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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 1.72% today. In the last week its performance is 1.34%, and 0.14% for the past quarter. Currently, Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings, LH has a target price of 151.85, so today’s gain of 1.72% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.97%.

Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH), has a market cap of 14209.97, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 95.40%.

At the current price of 138.31, it has a dividend yield of *TBA, and its target price is 151.85. 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 22.86, as well as a forward P/E of 14.15.

With a current EPS of 6.05, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 10.90%,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 17.82%. Since its IPO date on 3/29/1990, the total performance to date is 11.87%.

Volume today for Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH), is 680800, while its average volume is 644.98. Whilst the total gain today was 1.72%, it did have a day high of -1.96%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.15%, and 1.31% for the month. The 52-week low for Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings, LH has been 41.44%, while the 52-week-high has reached -2.13%.

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 2.27, and the P/S is 1.51, along with a P/B of 2.66. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 22.22.

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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