| BGC Partners is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is a brokerage and financial technology company. Through brands including BGC®, GFI®, Sunrise, Besso, Ed Broking®, Poten & Partners and RP Martin, among others, Co. engages in the brokerage of a range of products, including fixed income such as government bonds, corporate bonds, and other debt instruments, as well as related interest rate derivatives and credit derivatives. Co. also provides broker products across foreign exchange, equities, energy and commodities, insurance, and futures. Co. also provides a variety of services, including trade execution, clearing, post-trade, information, and other back-office services. We show 44 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of BGCP's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of BGCP shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like BGCP versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching BGCP by allowing them to research BGCP shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.