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Piper Jaffray Co has the Lowest Projected Earnings Growth in the Investment Banking & Brokerage Industry (PJC, GS, BGCP, LAZ, HLI)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Investment Banking & Brokerage industry with the lowest projected earnings growth. The growth of earnings per share (current fiscal year estimated vs. last year actual) is important to gauge future profitability and relative value. Higher EPS growth generally justifies higher earnings multiples.

Piper Jaffray Co ranks lowest with a projected earnings growth of 5.3%. Goldman Sachs Gp is next with a projected earnings growth of 8.5%. Bgc Partners-A ranks third lowest with a projected earnings growth of 11.3%.

Lazard Ltd-Cl A follows with a projected earnings growth of 12.2%, and Houlihan Lokey I rounds out the bottom five with a projected earnings growth of 23.0%.

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Ticker(s): PJC GS BGCP LAZ HLI