Stock To Watch: LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LPLA)


The leading market experts have placed a mean price target of $26.810 on LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LPLA) stock. This price level, which is estimated to be attained in one-year, indicates the mean of stock opinions given by the companies included in the First Call survey. The renowned research firms have predicted earnings of $0.380 a share for the upcoming quarter and $1.870 for the current fiscal.

Technical View

The technical analysis of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. plainly substantiates that the 50-day moving average of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. is $24.132, and stock is trading $2.813 points away or +11.658% from its 50-day moving average of $24.132. Further it is trading $2.368 or +9.635% away its 200-day moving average of $24.577. LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LPLA) 52-week high is $48.000 and the 52-week low is $15.380.

This explains if the stock moves $-21.055, it will post a 52-week high. In event of +75.195% decline, a 52-week low will be hit.

Taking the valuation aspect to emphasize the valuation of LPL Financial Holdings Inc., shareholders can apply financial tool known as price-to-earnings ratio. This financial ratio assesses stock’s valuation by considering the relative expense of the stock. Following this ratio, LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LPLA) ratio came in at 15.020.

The stock last ended the trading session at $26.945 and registered a market cap of $2.40B. To appraise firm’s growth, the shareholders take help of the Price-to-Earnings-Growth ratio. When a stock has a higher PEG ratio, it is suggestive of lower stock appreciation in approaching sessions. A stock comes in the group of undervalued stocks when its PEG ratio falls in between 0 and 1. LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LPLA) PEG ratio is at 1.010.

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