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At US$4.65, Is It Time To Put BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:BGCP) On Your Watch List?

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BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:BGCP), which is in the capital markets business, and is based in United States, received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the NASDAQGS over the last few months, increasing to $6.32 at one point, and dropping to the lows of $4.64. Some share price movements can give investors a better opportunity to enter into the stock, and potentially buy at a lower price. A question to answer is whether BGC Partners's current trading price of $4.65 reflective of the actual value of the small-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at BGC Partners’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

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What's the opportunity in BGC Partners?

The stock is currently trading at US$4.65 on the share market, which means it is overvalued by 40.69% compared to my intrinsic value of $3.31. Not the best news for investors looking to buy! But, is there another opportunity to buy low in the future? Given that BGC Partners’s share is fairly volatile (i.e. its price movements are magnified relative to the rest of the market) this could mean the price can sink lower, giving us another chance to buy in the future. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility.

What kind of growth will BGC Partners generate?

NasdaqGS:BGCP Past and Future Earnings, May 24th 2019

Future outlook is an important aspect when you’re looking at buying a stock, especially if you are an investor looking for growth in your portfolio. Buying a great company with a robust outlook at a cheap price is always a good investment, so let’s also take a look at the company's future expectations. With revenues expected to grow by a double-digit 22% over the next couple of years, the outlook is positive for BGC Partners. If the level of expenses is able to be maintained, it looks like higher cash flow is on the cards for the stock, which should feed into a higher share valuation.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? BGCP’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading above its fair value. However, this brings up another question – is now the right time to sell? If you believe BGCP should trade below its current price, selling high and buying it back up again when its price falls towards its real value can be profitable. But before you make this decision, take a look at whether its fundamentals have changed.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on BGCP for some time, now may not be the best time to enter into the stock. The price has surpassed its true value, which means there’s no upside from mispricing. However, the optimistic prospect is encouraging for BGCP, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors in order to take advantage of the next price drop.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on BGC Partners. You can find everything you need to know about BGC Partners in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in BGC Partners, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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