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Top 5 Companies in the Investment Banking & Brokerage Industry With the Lowest Return on Equity (FBRC, PJC, ITG, GHL, COWN)

By Nick Russo

Below are the three companies in the Investment Banking & Brokerage industry with the lowest return on equity. The ROE is a general indication of the company's efficiency; investors usually look for companies with ROEs that are high and are growing.

Fbr & Co ranks lowest with a ROE of -3,813.1%. Following is Piper Jaffray Co with a ROE of -1,080.8%. Investment Tech ranks third lowest with a ROE of -1,053.7%.

Greenhill & Co follows with a ROE of -855.0%, and Cowen Inc rounds out the bottom five with a ROE of -830.6%.

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