BGC Partners Inc. [BGCP] is 53.25% higher this YTD. Is it still time to buy?

BGC Partners Inc. [NASDAQ: BGCP] gained 1.83% or 0.11 points to close at $6.13 with a heavy trading volume of 2949670 shares. The company report on May 28, 2021 that BGC Partners to Present at Piper Sandler Global Exchange & FinTech Conference on June 9, 2021.

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BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP) (“BGC Partners,” “BGC,” or the “Company”), a leading global brokerage and financial technology company, announced that its Chairman and CEO, Howard W. Lutnick, is scheduled to present at Piper Sandler’s Global Exchange & FinTech Conference at 3:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

It opened the trading session at $6.03, the shares rose to $6.15 and dropped to $5.98, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for BGCP points out that the company has recorded 48.07% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -176.13% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 4.28M shares, BGCP reached to a volume of 2949670 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about BGC Partners Inc. [BGCP]:

Raymond James have made an estimate for BGC Partners Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Mkt Perform, with their previous recommendation back on March 27, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Raymond James raised their target price from $12 to $14. The new note on the price target was released on July 29, 2015, representing the official price target for BGC Partners Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for BGC Partners Inc. is set at 0.23, with the Price to Sales ratio for BGCP stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.12. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.89, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.56.

Trading performance analysis for BGCP stock

BGC Partners Inc. [BGCP] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 16.98. With this latest performance, BGCP shares gained by 10.85% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 48.07% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 134.87% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for BGCP stock in for the last two-week period is set at 68.31, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 74.72, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 65.01 for BGC Partners Inc. [BGCP]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 5.41, while it was recorded at 5.87 for the last single week of trading, and 4.01 for the last 200 days.

BGC Partners Inc. [BGCP]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and BGC Partners Inc. [BGCP] shares currently have an operating margin of +7.25 and a Gross Margin at +91.88. BGC Partners Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +2.38.

Return on Total Capital for BGCP is now 6.68, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 2.56. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 6.82, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.24. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, BGC Partners Inc. [BGCP] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 201.62. Additionally, BGCP Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 66.85, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 38.23. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 154.80, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 51.32.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, BGC Partners Inc. [BGCP] managed to generate an average of $9,782 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 2.56 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.52.

BGC Partners Inc. [BGCP]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, BGC Partners Inc. posted 0.15/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.15/share. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for BGCP. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for BGC Partners Inc. go to 12.50%.

An analysis of insider ownership at BGC Partners Inc. [BGCP]

There are presently around $1,340 million, or 65.30% of BGCP stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of BGCP stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 29,176,085, which is approximately 4.458% of the company’s market cap and around 7.56% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 24,114,773 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $147.82 million in BGCP stocks shares; and ARCTIS GLOBAL LLC, currently with $109.93 million in BGCP stock with ownership of nearly 0% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in BGC Partners Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 118 institutional holders increased their position in BGC Partners Inc. [NASDAQ:BGCP] by around 28,201,279 shares. Additionally, 80 investors decreased positions by around 14,642,576 shares, while 48 investors held positions by with 175,784,089 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 218,627,944 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. BGCP stock had 35 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,700,748 shares, while 27 institutional investors sold positions of 8,496,563 shares during the same period.

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