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Houlihan Lokey (HLI) Stock Price, News & Analysis

-1.88 (-1.38%)
(As of 05/22/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
259,643 shs
Average Volume
343,804 shs
Market Capitalization
$9.28 billion
P/E Ratio
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Price Target

Houlihan Lokey MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
2.33 Rating Score
7.4% Downside
$124.33 Price Target
Short Interest
1.71% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
1.09mentions of Houlihan Lokey in the last 14 days
Based on 6 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$128,940 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $5.72 to $6.87 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.81 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

54th out of 821 stocks

Investment Advice Industry

4th out of 44 stocks

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About Houlihan Lokey Stock (NYSE:HLI)

Houlihan Lokey, Inc., an investment banking company, provides merger and acquisition (M&A), capital market, financial restructuring, and financial and valuation advisory services worldwide. It operates in three segments: Corporate Finance, Financial Restructuring, and Financial and Valuation Advisory. The Corporate Finance segment offers general financial advisory services; and advises public and private institutions on buy-side and sell-side transactions, leveraged loans, private mezzanine debt, high-yield debt, initial public offerings, follow-ons, convertibles, equity private placements, private equity, and liability management transactions, as well as advise financial sponsors on various transactions. The Financial Restructuring segment advises debtors, creditors, and other parties-in-interest related to recapitalization/deleveraging transactions. It also provides a range of advisory services, including structuring, negotiation, and confirmation of plans of reorganization; structuring and analysis of exchange offers; corporate viability assessment; dispute resolution and expert testimony; and procuring debtor-in-possession financing. The Financial and Valuation Advisory segment offers valuations of various assets, such as companies, illiquid debt and equity securities, and intellectual property. It also provides fairness opinions in connection with M&A and other transactions, solvency opinions in connection with corporate spin-offs and dividend recapitalizations, and other types of financial opinions. In addition, this segment offers dispute resolution services. It serves corporations, financial sponsors, and government agencies. The company was incorporated in 1972 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

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Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
3 Analysts


Net Income
$280.30 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.91 billion
Cash Flow
$4.87 per share
Book Value
$26.58 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$9.28 billion
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HLI Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Houlihan Lokey stock right now?

3 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Houlihan Lokey in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" HLI shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in HLI, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Houlihan Lokey's stock price target for 2024?

3 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Houlihan Lokey's shares. Their HLI share price targets range from $101.00 to $145.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $124.33 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 7.4%.
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How have HLI shares performed in 2024?

Houlihan Lokey's stock was trading at $119.91 at the start of the year. Since then, HLI shares have increased by 12.0% and is now trading at $134.33.
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Are investors shorting Houlihan Lokey?

Houlihan Lokey saw a drop in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totaling 1,180,000 shares, a drop of 12.6% from the April 15th total of 1,350,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 323,900 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.6 days.
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When is Houlihan Lokey's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July 25th 2024.
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How were Houlihan Lokey's earnings last quarter?

Houlihan Lokey, Inc. (NYSE:HLI) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May, 8th. The financial services provider reported $1.27 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.20 by $0.07. The financial services provider earned $520.46 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $508.99 million. Houlihan Lokey had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 18.08% and a net margin of 14.64%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 17.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.11 earnings per share.

How often does Houlihan Lokey pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Houlihan Lokey?

Houlihan Lokey announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 8th. Investors of record on Monday, June 3rd will be paid a dividend of $0.57 per share on Saturday, June 15th. This represents a $2.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.70%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, June 3rd. This is a positive change from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.55.
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Is Houlihan Lokey a good dividend stock?

Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI) pays an annual dividend of $2.20 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.63%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 7 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 53.53%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, HLI will have a dividend payout ratio of 32.02% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What is Scott Beiser's approval rating as Houlihan Lokey's CEO?

77 employees have rated Houlihan Lokey Chief Executive Officer Scott Beiser on Scott Beiser has an approval rating of 87% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Houlihan Lokey own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Houlihan Lokey investors own include Energy Transfer (ET), AT&T (T), CVS Health (CVS), Home Depot (HD), Pfizer (PFE), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Verizon Communications (VZ), Alibaba Group (BABA) and Cisco Systems (CSCO).

When did Houlihan Lokey IPO?

Houlihan Lokey (HLI) raised $301 million in an initial public offering on Thursday, August 13th 2015. The company issued 13,100,000 shares at $22.00-$24.00 per share. BofA Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs acted as the underwriters for the IPO and UBS Investment Bank, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (A Stifel Company), Houlihan Lokey, Sandler O'Neill + Partners and JMP Securities were co-managers.

Who are Houlihan Lokey's major shareholders?

Houlihan Lokey's stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (7.39%), Earnest Partners LLC (4.65%), Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. (2.17%), Bamco Inc. NY (1.88%), Clearbridge Investments LLC (1.37%) and Capital International Investors (1.15%). Insiders that own company stock include Christopher M Crain, Irwin Gold, J Lindsey Alley, Paul Andrew Zuber, Robert A Schriesheim, Scott Joseph Adelson and Scott L Beiser.
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How do I buy shares of Houlihan Lokey?

Shares of HLI stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NYSE:HLI) was last updated on 5/23/2024 by Staff

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