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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 14165.19. It is in the Medical Laboratories & Research industry and sector Healthcare, with a current P/E of 23.03, a forward P/E of 14.32 and EPS of 6.05. At a stock price of 140.11 (0.52%) 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 10.46% and more long-term 10.08% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 16.30%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 11.60% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 7.10%.

For performance, Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings the past week has seen a gain of 1.00%. For the last month performance for Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings is 6.16%. While the last quarter is 11.21% and half year, 27.49%. Finally for the year, performance is 9.45%.

The 52-week high for Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings, is at -0.23%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 43.28%. The 20-day simple moving average is 6.18% and 15.42% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.78%, and for the month it is 1.22%. Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings, has a target price of 149.63.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.12, and for total debt/equity Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings has 1.14. The gross margin is 33.00%, while operating margin is 12.90%, the profit margin is 6.60%. The current ratio is 2.1 and the quick ratio is 1.9.

Insider ownership is at 0.30%, with instituitional ownership at 96.00%. Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings has a payout ratio of 0.00%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 101.63. The shares float is 101.63, with the float short at 3.10%, with short ratio coming to 3.62.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings, get 4.40%, with its returns on investment at 6.30%. Return on equity is 12.40%. So will the investors see the target price of 149.63, 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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