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Bgc Partners-A has the Lowest Forward P/E Ratio in the Investment Banking & Brokerage Industry (BGCP, GCAP, COWN, VIRT, LAZ)

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the Investment Banking & Brokerage industry with the lowest forward price to earnings (P/E) ratios. Forward P/E uses estimated earnings to compare relative value among companies in the same industry. Generally, the lower the forward P/E, the more undervalued a company is believed to be.

Bgc Partners-A ranks lowest with a a forward P/E ratio of 4.06. Following is Gain Capital Hol with a a forward P/E ratio of 4.50. Cowen Inc ranks third lowest with a a forward P/E ratio of 5.41.

Virtu Financia-A follows with a a forward P/E ratio of 7.35, and Lazard Ltd-Cl A rounds out the bottom five with a a forward P/E ratio of 8.10.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Virtu Financia-A on September 25th, 2019 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $17.67. Since that call, shares of Virtu Financia-A have fallen 5.7%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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Ticker(s): BGCP GCAP COWN VIRT LAZ