Analyst Ratings for LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (LPLA)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Shares of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LPLA) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. LPLA had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

Of the 11 analysts covering the stock, 4 gave it a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 5 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 4 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

LPLA was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 49, implying potential capital gains of 6.57 percent. The minimum price target given was 38, implying a possible loss of -17.36 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 1.54 percent. That number becomes 0.77 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 2.05 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 11.91 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 4 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 4 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

LPLA has an estimated earnings growth rate of 19.57 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. LPLA has a PEG ratio of 1.12.

LPLA has traded between a high of 46.62 and a low of 24.46 over the past year. Today's price is 87.98 percent above the 52-week low, and 1.37 percent below the high. LPLA has a P/E ratio of 22. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The LPLA value stock report compares LPLA to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of LPLA is $4.15 billion. LPLA is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.