BGC Partners Company Profile (NASDAQ:BGCP)

About BGC Partners (NASDAQ:BGCP)

BGC Partners logoBGC Partners, Inc. (BGC) is a global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets. The Company operates through two segments: Financial Services and Real Estate Services. It provides a range of services, including trade execution, broker-dealer services clearing, trade compression, post trade, information, and other back-office services to a range of financial and non-financial institutions. Its integrated platform is designed to provide flexibility to customers with regard to price discovery, execution and processing of transactions, and enables them to use voice, hybrid, or in various markets, electronic brokerage services in connection with transactions executed either over-the-counter or through an exchange. Through the Company's FENICS, Lucera, BGC Trader, BGC Market Data and Capitalab brands, it offers electronic brokerage, financial technology solutions, market data, post-trade services, and analytics related to select financial instruments and markets.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Brokerage Services
  • Sub-Industry: Investment Banking & Brokerage
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:BGCP
  • CUSIP: 05541T10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $3.56 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 284,927,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $12.56
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $11.60
  • 52 Week Range: $8.36 - $13.42
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 35.37
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 11.07
  • P/E Growth: 1.07
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $2.62 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.36
  • Book Value: $2.98 per share
  • Price / Book: 4.20
  • Annual Dividend: $0.72
  • Dividend Yield: 5.4%
  • Net Margins: 4.14%
  • Return on Equity: 32.21%
  • Return on Assets: 8.14%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.86%
  • Current Ratio: 1.17%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.16%
  • Average Volume: 1.90 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.29
  • Short Ratio: 0.38
Frequently Asked Questions for BGC Partners (NASDAQ:BGCP)

What is BGC Partners' stock symbol?

BGC Partners trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "BGCP."

How often does BGC Partners pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for BGC Partners?

BGC Partners declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, July 26th. Investors of record on Monday, August 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.18 per share on Monday, August 28th. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.76%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 10th. View BGC Partners' Dividend History.

How will BGC Partners' stock buyback program work?

BGC Partners announced that its board has authorized a share repurchase plan on Wednesday, April 12th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase $170,300,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to buy up to 5.4% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are typically an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were BGC Partners' earnings last quarter?

BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:BGCP) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May, 4th. The company reported $0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.23 by $0.01. The business earned $707.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $693 million. BGC Partners had a return on equity of 32.21% and a net margin of 4.14%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 10.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.18 EPS. View BGC Partners' Earnings History.

When will BGC Partners make its next earnings announcement?

BGC Partners is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, July, 26th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for BGC Partners.

Are investors shorting BGC Partners?

BGC Partners saw a drop in short interest during the month of June. As of June 30th, there was short interest totalling 1,066,357 shares, a drop of 64.3% from the June 15th total of 2,985,874 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 4,493,069 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.2 days. Approximately 0.5% of the company's shares are sold short.

Who are some of BGC Partners' key competitors?

Who are BGC Partners' key executives?

BGC Partners' management team includes the folowing people:

  • Howard W. Lutnick, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
  • Shaun D. Lynn, President
  • Steven R. McMurray, Chief Financial Officer
  • Sean A. Windeatt, Chief Operating Officer
  • Stephen M. Merkel, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Linda A. Bell, Independent Director
  • Stephen T. Curwood, Independent Director
  • John H. Dalton, Independent Director
  • William J. Moran, Independent Director

Who owns BGC Partners stock?

BGC Partners' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Advisors Capital Management LLC (0.43%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.38%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.13%), James Investment Research Inc. (0.04%), Shell Asset Management Co. (0.03%) and Aperio Group LLC (0.03%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for BGC Partners.

Who sold BGC Partners stock? Who is selling BGC Partners stock?

BGC Partners' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Advisors Capital Management LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., TNB Financial and Nisa Investment Advisors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for BGC Partners.

Who bought BGC Partners stock? Who is buying BGC Partners stock?

BGC Partners' stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, James Investment Research Inc., Aperio Group LLC, Visionary Asset Management Inc., Capital Management Associates NY, Meeder Asset Management Inc., Creative Planning and Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado. View Insider Buying and Selling for BGC Partners.

How do I buy BGC Partners stock?

Shares of BGC Partners can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is BGC Partners' stock price today?

One share of BGC Partners stock can currently be purchased for approximately $12.51.

