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How has Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings:(NYSE:LH) performed recently?

Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE: LH) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 14087.85. It is in the Medical Laboratories & Research industry and sector Healthcare, with a current P/E of 23.95, a forward P/E of 14.25 and EPS of 5.78. At a stock price of 139.18 (0.49%) it has a dividend yield of *TBA.

EPS growth for the last five years have been -3.90%, more recently this last year it has grown by -26.60%. The next year growth is going to be about 10.54% and more long-term 10.08% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 5067.70%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 11.60% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 32.10%.

For performance, Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings the past week has seen a gain of 0.46%. For the last month performance for Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings is 9.52%. While the last quarter is 10.30% and half year, 26.16%. Finally for the year, performance is 9.65%.

The 52-week high for Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings, is at -0.44%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 42.33%. The 20-day simple moving average is 6.12% and 15.04% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.55%, and for the month it is 1.29%. Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings, has a target price of 143.75.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.16, and for total debt/equity Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings has 1.24. The gross margin is 33.00%, while operating margin is 12.70%, the profit margin is 6.40%. The current ratio is 1.7 and the quick ratio is 1.6.

Insider ownership is at 0.30%, with instituitional ownership at 95.50%. Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings has a payout ratio of 0.00%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 101.71. The shares float is 101.71, with the float short at 2.97%, with short ratio coming to 3.5.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings, get 4.20%, with its returns on investment at 6.30%. Return on equity is 12.10%. So will the investors see the target price of 143.75, reached soon?

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

 

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