American States Water Company (AWR) Forms $56.19 Double Top; LPL Financial Holdings (LPLA) Has 2 Sentiment

January 21, 2018 - By Jerrie Dane

LPL Financial Holdings Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides an integrated platform of brokerage and investment advisory services to independent financial advisors in the United States. The company has market cap of $5.32 billion. The Company’s brokerage offerings include variable and fixed annuities, mutual funds, equities, alternative investments such as non-traded real estate investment trusts and business development companies, retirement and 529 education savings plans, fixed income, and insurance. It has a 24.98 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s fee platforms provide access to mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, stocks, bonds, certain option strategies, unit investment trusts, and institutional money managers and no-load multi-manager variable annuities.

American States Water Company (AWR) formed double top with $61.25 target or 9.00% above today’s $56.19 share price. American States Water Company (AWR) has $2.06B valuation. The stock increased 1.98% or $1.09 during the last trading session, reaching $56.19. About 304,105 shares traded or 60.80% up from the average. American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) has risen 17.06% since January 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.36% the S&P500.

Among 5 analysts covering American States Water (NYSE:AWR), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. American States Water has $128 highest and $36 lowest target. $64.25’s average target is 14.34% above currents $56.19 stock price. American States Water had 12 analyst reports since August 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital initiated American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) on Monday, January 4 with “Underweight” rating. The stock of American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) earned “Corporate” rating by FinnCap on Thursday, November 24. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Underweight” on Friday, May 20. The company was downgraded on Saturday, August 8 by Zacks. The stock of American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, August 5 by Janney Capital. As per Monday, December 18, the company rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Underweight” rating in Tuesday, September 6 report. The firm has “Sell” rating by Janney Capital given on Friday, October 16. The rating was downgraded by Ladenburg Thalmann to “Sell” on Friday, February 26. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by Wells Fargo.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 11 selling transactions for $1.37 million activity. On Tuesday, August 8 SPROWLS ROBERT J sold $488,937 worth of American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) or 9,586 shares. $145,581 worth of stock was sold by SWITZER BRYAN K on Wednesday, August 16. Another trade for 500 shares valued at $24,470 was sold by BONTA DIANA M. Shares for $85,925 were sold by ANDERSON JAMES L on Friday, August 18. ROSS LLOYD E sold $24,435 worth of stock or 500 shares. The insider GALLAGHER JAMES B sold $98,474. $62,013 worth of stock was sold by KRUGER DENISE L on Monday, October 2.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.19, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 12 investors sold American States Water Company shares while 58 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 23.15 million shares or 1.21% less from 23.44 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 18,655 were reported by Weatherly Asset Mngmt L P. Fruth Investment holds 7,800 shares. The Colorado-based Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has invested 0% in American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR). 5,433 were reported by Natixis. Pub Sector Pension Investment Board owns 23,154 shares. Guggenheim Cap Limited Liability Corporation owns 134,607 shares. Cetera Advisor Lc holds 0.01% or 4,093 shares. New York-based Tocqueville Asset Management Limited Partnership has invested 0.01% in American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR). Northern Tru Corp has 608,419 shares. Hightower Advsrs Ltd Liability Co invested in 0.01% or 32,253 shares. Cambridge Invest Advsr invested in 0.01% or 8,833 shares. King Wealth Management Group Ltd Liability Com owns 7,000 shares or 0.13% of their US portfolio. Ontario – Canada-based Commercial Bank Of Montreal Can has invested 0% in American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR). Goldman Sachs has 0% invested in American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR). Sei holds 580 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

Analysts await American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $0.35 EPS, up 16.67% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.3 per share. AWR’s profit will be $12.84 million for 40.14 P/E if the $0.35 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.57 actual EPS reported by American States Water Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -38.60% negative EPS growth.

Hmi Capital Llc holds 13.36% of its portfolio in LPL Financial Holdings Inc. for 1.88 million shares. Fairview Capital Investment Management Llc owns 3.93 million shares or 12.76% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Three Corner Global Investors Lp has 9.69% invested in the company for 669,893 shares. The California-based Spo Advisory Corp has invested 7.15% in the stock. Clarkston Capital Partners Llc, a Michigan-based fund reported 2.31 million shares.

Analysts await LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LPLA) to report earnings on February, 8. They expect $0.41 EPS, down 10.87% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.46 per share. LPLA’s profit will be $36.96 million for 35.99 P/E if the $0.41 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.63 actual EPS reported by LPL Financial Holdings Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -34.92% negative EPS growth.

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of LPL Financial’s analysts are positive. Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating LPL Financial, 0 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 4 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $27.0 while the high is $35.0. The stock’s average target of $31 is -47.48% below today’s ($59.03) share price. LPLA was included in 5 notes of analysts from August 22, 2016. The stock of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LPLA) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, August 22 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, October 12 by JP Morgan. UBS upgraded it to “Neutral” rating and $35.0 target in Thursday, November 10 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Tuesday, January 10. The company was initiated on Monday, September 26 by Morgan Stanley.

The stock increased 0.91% or $0.53 during the last trading session, reaching $59.03. About 751,670 shares traded. LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (LPLA) has risen 64.23% since January 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 47.53% the S&P500.