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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPNT)?

The company in question is, LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPNT) currently with a stock price of 60.6 (0.08% today). The market cap for LifePoint Health, Inc. is 2600.62, and is in the sector Healthcare, and Hospitals industry. The target price for LifePoint Health, Inc. is 66.81. Currently LifePoint Health, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 20.37, and a forward P/E of 14.68. Average volume for LifePoint Health, Inc. is 504.36 and so far today it is 191345.

Performance in the last year for LifePoint Health, Inc. has been -17.65%. For EPS growth, LifePoint Health, Inc. has seen a growth of 46.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 17.52%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 6.30% over the last five years and could be 6.88% for the next five years. LifePoint Health, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 25.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -61.90%. The 20-day simple moving average is 4.70%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -6.37%.

Since the IPO date for LifePoint Health, Inc. on the 05/12/1999, LifePoint Health, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be -17.51%. With LifePoint Health, Inc. trading at 60.6, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 2.97.

So could LifePoint Health, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 20.37. The PEG is 2.96, P/S is 0.44 and the P/B is at 1.15. The P/cash is 9.48, with P/free cash flow at 23.47.

LifePoint Health, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.9, and the quick ratio is 1.7. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.28, and total debt/equity at 1.29.

In terms of margins, LifePoint Health, Inc. has a gross margin of 35.80%, an operating margin of 3.80% and a profit margin of 2.30%.Payout ratio for LifePoint Health, Inc. is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 2.20% with return on investment coming to 3.80%.

Insider ownership for LifePoint Health, Inc., is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 98.00%. Outstanding shares are at 42.95. While shares float is 41.7. The float short is currently 5.76%, and short ratio is 4.76.

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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