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Carillon Tower Advisers: “LPL Financial (LPLA) Posted Impressive Record Net Inflows”

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Carillon Tower Advisers, an investment management firm, published its “Carillon Eagle Mid Cap Growth Fund” first quarter 2021 investor letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. Mid-cap stocks as a whole advanced in the first quarter of 2021. However, there was a rather considerable disparity among the two style indexes, as the Russell Midcap® Growth Index (down 0.57%) significantly lagged its Russell Midcap® Value Index (13.45%) counterpart. You can view the fund’s top 5 holdings to have a peek at their top bets for 2021.

Carillon Tower Advisers, in their Q1 2021 investor letter, mentioned LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LPLA), and shared their insights on the company. LPL Financial Holdings Inc. is a Boston, Massachusetts-based investment and business solutions provider that currently has a $12.2 billion market capitalization. Since the beginning of the year, LPLA delivered a 46.94% return, extending its 12-month gains to 146.32%. As of May 03, 2021, the stock closed at $153.53 per share.

Here is what Carillon Tower Advisers has to say about LPL Financial Holdings Inc. in their Q1 2021 investor letter:

"LPL Financial is an independent broker-dealer that offers technology, brokerage, and investment advisory services to financial advisors and financial institutions. The firm’s shares outperformed the broader market in the quarter, as expectations for an improving economic outlook have lifted interest rates off of their historic lows, providing a notable boost to the financial sector as a whole. Additionally, LPL posted impressive record net inflows into both its advisory and brokerage businesses during the quarter."

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