MarketBeat Community Rating for BGC Partners (NASDAQ BGCP)
Community Ranking:  1.7 out of 5 ()
Outperform Votes:  58 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  110 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  168
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for BGC Partners (NASDAQ:BGCP) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: No ratings tracked in the last 12 months.
Consensus Rating:N/A (Score: NaN)
Consensus Price Target: N/A

Analysts' Ratings History for BGC Partners (NASDAQ:BGCP)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/29/2015Raymond James Financial, Inc.Reiterated RatingStrong-Buy$12.00 -> $14.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 7/26/2015 forward)


Earnings History for BGC Partners (NASDAQ:BGCP)
Earnings by Quarter for BGC Partners (NASDAQ:BGCP)
Earnings History by Quarter for BGC Partners (NASDAQ BGCP)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
7/26/2017Q2 2017$0.24$0.24$716.00 million$737.80 millionN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2017Q1 2017$0.23$0.23$693.00 million$707.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/9/2017Q416$0.24$0.25$658.80 million$673.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2016Q316$0.21$0.21$674.05 million$643.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2016Q216$0.19$0.19$665.70 million$652.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/27/2016Q116$0.18$0.18$664.95 million$660.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/10/2016Q415$0.19$0.23$690.40 million$692.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/28/2015Q3$0.19$0.19$707.00 million$700.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2015Q215$0.17$0.18$667.40 million$684.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/29/2015Q115$0.18$0.18$534.52 million$563.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/11/2015Q414$0.19$0.18$509.46 million$515.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2014Q314$0.16$0.17$426.84 million$449.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2014Q214$0.13$0.13$429.60 million$430.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2014Q114$0.13$0.15$436.00 million$445.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/12/2014Q413$0.11$0.15$421.88 million$432.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/31/2013Q313$0.12$0.10$426.00 million$414.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/1/2013Q2 2013$0.13$0.18$460.92 million$471.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/2/2013Q1 2013$0.12$0.12$440.66 million$449.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/14/2013Q4 2012$0.12$0.12$432.94 million$436.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/2/2012$0.13$0.13$437.60 million$445.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2012$0.17$0.17ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2012$0.19$0.19ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/24/2012$0.16$0.16ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2011$0.20$0.20ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2011$0.22$0.22ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/17/2011$0.15$0.17ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for BGC Partners (NASDAQ:BGCP)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.00 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.13 EPS


Current Dividend Information for BGC Partners (NASDAQ:BGCP)
Next Dividend:8/28/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.72
Dividend Yield:5.76%
Payout Ratio:184.62% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
72.00% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
63.72% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for BGC Partners (NASDAQ:BGCP)

