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Top 5 Companies in the Investment Banking & Brokerage Industry with the Best Relative Performance (LAZ, BGCP, AMTD, LPLA, ETFC)

By James Quinn

Here are the top 5 stocks in the Investment Banking & Brokerage industry ranked by performance. We compiled the trading activity from yesterday and then analyzed the industry looking for stocks that were outperforming. This is what we found:

Lazard (NYSE:LAZ) ranks first with a gain of 2.27%; BGC Partners (NASDAQ:BGCP) ranks second with a gain of 2.00%; and TD Ameritrade Holding (NASDAQ:AMTD) ranks third with a gain of 1.77%.

LPL Investment Holdings (NASDAQ:LPLA) follows with a gain of 1.42% and E*Trade Financial (NASDAQ:ETFC) rounds out the top five with a gain of 1.02%.

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Keywords: relative performance lazard bgc partners td ameritrade holding lpl investment holdings e*trade financial