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LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (LPLA) 2022 Stock Forecast: Bullish Outlook with 28.42% Upside

LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LPLA) is 11.79% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $127.03 and a high of $220.80 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The LPLA stock was last observed hovering at around $178.83 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.13% off its average median price target of $232.50 for the next 12 months. It is also 28.42% off the consensus price target high of $250.00 offered by 12 analysts, but current levels are 15.58% higher than the price target low of $212.00 for the same period.

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Currently trading at $178.96, the stock is -2.13% and -3.01% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 0.49 million and changing 0.07% at the moment leaves the stock 1.57% off its SMA200. LPLA registered 35.28% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 1.83%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $184.22 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $176.29.

The stock witnessed a -5.16% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -16.86%, and is 1.39% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 3.57% over the week and 3.98% over the month.

LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (LPLA) has around 6059 employees, a market worth around $13.81B and $8.08B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 31.51 and Fwd P/E is 11.63. Profit margin for the company is 5.70%. Distance from 52-week low is 40.88% and -18.95% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (12.30%).

LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (LPLA) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (LPLA) is a “Overweight”. 12 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.00, where 4 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 8 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

LPL Financial Holdings Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 10/27/2022.The EPS is expected to shrink by -3.90% this year.

LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (LPLA) Top Institutional Holders

The shares outstanding are 79.98M, and float is at 79.48M with Short Float at 3.18%.

LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (LPLA) Insider Activity

A total of 124 insider transactions have happened at LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (LPLA) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 53 and purchases happening 71 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Arnold Dan H. ,the company’sPresident & CEO. SEC filings show that Arnold Dan H. sold 19,508 shares of the company’s common stock on May 27 at a price of $200.36 per share for a total of $3.91 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 0.16 million shares.

LPL Financial Holdings Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on May 26 that Arnold Dan H. (President & CEO) sold a total of 19,508 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on May 26 and was made at $194.21 per share for $3.79 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 0.16 million shares of the LPLA stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on May 16, Oroschakoff Michelle (Managing Director) disposed off 15,724 shares at an average price of $172.23 for $2.71 million. The insider now directly holds 42,068 shares of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (LPLA).

LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (LPLA): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW) that is trading -11.10% down over the past 12 months and Raymond James Financial Inc. (RJF) that is 4.45% higher over the same period. T. Rowe Price Group Inc. (TROW) is -44.11% down on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has fallen -26.67% from the last report on Apr 28, 2022 to stand at a total of 1.9 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 1.58.

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