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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 13282.17. It is in the Medical Laboratories & Research industry and sector Healthcare, with a current P/E of 22.6, a forward P/E of 13.46 and EPS of 5.78. At a stock price of 130.73 (-0.43%) 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 10.44% 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 4.14%. For the last month performance for Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings is 1.42%. While the last quarter is 11.45% and half year, 6.38%. Finally for the year, performance is 8.73%.

The 52-week high for Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings, is at -0.95%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 33.68%. The 20-day simple moving average is 2.64% and 9.92% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.39%, and for the month it is 1.75%. Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings, has a target price of 141.88.

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 95.20%. Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings has a payout ratio of 0.00%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 101.6. The shares float is 101.6, with the float short at 3.23%, with short ratio coming to 3.49.

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 141.88, 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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