LHC Group (LHCG) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media coverage about LHC Group (NASDAQ:LHCG) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. LHC Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the health services provider an impact score of 46.1268732928704 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

LHC Group (NASDAQ:LHCG) opened at $61.25 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $1,119.59, a PE ratio of 26.40, a PEG ratio of 1.82 and a beta of 0.69. The company has a quick ratio of 1.77, a current ratio of 1.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24. LHC Group has a fifty-two week low of $44.04 and a fifty-two week high of $76.14.

LHC Group (NASDAQ:LHCG) last posted its earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The health services provider reported $0.64 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.60 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $272.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $265.35 million. LHC Group had a net margin of 4.09% and a return on equity of 9.52%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 18.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.54 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that LHC Group will post 2.4 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of LHC Group from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. Oppenheimer reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 price objective on shares of LHC Group in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. ValuEngine cut shares of LHC Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Robert W. Baird set a $71.00 price objective on shares of LHC Group and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 28th. Finally, William Blair reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of LHC Group in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $77.10.

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About LHC Group

LHC Group, Inc is a holding company. The Company provides post-acute healthcare services to patients through its home nursing agencies, hospice agencies, community-based services agencies and long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs). The Company operates through four segments: home health services, hospice services, community-based services and facility-based services.

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