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

By David Diaz

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.

Piper Jaffray Co ranks lowest with a ROE of -1,080.8%. Following is Investment Tech with a ROE of -1,053.7%. Greenhill & Co ranks third lowest with a ROE of -855.0%.

Cowen Inc follows with a ROE of -830.6%, and Intl Fcstone Inc rounds out the bottom five with a ROE of -153.5%.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Investment Tech on October 4th, 2018 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $24.88. Since that recommendation, shares of Investment Tech have risen 21.5%. We continue to monitor Investment Tech for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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