Investment Brokerage Companies Announce New Records, Appointments, Transitions, and Financial Results - Research Report on Morgan Stanley, CME Group, LPL Financial Holdings, Raymond James, and FXCM

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Aug 20, 2013, 08:00 ET from Analysts' Corner

NEW YORK, August 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME), LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LPLA), FXCM Inc. (NYSE: FXCM), and Raymond James Financial Inc. (NYSE: RJF). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Morgan Stanley Research Report

On August 15, 2013, Morgan Stanley (Morgan Stanley) announced that the Company's Managing Director, Carla Harris, has been appointed by U.S. President Barack Obama, as Chair of the National Women's Business Council. Commenting on the announcement, Morgan Stanley Chairman and CEO, James Gorman, said, "Congratulations to Carla on her appointment to the National Women's Business Council. Her tremendous energy, experience and vision will make her an excellent advocate for women in business." Carla Harris added, "I am honored and delighted to lead the National Women's Business Council. The NWBC's vision for female business owners and their role in our national economy is a strong one. I look forward to collaborating with my fellow Council members as we work to add to the millions of female business owners in the United States and to motivate those women aspiring to achieve as producers, innovators and leaders." The Full Research Report on Morgan Stanley - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []

CME Group Inc. Research Report

On August 13, 2013, CME Group Inc. (CME Group) announced that it has reached a record 104,839 contracts in trading volume for its NYMEX Brent (BZ) crude oil futures contract on August 12, 2013. This compares to the last record day, August 8, 2013, when volume reached 90,390 contracts. CME Group stated that this was the first time NYMEX Brent has surpassed 100,000 contracts. In addition, CME Group stated that the average daily volume (ADV) for NYMEX Brent is at record highs of 63,382 till date in August 2013, compared to 50,679 in July 2013. The Full Research Report on CME Group Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []

LPL Financial Holdings Inc. Research Report

On August 15, 2013, LPL Financial LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc., announced that Shaw Financial Services, Inc. has transitioned to the LPL Financial broker-dealer and corporate RIA platforms. Commenting on the transition, Bill Morrissey, Executive Vice President of Business Development at LPL Financial said, "We are pleased to welcome Shaw Financial Services to LPL Financial. Shaw Financial is led by seasoned financial industry veterans who have a passion for financial education and enabling their clients to feel confident in making intelligent, educated investment choices suited to appropriate goals. The firm enjoys an exceptional reputation in their local markets, which has resulted in the steady growth of its practice. Equally important, we are delighted that our industry-known platforms, resources and tools continue to position our company as the destination of choice for leading independent advisory practices such as Shaw Financial across the nation." The Full Research Report on LPL Investment Holdings Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []

Raymond James Financial Inc. Research Report

On August 15, 2013, Raymond James Financial Inc. (Raymond James) announced that David Patchen, Raymond James Financial Services' regional director for the firm's independent broker/dealer, was appointed as Senior Vice President of PCG Education and Practice Management, effective September 1, 2013. His role will support all business models under the firm's AdvisorChoice spectrum, according to Chet Helck, CEO of the Global Private Client Group. Helck said, "David will continue Raymond James' emphasis on advisor education, including helping financial advisors take best advantage of the products and services offered by Raymond James so that they can grow their businesses. He has extensive knowledge of and proven experience with advisor education and practice management, two areas that are key to growing our Private Client Group as a whole. He is uniquely suited for this role, and I look forward to the contributions he will make to our ongoing efforts." The Full Research Report on Raymond James Financial Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []

FXCM Inc. Research Report

On August 7, 2013, FXCM Inc. (FXCM) reported financial results for Q2 2013. Total net revenues were up by 52.8% YoY to $140.1 million. GAAP net income (attributable to FXCM) was $10.1 million or $0.32 per diluted share, compared to net loss of $1.4 million or $0.06 per diluted share in Q2 2012. Drew Niv, CEO of FXCM, "XCM turned in one of its best quarters with record revenues and our second highest EBITDA ever - only slightly below the fourth quarter of 2008, when volatility spiked to levels more than double what we saw in the second quarter. We have expanded the scale of our business to the point that we were able to deliver outstanding results in a much more moderate climate." The Full Research Report on FXCM Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


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