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LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LPLA) went up by 0.87% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $176.96. The company’s stock price has collected 3.25% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 11/23/21 that LPL Financial, The Network Welcome Clearview Wealth Partners

Is It Worth Investing in LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ :LPLA) Right Now?

LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LPLA) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 30.27 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for LPLA is at 1.11. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 9 analysts out of 13 who provided ratings for LPL Financial Holdings Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 4 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”


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The average price from analysts is $202.60, which is $30.61 above the current price. LPLA currently public float of 79.54M and currently shorts hold a 1.40% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of LPLA was 451.08K shares.

LPLA’s Market Performance

LPLA stocks went up by 3.25% for the week, with a monthly drop of -1.73% and a quarterly performance of 16.62%, while its annual performance rate touched 81.39%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.58% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.51% for LPL Financial Holdings Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 2.65% for LPLA stocks with a simple moving average of 16.47% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of LPLA

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for LPLA stocks, with Truist repeating the rating for LPLA by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for LPLA in the upcoming period, according to Truist is $200 based on the research report published on November 02nd of the current year 2021.

Credit Suisse, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see LPLA reach a price target of $166. The rating they have provided for LPLA stocks is “Neutral” according to the report published on May 21st, 2021.

UBS gave a rating of “Buy” to LPLA, setting the target price at $160 in the report published on March 19th of the current year.

LPLA Trading at 4.88% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought LPLA to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -2.81% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.51%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.58%, as shares sank -0.05% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +18.13% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, LPLA rose by +3.25%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +33.63% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $167.54. In addition, LPL Financial Holdings Inc. saw 65.03% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at LPLA starting from Oroschakoff Michelle, who sale 17,010 shares at the price of $166.97 back on Nov 16. After this action, Oroschakoff Michelle now owns 29,197 shares of LPL Financial Holdings Inc., valued at $2,840,238 using the latest closing price.

Fandrey Edward, the Managing Director of LPL Financial Holdings Inc., sale 1,784 shares at $148.78 during a trade that took place back on Aug 26, which means that Fandrey Edward is holding 21,197 shares at $265,424 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for LPLA

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +12.46 for the present operating margin
  • +32.81 for the gross margin

The net margin for LPL Financial Holdings Inc. stands at +8.05. The total capital return value is set at 19.31, while invested capital returns managed to touch 12.68. Equity return is now at value 31.30, with 6.60 for asset returns.

Based on LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (LPLA), the company’s capital structure generated 197.15 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 66.35. Total debt to assets is 39.74, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 193.92. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 65.26.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 2.01, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.28. The receivables turnover for the company is 4.13 and the total asset turnover is 0.93.

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