BGC Partners, Inc. (BGCP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 27, 2013


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BGC Partners, Inc. ( BGCP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 27, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.12 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased BGCP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -29.41% decrease from the same period a year ago.

The previous trading day's last sale of BGCP was $4.27, representing a -46.86% decrease from the 52 week high of $8.04 and a 37.3% increase over the 52 week low of $3.11.

BGCP is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. ( GS ) and Morgan Stanley ( MS ). BGCP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.16. Zacks Investment Research reports BGCP's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 2.76%, compared to an industry average of -4.6%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the BGCP Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to BGCP through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have BGCP as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares KBW High Dividend Yield Financial Portfolio ETF ( KBWD )
  • Guggenheim Raymond James SB-1 Equity Fund ( RYJ ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RYJ with an increase of 11.42% over the last 100 days. KBWD has the highest percent weighting of BGCP at 5.23%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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Referenced Stocks: BGCP , GS , KBWD , MS , RYJ

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