Today’s Rating Change: Hargreaves Lansdown PLC (LON:HL) Hold Rating Reconfirmed by Jefferies International; With GBX 1304.00 Target

November 23, 2016 - By Peter Erickson

Hargreaves Lansdown PLC (LON:HL) Rating

Jefferies International currently has a GBX 1304.00 TP on the 5.86B GBP market cap company or 5.59% upside potential. In a research report revealed to clients and investors on Wednesday morning, Hargreaves Lansdown PLC (LON:HL) stock had its Hold Rating reiterated by expert analysts at Jefferies International.

Hargreaves Lansdown PLC (LON:HL) Ratings Coverage

Out of 16 analysts covering Hargreaves Lansdown PLC (LON:HL), 4 rate it a “Buy”, 5 “Sell”, while 7 “Hold”. This means 25% are positive. GBX 1500 is the highest target while GBX 813 is the lowest. The GBX 1248.06 average target is 1.06% above today’s (GBX 1235) stock price. Hargreaves Lansdown PLC has been the topic of 93 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. JP Morgan maintained the shares of HL in a report on Monday, February 8 with “Underweight” rating. As per Thursday, September 8, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. Peel Hunt maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, February 3 report. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Friday, January 22 report. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Bernstein given on Tuesday, February 2. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Wednesday, February 3 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Hargreaves Lansdown PLC (LON:HL) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, April 11 by Jefferies. On Tuesday, January 26 the stock rating was maintained by Numis Securities with “Hold”. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Friday, January 15 by Citigroup. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Underperform” rating and GBX 1025 target price in Tuesday, August 25 report.

About 117,522 shares traded hands. Hargreaves Lansdown PLC (LON:HL) has declined 5.85% since April 26, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 11.18% the S&P500.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.74 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.27, from 1.47 in 2016Q1. The ratio increased, as 22 funds sold all Hargreaves Lansdown PLC shares owned while 42 reduced positions. 34 funds bought stakes while 60 increased positions. They now own 227.21 million shares or 16.98% more from 194.24 million shares in 2016Q1.

The Delaware-based Dupont Management has invested 0.01% in Hargreaves Lansdown PLC (LON:HL). Moreover, Amalgamated Fincl Bank has 0.02% invested in Hargreaves Lansdown PLC (LON:HL) for 41,665 shares. James Investment Inc has 0.02% invested in the company for 175,170 shares. Blackrock Invest Limited reported 1.58 million shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Blackrock Fund Advisors last reported 9.65M shares in the company. Nuveen Asset Management Limited Co owns 25,262 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Ameritas Investment accumulated 0.01% or 28,581 shares. Schwab Charles Invest Mgmt holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Hargreaves Lansdown PLC (LON:HL) for 1.81M shares. Amer Interest Grp Inc accumulated 0% or 219,760 shares. Jpmorgan Chase & Communications has invested 0% of its portfolio in Hargreaves Lansdown PLC (LON:HL). Ubs Asset Americas has invested 0% of its portfolio in Hargreaves Lansdown PLC (LON:HL). Wells Fargo & Mn has 0% invested in the company for 596,302 shares. Td Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp has 101 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Us Bank De last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Savings Bank Of Montreal Can has 3,867 shares for 0% of their US portfolio.

Insider Transactions: Since June 3, 2016, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 9 insider sales for $4.01 million net activity. 5,000 shares with value of $22,650 were sold by TAYLOR ANTHONY P on Friday, June 10. $80,274 worth of Hargreaves Lansdown PLC (LON:HL) shares were sold by Sienko David C. Nethercutt George R Jr also sold $200,000 worth of Hargreaves Lansdown PLC (LON:HL) on Friday, July 1. $712,000 worth of Hargreaves Lansdown PLC (LON:HL) shares were sold by Radford Lawrence P. On Tuesday, August 9 BAKER PHILLIPS S JR sold $2.77M worth of the stock or 392,863 shares.

Hargreaves Lansdown plc offers a direct to investor investment service. The company has a market cap of 5.86 billion GBP. The Firm provides execution only, advisory services and third-party investments for individuals and corporates. It has a 33.14 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions are the Vantage division, the Discretionary/Managed division and the Third Party/Other Services division.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Hecla Mining Company is a leading low-cost U.S. silver producer with operating mines in Alaska and Idaho, and is a growing gold producer with an operating mine in Quebec, Canada. The Company also has exploration and pre-development properties in five world-class silver and gold mining districts in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, and an exploration office and investments in early-stage silver exploration projects in Canada.”

HL Company Profile

Hecla Mining Company, incorporated on August 7, 2006, is engaged in discovering, acquiring, developing and producing silver, gold, lead and zinc. The Firm and its subsidiaries provide precious and base metals to the United States and around the world. The Firm produces lead, zinc and bulk concentrates, which it markets to custom smelters and brokers, and unrefined bullion bars (dore) containing gold and silver at Greens Creek and Casa Berardi. The Company’s divisions include the Greens Creek, Lucky Friday, Casa Berardi units and San Sebastian. The Firm is focused on its San Sebastian project; North Idaho’s Silver Valley; Greens Creek unit on Alaska’s Admiralty Island; the silver-producing district near Durango; the Abitibi region of north-western Quebec, and the Creede district of Southwestern Colorado. The concentrates produced at its Greens Creek and Lucky Friday units contain payable silver, zinc and lead, and the concentrates produced at Greens Creek contain payable gold.

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