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. Yahoo Finance discussed the stock recently as it posted LPL Financial Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Results.
As a NASDAQ listed company, LPLA falls under the Financial sector while operating within the Capital Markets industry segment. The current market capitalization of LPL Financial Holdings Inc is $18.18B. A total of 1.03 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 675.29K shares.
Aside from predicting where a stock will go, investors also consider insider trades as an indicator of the stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, LPLA has seen 1 BUY and 15 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 13,488 and the disposition of 22,830 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 85 BUYs and 65 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 233,118 shares during that period but sold 255,841.
In the most recent transaction, Jambusaria Aneri sold 1,930 shares of LPLA for 222.37 per share on Nov 02. After the transaction, the Managing Director now owns 1,802 company shares. In a previous transaction on Sep 20, Arnold Dan H. sold 353 shares at 250.03 per share. LPLA shares that President & CEO owns now total 145,884.
Among the insiders who sold shares, Arnold Dan H. disposed of 175 shares on Sep 19 at a per-share price of $250.00. This resulted in the President & CEO holding 145,884 shares of LPLA after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Steinmeier Richard sold 10,300 shares at $242.68 per share on Sep 13. Company shares held by the Managing Director now total 16,914.
Investors prefer companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook. LPL Financial Holdings Inc pays an annual dividend of $1.25, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.52%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 16.31. LPLA’s most recent ex-dividend date was 11/8/2023 when it declared a $0.30 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 11/27/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 8/25/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 8/10/2023. The LPLA stock dividend was $0.30 per share in cash.
In spite of price targets being rarely accurate, it tends to exert some kind influence from time to time, and was often accepted by the market as having some value. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for LPLA in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $268.07 with high estimates of $295.00 and low estimates of $224.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, LPLA has a high of $257.64 and a low of $179.00.
As of this writing, LPLA has an earnings estimate of $LG Display Co, Ltd AMERICAN DEP per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. estimates, with a high estimate of $CPLA per share and a lower estimate of $Liberty Latin America Ltd.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
The balance sheet of a company shows what assets and liabilities a company has, as well as the amount, equity investors have invested. With the help of this information, a company’s financial ratios can be calculated to give investors an overview of the company’s prospects. LPLA’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $514.92M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $3.05B in debt and $2.74B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $27.65, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $1.67B.
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. Currently, 0 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 Buy with a score of 4.08.