Professional Analysts at BMO Capital Maintain their “Hold” rating for Barrick Gold (ABX). The Target Price Given is $18.0; Lpl Financial Holdings (LPLA) Shorts Up By 5.4%

November 15, 2017 - By Ellis Scott

Lpl Financial Holdings Incorporated (NASDAQ:LPLA) had an increase of 5.4% in short interest. LPLA’s SI was 1.18M shares in November as released by FINRA. Its up 5.4% from 1.12M shares previously. With 974,300 avg volume, 1 days are for Lpl Financial Holdings Incorporated (NASDAQ:LPLA)’s short sellers to cover LPLA’s short positions. The SI to Lpl Financial Holdings Incorporated’s float is 1.76%. The stock decreased 1.11% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $49.18. About 2,163 shares traded. LPL Financial Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LPLA) has risen 64.23% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 47.53% the S&P500.

Among 24 analysts covering Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE:ABX), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Barrick Gold Corp. has $29 highest and $7.50 lowest target. $19.05’s average target is 35.11% above currents $14.1 stock price. Barrick Gold Corp. had 77 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Monday, October 3 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, November 1. The rating was maintained by Sterne Agee CRT on Monday, August 17 with “Neutral”. Canaccord Genuity upgraded the shares of ABX in report on Friday, July 31 to “Sell” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by TD Securities given on Friday, June 23. The company was upgraded on Monday, April 18 by Clarkson Platou. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $21.0 target in Monday, August 21 report. The stock of Barrick Gold Corp (USA) (NYSE:ABX) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, October 19. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, October 31 by Mackie. On Thursday, July 14 the stock rating was upgraded by Jefferies to “Buy”.

Since June 2, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $1.26 million activity. $1.26M worth of LPL Financial Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LPLA) was sold by Morrissey William P. Jr..

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.27 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.05, from 1.32 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 21 investors sold LPL Financial Holdings Inc shares while 56 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. 80.24 million shares or 0.73% less from 80.83 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 35,133 were reported by Zacks Mngmt. Ajo Lp invested 0.02% of its portfolio in LPL Financial Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LPLA). Cantab Capital Partners Ltd Liability Partnership reported 0% of its portfolio in LPL Financial Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LPLA). Engineers Gate Manager Ltd Partnership has 0.17% invested in LPL Financial Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LPLA) for 44,160 shares. Eaton Vance invested in 0.01% or 99,471 shares. Ny State Common Retirement Fund owns 222,043 shares. Dupont Management owns 0.03% invested in LPL Financial Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LPLA) for 30,556 shares. Deutsche Natl Bank Ag invested in 290,363 shares. Fund Management Sa reported 154,100 shares stake. 16,766 are held by Nationwide Fund. Canada Pension Plan Inv Board holds 0.01% or 95,000 shares. Century Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Co has 0.31% invested in LPL Financial Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LPLA) for 42,012 shares. Lpl Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 29,661 shares. Bankshares Of Mellon owns 509,294 shares. Northern Trust Corp reported 388,512 shares.

LPL Financial Holdings Inc. is a broker-dealer, a custodian for registered investment advisors and an independent consultant to retirement plans. The company has market cap of $4.44 billion. The Firm provides a platform of brokerage and investment advisory services to independent financial advisors, including financial advisors at financial institutions across the country. It has a 20.85 P/E ratio. It also supported approximately 4,000 financial advisors, affiliated and licensed with insurance companies through customized clearing services, advisory platforms and technology solutions, as of December 31, 2016.

Among 10 analysts covering LPL Financial Holdings (NASDAQ:LPLA), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. LPL Financial Holdings had 37 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, June 5 with “Buy”. As per Thursday, November 9, the company rating was maintained by Nomura. The stock of LPL Financial Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LPLA) earned “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Friday, October 27. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Thursday, October 5 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 17 by Nomura. UBS upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Thursday, November 10 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, August 22. The rating was initiated by Morgan Stanley with “Underweight” on Monday, September 26. On Friday, February 12 the stock rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo to “Market Perform”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, October 12 by JP Morgan.

Barrick Gold Corporation is a gold mining company. The company has market cap of $16.35 billion. The Firm is principally engaged in the production and sale of gold and copper, as well as related activities, such as exploration and mine development. It has a 7.5 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include Goldstrike, Cortez, Pueblo Viejo, Lagunas Norte, Veladero, Turquoise Ridge, Acacia Mining plc (Acacia), Pascua-Lama and Other Mines.

Analysts await Barrick Gold Corp (USA) (NYSE:ABX) to report earnings on February, 21. They expect $0.21 EPS, down 4.55% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.22 per share. ABX’s profit will be $243.51M for 16.79 P/E if the $0.21 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.16 actual EPS reported by Barrick Gold Corp (USA) for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 31.25% EPS growth.

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