LPL Financial was one of the many firms around the country to reschedule the reporting today of third-quarter earnings as a result of severe weather conditions from Hurricane Sandy.

LPL Financial Holdings Inc., parent company of independent broker-dealer LPL Financial LLC , postponed the announcement of financial results and a conference call until before the market opens on Wednesday, October 31.

LPL Financial is the nation's largest independent broker-dealer and offers integrated technology, comprehensive clearing and compliance services, practice management programs and training, and independent research to over 13,100 financial advisors and approximately 685 financial institutions.

In addition, LPL Financial supports over 4,500 financial advisors licensed with insurance companies by providing customized clearing, advisory platforms and technology solutions. LPL Financial and its affiliates have approximately 2,900 employees with headquarters in Boston, Charlotte, and San Diego.