Media stories about BGC Partners (NASDAQ:BGCP) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BGC Partners earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.0727831918708 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
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BGCP has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut BGC Partners from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 16th. ValuEngine upgraded BGC Partners from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday. Finally, BidaskClub cut BGC Partners from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 9th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $18.00.
BGC Partners (NASDAQ:BGCP) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, May 3rd. The financial services provider reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.02. BGC Partners had a return on equity of 48.64% and a net margin of 1.24%. The business had revenue of $956.65 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $924.00 million. research analysts anticipate that BGC Partners will post 1.35 earnings per share for the current year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, June 5th. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 21st were paid a dividend of $0.18 per share. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.84%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, May 18th. BGC Partners’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 60.00%.
BGC Partners Company Profile
BGC Partners, Inc operates as a brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets worldwide. It operates in two segments, Financial Services and Real Estate Services. The Financial Services segment provides brokerage services for fixed income, interest rate derivatives, spot foreign exchange, foreign exchange derivatives, government bonds, corporate bonds, credit derivatives, insurance and money market products, energy, metals, equity derivatives, and structured market data products and services.
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