BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:BGCP) traded at $3.84 at last check on Friday, Nov 20, making an upward move of 4.63% on its previous day’s price.

Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $3.67 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 1.7 with the day’s price range being $3.6000 – 3.8500. The company has a 12-month trailing PE ratio of 32.27. In terms of its 52-week price range, BGCP has a high of $6.14 and a low of $2.07. The company’s stock has gained about 42.75% over that past 30 days.

BGC has a market cap of $1.36 Billion and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on Feb 04, 2021- Feb 08, 2021. With its Forward Dividend at 0.04 and a yield of 1.04%, the company’s investors could be anxious for the BGCP stock to gain ahead of the earnings release. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of $0.11, with the EPS growth for the year declined at $0.56 for 2020 and $0.69 for next year. These figures represent -0.08% and at 0.23% growth in EPS for the two years respectively.

Analysts tracking the company’s growth have also given it a consensus growth in revenue estimated at $460.45 Million, with a low of $456Million and a high of $464.9 Million. The median projection represents growth adding up to -5.5% compared to sales earnings for the corresponding quarter a year ago. According to analyst consensus estimates figures, the company’s yearly revenue forecasts for 2020 are expected to hit $2.04 Billion, or -3.2% down from figures reported last year.

On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the BGCP stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of 100% Buy, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 50% Buy. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 50% Buy.

Let’s briefly compare BGC (BGCP) stock to its peers. We find that today’s price change of +4.63% and -32.28% over the past 12 months for BGCP competes that of Morgan Stanley (MS), which has seen its stock price fall -1.4% in the latest trading session and is +18.37% over the last one year. Another of its peers The Charles Schwab Corp (SCHW) has dropped -1% today, but is -2.96% down over the past year, while Goldman Sachs Group (GS) is also up 4.63% yet its price remains in the red at -32.28% over the same period. Morgan has a P/E ratio of 9.75 compared to BGC’s 32.27 and The’s 21.58. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial are today at -0.68% and -0.75%, respectively, in early deals.

Coming back to BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:BGCP), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 2.52 Million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 2.18 Million. Current shares outstanding are 316.71 Million.

According to data from Thomson Reuters, insiders hold 8.06% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 53.48%. The data shows that short shares as of October 29, 2020, stood at 11.33 Million at a short ratio of 5.15. This represents a 3.14% Short interest in Shares outstanding on October 29, 2020. Shares short dropped in October from the previous month at 12.24 Million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with today’s price pushing the stock -35.35% down in year-to-date price movement.

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