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Top 5 Companies in the Investment Banking & Brokerage Industry With the Lowest Return on Equity (GFIG, OPY, ETFC, MS, IBKR)

By James Quinn

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.

GFI Group ranks lowest with a ROE of -6.1%. Oppenheimer Holdings is next with a ROE of 2.5%. E*Trade Financial ranks third lowest with a ROE of 4.0%.

Morgan Stanley follows with a ROE of 4.7%, and Interactive Brokers rounds out the bottom five with a ROE of 4.9%.

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