BGC Partners, Inc. (BGCP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 15, 2013

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BGC Partners, Inc. ( BGCP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 15, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.12 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 31, 2013. Shareholders who purchased BGCP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that BGCP has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $5.79, the dividend yield is 8.29%.

The previous trading day's last sale of BGCP was $5.79, representing a -12.8% decrease from the 52 week high of $6.64 and a 86.17% 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 BlackRock, Inc. ( BLK ). BGCP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.14. Zacks Investment Research reports BGCP's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -12.93%, compared to an industry average of 3.3%.

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 18.59% over the last 100 days. KBWD has the highest percent weighting of BGCP at 6.1%.



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



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