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Virtu Financial (VIRT) Company Profile

Updated May 14, 2020
Virtu Financial has the following business profile:
Company's Full Name:Virtu Financial, Inc.
Short Name:Virtu Financial
Trading Ticker Symbol:VIRT
Primary Exchange:NASDAQ
Headquarter City/Country:New York, NY
Primary Industry Sector:Finance
Seconday Sub-sector:Investment Bankers and Brokers
Main Business Areas: Finance, Investment Bankers and Brokers, Financial Services, Capital Markets
Dividend Payments:Dividend History
ETFs Holding:List of ETFs holding Virtu Financial stock

Market and Trading Information for Virtu Financial

The following details were available for trading and market data about the stock of Virtu Financial as of writing:
Current Share Price:$23.39
Previous Year's Closing Price:$15.99
Percentage Price Change (YTD):46.28%
Market Cap:$4.51 billion
52-week Price Range:$14.94 - $26.57
Dividend Per Share:$0.96
EPS (TTM):1.39
Price-Earnings (Trailing):16.82
Price-Earnings (Forward):12.58

Company Profile and Business Description for Virtu Financial

Virtu Financial, Inc., incorporated on October 17, 2013, is a holding company. The Company is a technology-enabled market maker and liquidity provider to the financial markets. The Company is engaged in the development of a single, proprietary, multi-asset, multi-currency technology platform, through which it provides quotations to buyers and sellers in equities, commodities, currencies, options, fixed income and other securities on numerous exchanges, markets and liquidity pools in various countries around the world. The Company has presence in the United States, Europe and Asia. The Company is involved in buying and selling volumes of securities and other financial instruments, and earning small bid/ask spreads. As of December 31, 2016, the Company provided quotations to buyers and sellers in more than 12,000 securities and other financial instruments on more than 235 exchanges, markets and liquidity pools in 36 countries around the world. The Company conducts its business through Virtu Financial LLC (Virtu Financial) and its subsidiaries.

The Company makes markets for global banks, brokers and other intermediaries, and indirectly provides services to retail and institutional investors, including corporations, individuals, hedge funds, mutual funds, pension funds and other investors, all of whom can access its liquidity on exchanges or venues in order to transfer risk in multiple securities and asset classes for their own accounts and/or on behalf of their customers. The Company makes markets in different assets classes, such as Americas Equities, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Equities, Asia Pacific (APAC) Equities, Global Commodities, Global Currencies, and Options, Fixed Income and Other Securities.

Americas Equities

As of December 31, 2016, the Company traded approximately 6,000 Americas equity securities, including, among others, equity related futures and exchange traded products (ETPs), on 13 Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registered exchanges, as well as other alternative trading systems, including the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ), Direct Edge and NYSE Arca, BATS and Indian Energy Exchange (IEX), the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) in Canada, Bovespa in Brazil and Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV) in Mexico. As of December 31, 2016, the Company connected to more than 20 private liquidity pools.

EMEA Equities

The Company utilizes direct connections to all of the registered exchanges in a particular jurisdiction, including the London Stock Exchange (LSE), BATS Europe and NYSE Euronext, as well as any additional pools of liquidity to, which it can gain access either directly or through a broker. It also operates a European ETPs, as an authorized participant in various European ETPs.

APAC Equities

The Company utilizes direct connections to the Australian Securities Exchange Limited (ASX), TSX and Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX). It also utilizes direct connections to other exchanges and liquidity pools.

Global Commodities

The Company is a participant and liquidity provider on both the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE) in trading crude oil, natural gas, heating oil, gasoline futures and precious metals. As of December 31, 2016, the Company traded approximately 100 energy products and futures on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), and Tokyo Commodity Exchange, Inc. (TOCOM). It also trades metals, including gold, silver, platinum and palladium, as well as base metals, such as aluminum and copper.

Global Currencies

Options, Fixed Income and Other Securities

The Company conducts trading activities in options, the United States and foreign Government fixed income products and other products. The Company trades these products on a range of specialized exchanges and other trading venues, including all of the United States options exchanges of which the Company is a member and through the United States futures exchanges.

The Company competes with Citadel Securities, DRW Holdings, Hudson River Trading, IMC, KCG Holdings, Optiver, Susquehanna and Wolverine Trading.

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ETFs Holding Virtu Financial Stock

As of March 2020, the following exchange-traded funds (ETF) hold the Virtu Financial stocks in their respective portfolios. Below is a random list of only 10 ETFs in no particular order that have Virtu Financial stock holding. There are a total of 54 ETFs in records which are holding Virtu Financial stock in their portfolio. See Full List.

TickerNameShort DescriptionExpense
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DTDWisdomTree US Total Dividend ETFThe WisdomTree U.S. Total Dividend Fund tracks an index of U.S. companies selected and weighted based on the dollar amount of dividends paid. ...Full Details0.28%864
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ESGVVanguard ESG US Stock ETFThe Vanguard ESG U.S. Stock ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of US companies screened for environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) criteria. ...Full Details0.12%988
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FNCLFidelity MSCI Financials Index ETFThe Fidelity MSCI Financials ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of stocks in the broad US financials sector. ...Full Details0.08%377
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ITOTiShares Core S&P Total US Stock Market ETFThe iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF tracks a market cap-weighted index of all common equities listed on the NYSE and the NASDAQ. ...Full Details0.03%3090
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IWBiShares Russell 1000 ETFThe iShares Russell 1000 ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of the 1000-largest US companies. ...Full Details0.15%985
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IWDiShares Russell 1000 Value ETFThe iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF tracks an index of US large- and midcap value stocks. The index selects from US stocks ranked 1-1,000 by market cap based on 3 style factors. ...Full Details ...Candlestick Patterns.0.2%725
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IWFiShares Russell 1000 Growth ETFThe iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF tracks an index of US large- and midcap stocks selected from the Russell 1000 Index with the highest growth characteristics, based on Russell's style methodology. ...Full Details ...Candlestick Patterns.0.2%546
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IWViShares Russell 3000 ETFThe iShares Russell 3000 ETF tracks a cap-weighted index that measures the investable US equities market, covering the entire market-cap spectrum, including micro-caps. ...Full Details0.2%3002
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IYFiShares US Financials ETFThe iShares Dow Jones U.S. Financials ETF tracks the performance of a market-cap-weighted index of US financial companies. ...Full Details0.43%290
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IYGiShares US Financial Services ETFThe iShares Dow Jones U.S. Financial Services ETF invests in a market-cap-weighted subset of US stocks consisting exclusively of financial service firms. ...Full Details0.43%122
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See Full List of ETFs holding Virtu Financial stock in their respective portfolios.

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