NEW YORK, August 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Stock-Callers.com turns its focus on four U.S. Investment Brokerage firms, namely, Leucadia National Corp. (NYSE: LUK), CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME), BGC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP), and LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LPLA). Despite a turbulent 2015, analysts remain optimistic for the overall industry and anticipate more M&A activities for the remainder of 2016. Download the free research reports on these stocks today:
New York headquartered Leucadia National Corp.'s stock finished the session at $18.00, climbing 1.12%. A total volume of 1.47 million shares was traded. Over the last month and the previous three months, the Company's shares have advanced 6.64% and 11.36%, respectively. Additionally, the stock has gained 4.30% since the start of this year. Shares of the Company are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 2.66% and 6.05%, respectively. Moreover, shares of Leucadia National, which engages in investment banking and capital markets, beef processing, manufacturing, oil and gas exploration and production, and asset management activities, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 53.86.
On July 28th, 2016, Leucadia National announced that the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend equal to $0.0625 per Leucadia common share payable on September 30th, 2016 to record holders of Leucadia common shares on September 19th, 2016. See our free and comprehensive research report on LUK at:
Shares in Chicago, Illinois headquartered CME Group Inc. ended yesterday's session 0.02% lower at $103.27. A total volume of 2.07 million shares was traded, which was above its three months average volume of 1.40 million shares. The stock has gained 5.51% in the past month, 12.56% in the previous three months, and 15.44% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading 5.49% above their 50-day moving average and 11.37% above their 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of CME Group, which through its subsidiaries, operate contract markets for the trading of futures and options on futures contracts worldwide, have an RSI of 66.80.
On July 28th, 2016, CME Group reported revenue of $906 million and operating income of $563 million for Q2 2016. The company's net income was $320 million and diluted earnings per share were $0.95 for Q2 2016. CME Group noted that Q2 2016 average daily volume was 15.1 million contracts, up 13% from Q2 2015, and included a quarterly record for agricultural commodities. CME free research report PDF is just a click away at:
On Wednesday, New York headquartered BGC Partners Inc.'s stock rose 1.77%, to close the day at $9.18 and with a total volume of 1.10 million shares traded. The Company's shares have advanced 10.47% in the last one month and 4.06% in the previous three months. The stock is trading 3.21% above its 50-day moving average and 4.35% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of BGC Partners, which operates as a brokerage company in the U.K., the U.S., Asia, France, other parts of the Americas and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, have an RSI of 58.14.
On July 19th, 2016, BGC Partners announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the businesses of Sunrise Brokers Group, an independent financial brokerage with a leading reputation in worldwide equity derivatives. Shaun D. Lynn, President, BGC Partners, said, "This transaction enables us to further expand our equity derivatives offering and complements our existing financial services business." Sign up for your complimentary report on BGCP at:
LPL Financial Holdings
Shares in Boston, Massachusetts-based LPL Financial Holdings Inc. ended the day 3.43% higher at $25.63 with a total volume of 665,540 shares traded. The stock has gained 20.05% in the past month and 6.59% in the previous three months. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day moving average by 4.02%. Furthermore, shares of LPL Financial Holdings, which together with its subsidiaries, provide an integrated platform of brokerage and investment advisory services to independent financial advisors in the U.S., have an RSI of 56.20.
On July 28th, 2016, LPL Financial Holdings reported net income of $48 million, or $0.53 per share, for Q2 2016 compared to $50 million, or $0.56 per share, in the prior quarter. The company reported that Brokerage and advisory assets were $488 billion in second Q2 2016, up 2% sequentially, while net new advisory assets were $2.8 billion, translating to a 6% annualized growth rate. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and download the latest research report on LPLA at:
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