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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) from Healthcare

Today’s top gainers include the company Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) which is in the industry Medical Laboratories & Research, gaining 1.52% today. In the last week its performance is 2.80%, and 5.36% for the past quarter. Currently, Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings, LH has a target price of 151.26, so today’s gain of 1.52% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.22%.

Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH), has a market cap of 13972.78, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 94.80%.

At the current price of 136.72, it has a dividend yield of *TBA, and its target price is 151.26. This is with a profit margin of 6.60%, and total debt/equity of 1.14. Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) has a P/E of 22.6, as well as a forward P/E of 14.01.

With a current EPS of 6.05, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 10.69%,Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at -3.90%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 10.08%.

Performance for the year is 16.34%. Since its IPO date on 3/29/1990, the total performance to date is 10.58%.

Volume today for Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH), is 406500, while its average volume is 783.25. Whilst the total gain today was 1.52%, it did have a day high of -3.26%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.72%, and 1.48% for the month. The 52-week low for Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings, LH has been 39.81%, while the 52-week-high has reached -3.26%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 6.30%, and its return on assets is 4.40%. Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) has an operating margin of 12.90%. With a sales growth of 7.10% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings, LH is in the sector Healthcare, its long-term debt/equity is 1.12, and has a current ratio of 2.1 and 1.9 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings? Well its PEG is 2.24, and the P/S is 1.48, along with a P/B of 2.63. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 21.85.

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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