BGC Partners, Inc. ( BGCP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 20, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.12 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 05, 2014. Shareholders who purchased BGCP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 8th quarter that BGCP has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $7.9, the dividend yield is 6.08%.
The previous trading day's last sale of BGCP was $7.9, representing a -1.35% decrease from the 52 week high of $8.01 and a 55.05% increase over the 52 week low of $5.10.
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 $.2. Zacks Investment Research reports BGCP's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 15.31%, compared to an industry average of 8%.
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