained 1.19% in the last one month. The stock is trading below its 50-day moving average by 2.10%. Additionally, shares of Interactive Brokers Group, which operates as an automated electronic broker and market maker in the US and internationally, has an RSI of 49.41.

On July 20th, 2016, the company reported diluted earnings per share on a comprehensive basis of $0.36 for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, compared to diluted earnings per share on a comprehensive basis of $0.44 for the same period in 2015. The company's net revenues were $369 million for Q2 2016, compared to net revenues of $387 million for the Q2 2015.The results for the quarter were positively impacted by strong growth in net interest income, which increased 17% from the same period in 2015. Register for free on and get access to the latest PDF format report on IBKR at:

KCG Holdings  

Shares in Jersey City, New Jersey headquartered KCG Holdings Inc. ended yesterday's session 0.20% lower at $14.88. The stock recorded a trading volume of 834,687 shares, which was above its three months average volume of 584,940 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 9.65% in the last one month, 10.47% over the previous three months, and 20.88% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 6.40% and 18.48% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Moreover, shares of KCG Holdings, which provides various services designed to address trading needs across asset classes, product types, and time zones, have an RSI of 62.52.

On July 27th, 2016, KCG Holdings announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Neonet Securities AB, an independent agency broker and execution specialist based in Stockholm, Sweden from its shareholders, Hay Tor Capital, KAS BANK and Cidron Delfi Intressenter Holding. Financial terms were not disclosed. Download your free research report on KCG at:


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