A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Houlihan Lokey (NYSE: HLI) recently:

  • 8/10/2017 – Houlihan Lokey was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 7/28/2017 – Houlihan Lokey was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Houlihan Lokey, Inc. is an investment bank which focuses on mergers and acquisitions, financings, financial restructurings and financial advisory services. The Company’s operating segment consists of Corporate Finance, encompassing M&A and capital markets advisory; Financial Restructuring both out-of-court and in formal bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings and Financial Advisory Services, including financial opinions and a variety of valuation and financial consulting services. It operates primarily in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Houlihan Lokey, Inc. is based in LOS ANGELES, United States. “
  • 7/27/2017 – Houlihan Lokey had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. They now have a $40.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/26/2017 – Houlihan Lokey had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS AG. They now have a $42.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $40.00.
  • 7/25/2017 – Houlihan Lokey was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 7/12/2017 – Houlihan Lokey was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $41.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Houlihan Lokey, Inc. is an investment bank which focuses on mergers and acquisitions, financings, financial restructurings and financial advisory services. The Company’s operating segment consists of Corporate Finance, encompassing M&A and capital markets advisory; Financial Restructuring both out-of-court and in formal bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings and Financial Advisory Services, including financial opinions and a variety of valuation and financial consulting services. It operates primarily in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Houlihan Lokey, Inc. is based in LOS ANGELES, United States. “
  • 7/3/2017 – Houlihan Lokey was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Houlihan Lokey, Inc. is an investment bank which focuses on mergers and acquisitions, financings, financial restructurings and financial advisory services. The Company’s operating segment consists of Corporate Finance, encompassing M&A and capital markets advisory; Financial Restructuring both out-of-court and in formal bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings and Financial Advisory Services, including financial opinions and a variety of valuation and financial consulting services. It operates primarily in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Houlihan Lokey, Inc. is based in LOS ANGELES, United States. “
  • 6/27/2017 – Houlihan Lokey was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Houlihan Lokey, Inc. is an investment bank which focuses on mergers and acquisitions, financings, financial restructurings and financial advisory services. The Company’s operating segment consists of Corporate Finance, encompassing M&A and capital markets advisory; Financial Restructuring both out-of-court and in formal bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings and Financial Advisory Services, including financial opinions and a variety of valuation and financial consulting services. It operates primarily in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Houlihan Lokey, Inc. is based in LOS ANGELES, United States. “
  • 6/19/2017 – Houlihan Lokey was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Houlihan Lokey, Inc. is an investment bank which focuses on mergers and acquisitions, financings, financial restructurings and financial advisory services. The Company’s operating segment consists of Corporate Finance, encompassing M&A and capital markets advisory; Financial Restructuring both out-of-court and in formal bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings and Financial Advisory Services, including financial opinions and a variety of valuation and financial consulting services. It operates primarily in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Houlihan Lokey, Inc. is based in LOS ANGELES, United States. “

Shares of Houlihan Lokey, Inc. (HLI) traded up 3.42% during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $36.30. 292,819 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The company has a market cap of $2.43 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.82 and a beta of 0.31. Houlihan Lokey, Inc. has a 12-month low of $23.19 and a 12-month high of $39.68. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $36.20 and a 200 day moving average of $33.88.

Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.50 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.44 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $217 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $203.21 million. Houlihan Lokey had a net margin of 14.10% and a return on equity of 18.63%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 19.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.35 earnings per share. Equities analysts forecast that Houlihan Lokey, Inc. will post $2.05 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 1st will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 30th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.20%. Houlihan Lokey’s dividend payout ratio is presently 41.67%.

Houlihan Lokey, Inc is a global independent investment bank that focuses on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), financings, financial restructurings and financial advisory services. The Company operates through three segments: Corporate Finance, Financial Restructuring and Financial Advisory Services. The Company serves a set of clients across the world, including corporations, financial sponsors and government agencies.

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