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Today’s Large Cap Details for Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE: LH) of Medical Laboratories & Research

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE: LH), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 15.86 B. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings is 152.86 (with a change from open of 0.20%), this in conjunction with a target price of 157.05. Volume today has so far reached 98213, with an average volume of about 746.55. The GAP for this stock, is 0.07%.

The P/E ratio is 21, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 14.95. The current EPS for Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, is 7.26, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 61.40%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 18.75%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, EPS is looking like it will grow 8.09% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 8.50%. Quarter over quarter is 16.60% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 3.30%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 6.60%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 11.70%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.40% and institutional ownership is 94.50%. Shares outstanding is 104.02, while shares float is at a value of 101.8. Float short for Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings is 2.94% and the short ratio is 4.01.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.96, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.05. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.4, and the quick ratio is 1.3. The most recent gross margin is 33.00% and their operating margin is *TBA. The profit margin is *TBA.

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings has seen returns on assets of *TBA, and on investment, 8.30%. Return on equity is *TBA. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.47. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.63, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.77 and Price/cash is 43.39, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are 2.54% and 11.50% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -1.27% and the 52 week low is 27.91%.

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings has a dividend yield of *TBA, with a current price of 152.86. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is *TBA. This is in an industry, Medical Laboratories & Research, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Healthcare. Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings is based in USA.

Performance in the Medical Laboratories & Research industry means that Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings has seen performance for the past week of -0.57%, with performance for the month coming to 8.34%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 6.36%, and for the half year the performance is 11.89%. Volatility for this week is 1.06% and for the month this is 1.56%.

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