BGC Partners, Inc. ( BGCP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 12, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.16 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 01, 2016. Shareholders who purchased BGCP prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 14.29% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $9.2, the dividend yield is 6.96%.
The previous trading day's last sale of BGCP was $9.2, representing a -8.46% decrease from the 52 week high of $10.05 and a 17.89% increase over the 52 week low of $7.80.
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 $.48. Zacks Investment Research reports BGCP's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 17.57%, compared to an industry average of 6.8%.
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