Dividend History by Quarter for BGC Partners (NASDAQ BGCP)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for BGC Partners (NASDAQ:BGCP)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 37.40%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 45.88%
Insider Trades by Quarter for BGC Partners (NASDAQ:BGCP)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for BGC Partners (NASDAQ:BGCP)
Insider Trades by Quarter for BGC Partners (NASDAQ:BGCP)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
6/8/2015Stephen T CurwoodDirectorSell4,000$9.16$36,640.00View SEC Filing  
12/17/2014Stephen T CurwoodDirectorSell7,600$8.86$67,336.00View SEC Filing  
8/20/2014Linda A BellDirectorSell3,471$7.62$26,449.02View SEC Filing  
7/7/2014John H DaltonDirectorBuy11,400$7.53$85,842.00View SEC Filing  
6/18/2014Stephen T CurwoodDirectorSell4,800$7.48$35,904.00View SEC Filing  
6/21/2013John H DaltonDirectorBuy10,000$5.61$56,100.00View SEC Filing  
6/5/2013Albert M WeisDirectorBuy20,000$5.51$110,200.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for BGC Partners (NASDAQ:BGCP)
Latest Headlines for BGC Partners (NASDAQ:BGCP)
DateHeadline logoBGC Partners, Inc. (BGCP) Announces $0.18 Quarterly Dividend - July 26 at 1:07 PM logoCorporate News Blog - Berkeley Point Financial to be Acquired by Global Brokerage Firm BGC Partners - July 20 at 6:07 PM logoContrasting BGC Partners (BGCP) and FXCM (GLBR) - July 20 at 8:56 AM logoBGC Partners (BGCP) Acquires Berkeley Point Financial - M&A Slideshow - July 19 at 5:43 PM featured highlights: Arkema, BGC Partners, Meta Financial Group, SYNNEX and Ituran Location and Control - July 19 at 5:43 PM logoBGC Partners, Inc. (BGCP) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday - July 19 at 8:15 AM logoBGC Partners (BGCP) Reports Acquisition of Berkeley Point Financial LLC for $875M from Cantor Fitzgerald Affiliate, L.P.2 - July 19 at 4:03 AM logoBGC Partners to buy Berkeley Point Financial for $875 million - July 19 at 4:03 AM logoBGC Partners 's (BGCP) CEO Howard Lutnick on Acquisition of Berkley Point Conference Call (Transcript) - Seeking Alpha - July 18 at 11:00 PM logoBGC To Buy Berkeley Point For $875 Mln; Sees Deal To Dramatically Lift Results - Nasdaq - July 18 at 2:50 AM logoBGC Partners to buy Berkeley Point Financial for $875 mln - Nasdaq - July 18 at 2:50 AM logoBGC Partners Agrees to Acquire 100 Percent of Berkeley Point Financial LLC - July 18 at 2:50 AM logoBGC Partners to buy Berkeley Point Financial for $875 mln - July 18 at 2:50 AM logoBGC Brokers' Capitalab Portfolio Compression Service Executes the First Interest Rate Swaps and Options Combined ... - PR Newswire (press release) - July 17 at 4:47 PM logoBGC Brokers' Capitalab Portfolio Compression Service Executes the First Interest Rate Swaps and Options Combined Compression Cycle - July 17 at 4:47 PM logoBGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:BGCP) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest - July 16 at 7:06 AM logoETFs with exposure to BGC Partners, Inc. : July 13, 2017 - July 13 at 5:31 PM logoThe BGC Boss, His Son’s Driving Career and the Ex-F1 Officials - July 8 at 9:15 AM logoBGC Partners, Inc. (BGCP) Rating Increased to Buy at BidaskClub - July 7 at 3:10 PM logoHead to Head Comparison: Stifel Financial Corporation (SF) vs. BGC Partners (BGCP) - July 6 at 8:28 PM logoStifel Financial Corporation (SF) vs. BGC Partners (BGCP) Financial Contrast - July 4 at 5:23 PM logoBGC Partners (BGCP) & Stifel Financial Corporation (SF) Financial Comparison - July 3 at 8:19 AM logoZacks Investment Research Upgrades BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:BGCP) to "Buy" - June 30 at 7:46 PM logoBRIEF-BGC Partners updates outlook for Q2 - June 28 at 8:16 PM logoBGC Partners Updates Its Outlook For The Second Quarter Of 2017 - June 28 at 8:16 PM logoFinancial Review: Stifel Financial Corporation (SF) & BGC Partners (BGCP) - June 26 at 8:42 AM logoBGC Partners (BGCP) versus Stifel Financial Corporation (SF) Head-To-Head Contrast - June 26 at 8:08 AM logoBGC Partners, Inc. (BGCP) Cut to "Hold" at BidaskClub - June 24 at 10:58 PM logoHead-To-Head Contrast: BGC Partners (BGCP) vs. Stifel Financial Corporation (SF) - June 24 at 7:46 AM logoAfter Hours Most Active for Jun 23, 2017 : EXEL, EBAY, AVP, FNB, GRPN, BGCP, NRZ, CVS, MU, ESV, BMY, AAPL - Nasdaq - June 23 at 9:32 PM logoComparing BGC Partners (BGCP) & Global Brokerage (GLBR) - June 22 at 8:42 PM logoBGC's Ingram Says U.K Data Points to Stagflation - June 20 at 4:36 PM logoClearstream and ColleX™ collaborate to offer simplified buy-side access to tri-party collateral management - June 19 at 11:05 AM logoClearstream and ColleX™ collaborate to offer simplified buy-side access to tri-party collateral management - June 19 at 11:05 AM logoBGC's Market Data Unit Agrees To Distribution Partnership With Amerex Brokers - June 13 at 11:09 PM logoFENICS Market Data Partners with Amerex for Energy Data; Adds to its Energy Market Data team - June 13 at 1:06 PM logoETFs with exposure to BGC Partners, Inc. : June 12, 2017 - June 12 at 4:54 PM logoBGC Partners (BGCP) and MarketAxess Holdings (MKTX) Head-To-Head Comparison - June 11 at 7:52 AM logoBGC plans spinoff of Newmark unit in IPO before yearend: CEO - June 8 at 9:43 PM logoBGC plans spinoff of Newmark unit in IPO before yearend: CEO - Reuters - June 7 at 9:13 PM logoBGC Partners (BGCP) Presents At Sandler O'Neill Global Exchanges and Brokerages Conference - Slideshow - June 7 at 4:11 PM logoBGC plans spinoff of Newmark unit in IPO before yearend -CEO - June 7 at 4:10 PM logoBGC plans year-end IPO for real estate unit - June 7 at 4:10 PM logoBGC Partners Will Host Investors and Analysts on Thursday, November 30, 2017 - June 5 at 9:28 PM logoETFs with exposure to BGC Partners, Inc. : June 1, 2017 - June 1 at 4:22 PM logoBGC Partners, Inc. :BGCP-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 31, 2017 - May 31 at 10:39 AM logoBGC Partners, Inc. (BGCP) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold - May 30 at 8:20 PM logoThe Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Select Bancorp, Health Insurance Innovations, BGC Partners, Carlyle Group and Lazard - May 26 at 4:15 PM logoFed Minutes Hint at Rate Hike in June: Top 5 Gainers - May 25 at 4:54 PM logoBGC Partners, Inc. : BGCP-US: Dividend Analysis : May 19th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : May 18, 2017 - May 18 at 3:51 PM



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