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How to buy BGC Partners (BGCP) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in BGC Partners stocks.

BGC Partners is a capital markets business based in the US. BGC Partners stocks (BGCP.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $6.33 – a decrease of 4.94% over the previous week. BGC Partners employs 4,900 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2 billion.

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  4. 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.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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BGC Partners stock price (NASDAQ:BGCP)

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BGC Partners shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-25.
Latest market close$4.04
52-week range$3.49 - $6.49
50-day moving average $4.59
200-day moving average $5.27
Wall St. target price$7.00
PE ratio 36.6087
Dividend yield $0.04 (0.95%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.12

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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 $4.04 from 2022-01-26

1 week (2022-01-21) -3.81%
1 month (2021-12-28) -13.68%
3 months (2021-10-28) -26.14%
6 months (2021-07-28) -24.06%
1 year (2021-01-28) 10.38%
2 years (2020-01-27) -30.46%
3 years (2019-01-25) 6.22
5 years (2017-01-27) 10.9968

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 37x. In other words, BGC Partners shares trade at around 37x 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 $2 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.12%
Gross profit TTM $1.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.1%
Return on equity TTM 7.21%
Profit margin 2.42%
Book value $1.66
Market capitalisation $1.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

BGC Partners share dividends

7%

Dividend payout ratio: 6.56% of net profits

Recently BGC Partners has paid out, on average, around 6.56% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.95% 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 0.95% 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 7 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 November 2021 (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 $3.4916 up to $6.4886. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BGCP.US volatility(beta: 2.1)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 2.1034. 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.

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