71.84 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 4:35PM EDT
|Bid||68.00 x 900|
|Ask||72.04 x 800|
|Day's Range||70.53 - 72.27|
|52 Week Range||37.92 - 73.28|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||27.74|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.00 (1.43%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Good earnings and sales growth prospects, and strong fundamentals make LPL Financial (LPLA) a good investment option right now.
Capital market firms such as LPLA are hard to value. This is because the rules they face are different to other companies, which can impact the way we forecast theirRead More...
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LPL Financial Holdings Inc. is at a 52-week high, but can investors hope for more gains in the future? We take a look at the fundamentals for LPLA for clues.
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LPL Financial Holdings has reached a $26 million settlement with state securities regulators resolving claims that the U.S. broker-dealer was negligent in supervising employees and preventing the sale of unregistered securities to customers. The settlement was announced on Wednesday by state securities regulators in Massachusetts and Alabama, who said the deal will also ensure that LPL buys back securities that were illegally sold to investors. "Because of the states' combined efforts, thousands of investors will benefit and be given the right to have their money returned plus interest," Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin said in a statement.
The agreement will end allegations that the Boston-based broker-dealer failed to prevent the sale of unregistered securities to its clients.
Of the 19 analysts covering TD Ameritrade (AMTD) in April 2018, seven have recommended “strong buy,” five have recommended “buy,” six have recommended “hold,” and one has recommended “strong sell.” In March 2018, eight analysts recommended “strong buy,” three recommended “buy,” seven recommended “hold,” and one recommended “strong sell.”
TD Ameritrade’s (AMTD) NTM (next-12-month) price-to-book ratio is 4.1x, higher than the peer average of 4.0x, indicating its higher valuation. Competitors LPL Financial (LPLA), E*TRADE Financial (ETFC), and Charles Schwab (SCHW) have NTM price-to-book ratios of 6.1x, 2.2x, and 3.6x, respectively.
By a 4 to 1 vote, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed a rule to establish a standard of conduct for broker-dealers, which will require complying with obligations of disclosure, care and conflicts of interest. The new rules also will require registered investment advisers and broker-dealers to provide to retail investors a brief relationship summary that isn't longer than four pages, with information on issues such as fees and conflicts of interest. It would also clarify the definition of the fiduciary duty for investment advisers.
Short interest is low for LPLA with fewer than 5% of shares on loan. The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. Over the last month, ETFs holding LPLA are favorable, with net inflows of $3.01 billion.
Improvement in total brokerage and advisory assets reflects LPL Financial's (LPLA) strong fundamentals and inorganic growth strategy.
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