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How to buy BGC Partners stock
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 3,920 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.8 billion.
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – BGCP – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
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BGC Partners stock price (NASDAQ: BGCP)Use our graph to track the performance of BGCP stocks over time.
BGC Partners shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$3.23|
|52-week range||$2.99 - $5.58|
|50-day moving average||$3.97|
|200-day moving average||$4.00|
|Wall St. target price||$7.75|
|Dividend yield||$0.04 (1.1%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.28|
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BGC Partners price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-22)||-14.55%|
|1 month (2022-08-31)||-19.65%|
|3 months (2022-07-01)||-7.98%|
|6 months (2022-03-31)||-26.59%|
|1 year (2021-10-01)||-40.41%|
|2 years (2020-10-01)||28.69%|
|3 years (2019-10-01)||5.32|
|5 years (2017-09-29)||14.1821|
Is BGC Partners stock undervalued or overvalued?
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 13x. In other words, BGC Partners shares trade at around 13x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-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||$1.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||2.58%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.43%|
|Return on equity TTM||15.67%|
|Market capitalisation||$1.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
BGC Partners share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 5.8% of net profits
Recently BGC Partners has paid out, on average, around 5.8% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.1% 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 1.1% 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 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have BGC Partners's shares ever split?
BGC Partners's shares were split on a 1555:1000 basis on 3 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 $2.9928 up to $5.5842. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 1.7423. This would suggest that BGC Partners's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
BGC Partners overview
BGC Partners, Inc. operates as a financial brokerage and technology company in the United States, France, other Europe, the United Kingdom, other Americas, Asia, Australia, Africa, and the Middle East. 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 trade execution, brokerage, clearing, trade compression, post-trade, information, consulting, and other back office services to financial and non-financial institutions. In addition, it offers electronic and hybrid brokerage, other financial technology solutions, market data and related information services, and analytics related to financial instrument and markets under the Fenics, FMX, BGC Trader, CreditMatch, Fenics Market Data, Fenics GO, BGC Market Data, kACE2, Capitalab, Swaptioniser, CBID, Lucera, and LumeAlfa 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.
BGC Partners in the news
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of BGC Partners is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 7.489% of BGC Partners shares are held by insiders and 65.667% by institutions. How many people work for BGC Partners?
Latest data suggests 3,920 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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