How Should Investors View BGC Partners Inc. (BGCP) Insider Trading?

As of Friday close, BGC Partners Inc.’s (NASDAQ:BGCP) stock was up $0.1, moving up 3.17 percent to $3.25. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,460,220 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.20 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,415,380, while in the previous 50 days, it was 2,501,020.

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Since last month, BGCP stock retreated -15.80%. Shares of the company fell to $3.06 on 05/12/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $6.51 was reached on 02/18/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $3.06. Since the beginning of this year, BGCP’s stock price has dropped by -30.11% or -$1.40, and marked a new high 3 times. However, the stock has declined by -50.12% since its 52-week high.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, BGC Partners Inc. (BGCP) has a P/E ratio of about 13.05. The stock’s beta is 1.77. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.65, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.95, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 126.87 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.01 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.01. On Tuesday May 5 2020, a $0.13 dividend decrease was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 1.10, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.11. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 98.80% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 9.90%. Based on annual data, BGCP earned $7.07 million in gross profit and brought in $2.02 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was -8.90%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 13.10%.

In BGC Partners Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $1.05 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. BGCP’s revenue fell -12.07% to $461.59 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $506.46 million. While analysts expected BGC Partners Inc. to report $0.15 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.14 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -6.70%. During the quarter, the company generated $86.35 million in EBITDA. The value of shareholders’ equity is $374.87 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at BGC Partners Inc.’s (BGCP) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 67.22%, the RSI 9-day stood at 34.46% on 13 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current BGC Partners Inc. price is down by -5.80% percent or -$0.20. At present, BGCP shares trade -16.45% below its 20-day simple moving average and -26.64% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -28.88% below its SMA50 and -39.93% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 14.10% and Stochastic coefficient D was 10.50%, while ATR was 0.19. Given the Stochastic reading of 25.16% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 33.48%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.20, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.31.


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