The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (LPLA) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.02, or -0.01%, to $211.41. The LPL Financial Holdings Inc. has recorded 75,212 volume in the after hours trading session. Recently, Yahoo Finance discussed the stock, revealing that LPL Financial Announces First Quarter 2023 Results.
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The company is listed on the NASDAQ and operates within the Capital Markets industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $211.43 and fluctuated between $212.78 as its day high and $207.79 as its day low. The current market capitalization of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. is $16.16B. A total of 1.13 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 990.92K shares.
Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. During the recent three months, LPLA has seen 32 BUY and 37 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 119,594 and the disposition of 164,098 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 92 BUYs and 77 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 346,376 shares during that period but sold 362,031.
In the most recent transaction, Arnold Dan H. sold 38,444 shares of LPLA for 246.20 per share on Feb 27. After the transaction, the President & CEO now owns 154,884 company shares. In a previous transaction on Feb 27, Audette Matthew J sold 7,111 shares at 246.17 per share. LPLA shares that Chief Financial Officer owns now total 12,644.
Among the insiders who sold shares, Oroschakoff Michelle disposed of 4,809 shares on Feb 27 at a per-share price of $246.18. This resulted in the Managing Director holding 23,852 shares of LPLA after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Larsen Sallie R. sold 4,439 shares at $248.13 per share on Feb 27. Company shares held by the Managing Director now total 25,196.
The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. LPL Financial Holdings Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.20, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.57%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 20.30. LPLA’s most recent ex-dividend date was 5/17/2023 when it declared a $0.30 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 6/1/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 3/28/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 3/13/2023. The LPLA stock dividend was $0.30 per share in cash.
It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for LPLA in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $236.33 with high estimates of $290.00 and low estimates of $192.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, LPLA has a high of $271.56 and a low of $165.47.
As of this writing, LPLA has an earnings estimate of $4.13 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 12 estimates, with a high estimate of $4.59 per share and a lower estimate of $3.74. The company reported an EPS of $4.21 in the last quarter, which was 5.20% higher than expectations of $4.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. Its Book Value Per Share was $27.27, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $1.67B.
There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. Currently, 15 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for LPLA is Underweight with a score of 4.00. A total of 8 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 2 rated it as Overweight while 5 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.