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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:BGCP)?

The company in question is, BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:BGCP) currently with a stock price of 8.81 (0.63% today). The market cap for BGC Partners, Inc. is 2367.14, and is in the sector Financial, and Investment Brokerage РNational industry. The target price for BGC Partners, Inc. is 14. Currently BGC Partners, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 18.15, and a forward P/E of 8.93. Average volume for BGC Partners, Inc. is 1136 and so far today it is 336438.

Performance in the last year for BGC Partners, Inc. has been 11.88%. For EPS growth, BGC Partners, Inc. has seen a growth of 13.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 17.37%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 16.40% over the last five years and could be 12.50% for the next five years. BGC Partners, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -2.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 60.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.54%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 0.99%.

Since the IPO date for BGC Partners, Inc. on the 12/10/1999, BGC Partners, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be -6.07%. With BGC Partners, Inc. trading at 8.81, the dividend yield is 7.31%, and the EPS is 0.48.

So could BGC Partners, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 18.15. The PEG is 1.45, P/S is 0.89 and the P/B is at 2.85. The P/cash is 5.54, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

BGC Partners, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.34, and total debt/equity at 1.34.

In terms of margins, BGC Partners, Inc. has a gross margin of 99.30%, an operating margin of -1.60% and a profit margin of 5.00%.Payout ratio for BGC Partners, Inc. is 110.30%. Return on assets come to 3.00% with return on investment coming to -11.30%.

Insider ownership for BGC Partners, Inc., is at 10.70% and institutional ownership comes to 51.30%. Outstanding shares are at 270.53. While shares float is 216.77. The float short is currently 1.72%, and short ratio is 3.29.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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