LPL Financial Holdings Inc (LPLA) reported quarterly earnings results on Thursday, Apr-28-2016. The company said it had a profit of $0.56 Earnings per Share for the quarter. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations beating the analyst consensus estimate by $0.08. Analysts had a consensus of $0.48. The company posted revenue of $1005.00 million in the period, compared to analysts expectations of $1027.92 million. The company’s revenue was down -9.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.64 EPS.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on LPL Financial Holdings Inc. LPL Financial Holdings Inc was Downgraded by Goldman to ” Sell” on Apr 5, 2016. LPL Financial Holdings Inc was Upgraded by Citigroup to ” Neutral” on Feb 17, 2016. LPL Financial Holdings Inc was Upgraded by Credit Suisse to ” Outperform” on Feb 16, 2016.
LPL Financial Holdings Inc closed down -0.39 points or -1.43% at $26.8 with 6,41,165 shares getting traded on Wednesday. Post opening the session at $27, the shares hit an intraday low of $26.26 and an intraday high of $27.07 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Wednesday session in Red.
In a different news, on Mar 8, 2016, Jeffrey R. Buchheister (EVP, Chief Accounting Officer) purchased 100 shares at $16.40 per share price. According to the SEC, on Mar 8, 2016, Dan H. Arnold (President) sold 1,208 shares at $21.27 per share price. On Mar 2, 2016, Viet D Dinh (director) purchased 4,844 shares at $20.42 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
LPL Financial Holdings Inc. is an independent broker-dealer a custodian for registered investment advisors (RIAs) and an independent consultant to retirement plans. The Company provides a platform of brokerage and investment advisory services to independent financial advisors including financial advisors at around 700 financial institutions enabling them to provide their retail investors with objective financial advice. It also supports approximately 4400 financial advisors who are affiliated and licensed with insurance companies through customized clearing services advisory platforms and technology solutions. It provides its advisors with the front-office middle-office and back-office support. The Company provides its technology and service to advisors through a technology platform that is server-based and Web-accessible. Its subsidiaries include LPL Financial LLC The Private Trust Company N.A. Independent Advisers Group Corporation and LPL Insurance Associates Inc.