Should you buy BGC Partners stock? (NasdaqGS:BGCP). Let's see how it does in our automated value investing analysis system.
Based on historical returns, we believe that BGC Partners can grow its free cash at a rate of about 1%. That's positive!
(BGC Partners stock price per share)
||BGCP Fair Price
(based on intrinsic value)
|BGCP Safety Price (based on a variable margin of safety)||$1.41|
|PE Ratio versus Sector||94% higher than other Financial stocks|
|PE Ratio versus Industry||0% lower than other Capital Markets stocks|
|Free Cash Flow Jitter||122%|
|Dividend Yield||1%||Shares Shorted||20,200,837|
This stock has short interest! This means that people have shorted it.
Why does that matter? They've made a bet that price will decrease from where they bought it. Maybe there are financial problems, or maybe there's a value play.
As of the latest analysis, there are 20,200,837 shares shorted. With 328,352,131 shares available for purchase and an average trading volume over the past 10 trading days of 2,038,342, it would take at least 9.91 days for all of the short holders to cover their shorts.
We believe that BGC Partners may be worth examining further. It's making money, which is a very positive sign. Is it on sale?
BGC Partners looks overpriced right now. If you're looking for a bargain in the stock market, you should probably look elsewhere for a great deal. This might still be a great stock to own—but it's not on sale right now.
Does BGC Partners have a coherent story? Does it have a plan to continue to make money? Is it worth your time? Only you can decide where to go from here. Our investment guide helps you ask the right questions, including how to buy stocks. Use these research links for more information.
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