NASDAQ:LPLA - LPL Financial Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $70.88 +1.21 (+1.74 %) (As of 01/21/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$69.67Today's Range$69.57 - $71.6552-Week Range$52.03 - $73.28Volume602,488 shsAverage Volume544,032 shsMarket Capitalization$6.15 billionP/E Ratio23.63Dividend Yield1.41%Beta1.42 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email LPL Financial Holdings Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides an integrated platform of brokerage and investment advisory services to independent financial advisors and financial advisors at financial institutions in the United States. Its brokerage offerings include variable and fixed annuities, mutual funds, equities, retirement and 529 education savings plans, fixed income, and insurance, as well as alternative investments, such as non-traded real estate investment trusts and business development companies. The company also provides fee-based advisory platforms that provide access to mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, stocks, bonds, certain option strategies, unit investment trusts, and institutional money managers and no-load multi-manager variable annuities. In addition, it offers cash sweep programs; and retirement solutions for commission- and fee-based services that allow advisors to provide brokerage services, consultation, and advice to retirement plan sponsors. Further, the company provides other services comprising tools and services that enable advisors to maintain and grow their practices; and trust, investment management oversight, and custodial services to trusts for estates and families, as well as insurance brokerage general agency services. It offers its services to approximately 15,000 independent financial advisors, including financial advisors at approximately 700 financial institutions. The company was formerly known as LPL Investment Holdings Inc. and changed its name to LPL Financial Holdings Inc. in June 2012. LPL Financial Holdings Inc. was founded in 1968 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts. Receive LPLA News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for LPLA and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Security & commodity brokers, dealers, exchanges & services Sub-IndustryInvestment Banking & Brokerage SectorFinance Current SymbolNASDAQ:LPLA Previous Symbol CUSIP50212V10 Webwww.lpl.com Phone617-423-3644Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio2.43 Current Ratio1.40 Quick Ratio1.40Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio23.63 Forward P/E Ratio13.60 P/E Growth0.79 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$4.28 billion Price / Sales1.44 Cash Flow$4.4747 per share Price / Cash Flow15.84 Book Value$10.70 per share Price / Book6.62Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.00 Net Income$238.86 million Net Margins7.68% Return on Equity41.69% Return on Assets7.78%Miscellaneous Employees3,736 Outstanding Shares86,710,000Market Cap$6.15 billion OptionableOptionable LPL Financial (NASDAQ:LPLA) Frequently Asked Questions What is LPL Financial's stock symbol? LPL Financial trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "LPLA." How often does LPL Financial pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for LPL Financial? LPL Financial declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, October 26th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.25 per share on Monday, November 26th. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.41%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 7th. View LPL Financial's Dividend History. How will LPL Financial's stock buyback program work? LPL Financial declared that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, December 7th 2017, which permits the company to buyback $359,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued. How were LPL Financial's earnings last quarter? LPL Financial Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LPLA) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October, 25th. The financial services provider reported $1.32 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.24 by $0.08. The financial services provider earned $1.33 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.30 billion. LPL Financial had a net margin of 7.68% and a return on equity of 41.69%. View LPL Financial's Earnings History. When is LPL Financial's next earnings date? LPL Financial is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, January 31st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for LPL Financial. What price target have analysts set for LPLA? 11 analysts have issued 1 year target prices for LPL Financial's stock. Their predictions range from $65.00 to $88.00. On average, they expect LPL Financial's stock price to reach $77.30 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 9.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for LPL Financial. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for LPL Financial? 11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for LPL Financial in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings, 7 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for LPL Financial. Has LPL Financial been receiving favorable news coverage? News stories about LPLA stock have trended very positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. LPL Financial earned a media sentiment score of 3.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the financial services provider a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future. Are investors shorting LPL Financial? LPL Financial saw a increase in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,120,935 shares, an increase of 45.4% from the December 14th total of 770,949 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 713,287 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.6 days. Approximately 1.3% of the shares of the company are short sold. View LPL Financial's Current Options Chain. Who are some of LPL Financial's key competitors? Some companies that are related to LPL Financial include T. Rowe Price Group (TROW), Nasdaq (NDAQ), BGC Partners (BGCP), INTL Fcstone (INTL), Yintech Investment (YIN), OTC Markets Group (OTCM), National (NHLD), Primus Guaranty (PRSG) and Cboe Global Markets (CBOE). Who are LPL Financial's key executives? LPL Financial's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Dan Hogan Arnold Jr., Pres, CEO & Director (Age 54)Mr. Matthew Jon Audette, MD & CFO (Age 43)Mr. Thomas Gooley, Managing Director of Service, Trading & Operations (Age 53)Mr. George Burton White, MD of Investor & Investment Solutions and Chief Investment Officer (Age 48)Mr. Scott Seese, MD & Chief Information Officer (Age 48) Who are LPL Financial's major shareholders? LPL Financial's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Clarkston Capital Partners LLC (1.71%), Boston Advisors LLC (0.08%), Hennessy Advisors Inc. (0.06%), TrimTabs Asset Management LLC (0.02%), Navellier & Associates Inc (0.01%) and Oakbrook Investments LLC (0.01%). Company insiders that own LPL Financial stock include Dan H Arnold, George Burton White, James S Riepe, John Andrew Kalbaugh, Marco Hellman, Mark S Casady, Michelle Oroschakoff, Sallie R Larsen, Thomas Gooley, Tracy Calder and William P Jr Morrissey. View Institutional Ownership Trends for LPL Financial. Which major investors are selling LPL Financial stock? LPLA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hennessy Advisors Inc., First Hawaiian Bank, Oakbrook Investments LLC, Navellier & Associates Inc and Meeder Asset Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold LPL Financial company stock in the last year include Dan H Arnold, George Burton White, James S Riepe, John Andrew Kalbaugh, Marco Hellman, Michelle Oroschakoff, Sallie R Larsen, Thomas Gooley, Tracy Calder and William P Jr Morrissey. View Insider Buying and Selling for LPL Financial. Which major investors are buying LPL Financial stock? LPLA stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Boston Advisors LLC, TrimTabs Asset Management LLC, Clarkston Capital Partners LLC and Contravisory Investment Management Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for LPL Financial. How do I buy shares of LPL Financial? Shares of LPLA can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is LPL Financial's stock price today? One share of LPLA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $70.88. How big of a company is LPL Financial? LPL Financial has a market capitalization of $6.15 billion and generates $4.28 billion in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $238.86 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.00 on an earnings per share basis. LPL Financial employs 3,736 workers across the globe. What is LPL Financial's official website? The official website for LPL Financial is http://www.lpl.com. How can I contact LPL Financial? LPL Financial's mailing address is 75 STATE STREET, BOSTON MA, 02109. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at 617-423-3644 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for LPL Financial (NASDAQ LPLA)Community Ranking: 2.0 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 302 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 462 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 764MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about LPL Financial and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe LPLA will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe LPLA will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. 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