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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 – National 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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