Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services (LTS) Upgraded From Hold to Buy
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09/15/14 - 09:19 AM EDT
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services (LTS) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from Hold to Buy with a ratings score of B-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate LADENBURG THALMANN FINL SERV (LTS) a BUY. This is driven by a number of strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins."
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Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:
•The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 2.6%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 13.9%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
•LADENBURG THALMANN FINL SERV reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year per share.
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.......and this morning...public notice that Dr. Frost just bought over 2 million dollars worth of preferred........any nay sayer is blowing smoke on this one
Ladenburg Thalmann Price Target Cut to $6.50 by Analysts at FirstEnergy Capital (LTS)
September 4th, 2014 - 0 comments - Filed Under - by Stefani Robinson
Stock analysts at FirstEnergy Capital dropped their price target on shares of Ladenburg Thalmann (NYSE:LTS) to $6.50 in a report issued on Wednesday. The firm currently has a “market perform” rating on the stock. FirstEnergy Capital’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 83.42% from the company’s current price.
Shares of Ladenburg Thalmann (NYSE:LTS) traded up 0.56% on Wednesday, hitting $3.57. 33,336 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Ladenburg Thalmann has a 1-year low of $1.66 and a 1-year high of $3.90. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $3.5 and its 200-day moving average is $3.09. The company’s market cap is $657.4 million.
Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc is engaged in independent brokerage and advisory services, investment banking, equity research, institutional sales and trading, asset management services and trust services through its principal subsidiaries, Ladenburg Thalmann & Co Inc, Securities America, Investacorp, Inc, Triad Advisors, Inc, Ladenburg Thalmann Asset Management Inc and Premier Trust, Inc The Company has two operating segments: the independent brokerage and advisory services segment includes the broker-dealer and investment advisory services provided by Investacorp, Securities America and Triad to their independent contractor financial advisors and Premier Trust, which includes the wealth management services, and the Ladenburg segment includes the investment banking, sales and trading and asset management services and investment activities conducted by Ladenburg and LTAM.
so you will make it easy for the board, fool, when the earning release reveals continued success and growth by LTS.....then we know you are a fool. However, if they fall down and fail in their earning, you can teach us more.
impedup...........please don't confuse revenues (the amount of money generated by a company BEFORE expenses with profits. This privately held firm has unknown yearly profits. I am sure, though, that LTS did their due deligence prior to purchase. LTS is doing all the right moves.
Thank you BD.....I wish I understood the motiviations, actual holdings yada yada of the MM.....seems as confusing as cloud technology.......
who or what entity....tries to supress the price....who or what entity tries to dump hard at the end of the trading day to suppress the price.......please give me some trading knowledge......
'shorted the stock into this run'..........I think you are misquoted........I believe you meant.......'filled their shorts into this run'
geeeeee.....all the pumpers are gone.....????....can you name one?????.......all I see is half million shares and the price is stable after that exercise at a 7 year high.....not sure what listing you're following?
BD.....I will disagree a little......remember, so much of the float is owned by insiders/officers and us folks who have held this for greater than a decade with no plans on sale.......there is then, ususally a small volume of active trading.....if you watched the action through the years.....there was always a MM who would step in and drip the price down...or actively throw large volumes to tamp down any motion upward in the stock. Now, who would want to perform this except a large position short? I postulate that there have been a small but very powerful short players in the stock...and in that interest in this stock and thus volume is small.....up to now......the short could play his game without interference. It is only now when active large volume longs are stepping in that the push back from the shorts will be diminished.....and if ehough change in PPS, covering.
newbies......is this guy kidding......most of us have owned and watched our stock for years.....well aware of the ups and downs of history......
The longs are finally sucking up the massive sells the shorts are throwing into the market to try to drive the price down from their large holdings.......if this continues, the short's gunpowder will run out eventually and they will be forced to cover. However.....be aware....the players on the short side have VERY deep pockets if you've watched them over the years........
......please put the exchange seat of Duke and Duke up for sale for failure to cover ........margin call FOOL....
Altogether, Ladenburg Thalmann Financials Services appears to be a recovering company that growth investors may want to consider. The company has begun to establish a solid record for growth while improving upon its financial health. A glance at the company's insider transactions also suggest that those in the know are quite confident of its future success
This was the final paragraph of the seeking alpha article.....