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How to buy BGC Partners stock | $5.52

Learn how to easily invest in BGC Partners stock.

BGC Partners Inc is a capital markets business based in the US. BGC Partners shares (BGCP) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. BGC Partners employs 4,900 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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BGC Partners stock price (NASDAQ: BGCP)

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BGC Partners shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-24.
Latest market close$5.52
52-week range$2.42 - $6.50
50-day moving average $5.26
200-day moving average $5.51
Wall St. target price$7.00
PE ratio 31.0112
Dividend yield $0.04 (0.73%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.18

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Is it a good time to buy BGC Partners stock?

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BGC Partners price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $5.52 from 2021-10-25

1 week (2021-10-20) 0.55%
1 month (2021-09-27) 5.14%
3 months (2021-07-27) 5.34%
6 months (2021-04-27) -4.00%
1 year (2020-10-26) 117.32%
2 years (2019-10-25) 5.75%
3 years (2018-10-26) 10.8106
5 years (2016-10-26) 8.7817

Is BGC Partners under- or over-valued?

Valuing BGC Partners stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of BGC Partners's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

BGC Partners's P/E ratio

BGC Partners's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 31x. In other words, BGC Partners shares trade at around 31x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

BGC Partners's PEG ratio

BGC Partners's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.22. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into BGC Partners's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

BGC Partners financials

Revenue TTM $1.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.25%
Gross profit TTM $1.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.64%
Return on equity TTM 9.92%
Profit margin 3.54%
Book value $1.83
Market capitalisation $2.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting BGC Partners shares

There are currently 9.0 million BGC Partners shares held short by investors – that's known as BGC Partners's "short interest". This figure is 10.8% down from 10.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting BGC Partners shares can be evaluated.

BGC Partners's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

BGC Partners's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of BGC Partners shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of BGC Partners shares traded daily (recently around 2.7 million). BGC Partners's SIR currently stands at 3.39. In other words for every 100,000 BGC Partners shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3390 shares are currently held short.

However BGC Partners's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of BGC Partners shares, or, against the total number of tradable BGC Partners shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case BGC Partners's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 BGC Partners shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0274% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable BGC Partners shares, roughly 27 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against BGC Partners.

Find out more about how you can short BGC Partners stock.

BGC Partners share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 6.9% of net profits

Recently BGC Partners has paid out, on average, around 6.9% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.72% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), BGC Partners shareholders could enjoy a 0.72% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In BGC Partners's case, that would currently equate to about $0.04 per share.

While BGC Partners's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that BGC Partners is investing more in its future growth.

BGC Partners's most recent dividend payout was on 6 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have BGC Partners's shares ever split?

BGC Partners's shares were split on a 1555:1000 basis on 2 December 2018. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1555 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your BGC Partners shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 35.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for BGC Partners shares which in turn could have impacted BGC Partners's share price.

BGC Partners share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, BGC Partners's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.4189 up to $6.5025. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BGCP.US volatility(beta: 2.14)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while BGC Partners's is 2.1381. This would suggest that BGC Partners's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

BGC Partners overview

BGC Partners, Inc. operates as a brokerage and financial technology company in the United States, Canada, Europe, the United Kingdom, Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and internationally. It offers various brokerage products, such as fixed income, such as government bonds, corporate bonds, and other debt instruments, as well as related interest rate derivatives and credit derivatives; and fixed income, equity derivatives and cash equities, energy and commodities, shipping, insurance, and futures and options. The company also provides other services that include trade execution, brokerage, clearing, trade compression, post-trade, information, and other back office services to financial and non-financial institutions. In addition, it offers electronic brokerage, financial technology solutions, market data, post-trade services, and analytics related to financial instrument and markets under the Fenics, BGC Trader, CreditMatch, Fenics Market Data, BGC Market Data, kACE2, EMBonds, Capitalab, Swaptioniser, CBID, and Lucera brand names. Further, the company provides screen-based market solutions, which enable its clients to develop a marketplace, trade with their customers, issue debt, trade odd lots, access program trading interfaces, and access its network and intellectual property; option pricing and analysis tools; and software and technology infrastructure for the transactional and technology related elements. It primarily serves banks, broker-dealers, investment banks, trading firms, hedge funds, governments, and corporations, as well as investment firms.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of BGC Partners is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 7.786% of BGC Partners shares are held by insiders and 66.974% by institutions.
How many people work for BGC Partners?
Latest data suggests 4,900 work at BGC Partners.
When does the fiscal year end for BGC Partners?
BGC Partners's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is BGC Partners based?
BGC Partners's address is: 499 Park Avenue, New York, NY, United States, 10022
What is BGC Partners's ISIN number?
BGC Partners's international securities identification number is: US05541T1016
What is BGC Partners's CUSIP number?
BGC Partners's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 05541T101

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