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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 -0.28% today. In the last week its performance is 1.63%, and 16.06% for the past quarter. Currently, Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings, LH has a target price of 141.88, so today’s gain of -0.28% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.16%.

Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH), has a market cap of 14157.3, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.30%, and institutional ownership is 95.30%.

At the current price of 137.74, it has a dividend yield of *TBA, and its target price is 141.88. This is with a profit margin of 6.40%, and total debt/equity of 1.24. Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) has a P/E of 23.88, as well as a forward P/E of 14.21.

With a current EPS of 5.78, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 10.54%,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 14.08%. Since its IPO date on 3/29/1990, the total performance to date is 11.71%.

Volume today for Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH), is 485420, while its average volume is 938. Whilst the total gain today was -0.28%, it did have a day high of -0.64%.

Volatility for this week has been at 0.87%, and 1.48% for the month. The 52-week low for Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings, LH has been 40.85%, while the 52-week-high has reached -0.64%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 6.30%, and its return on assets is 4.20%. Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) has an operating margin of 12.70%. With a sales growth of 32.10% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings, LH is in the sector Healthcare, its long-term debt/equity is 1.16, and has a current ratio of 1.7 and 1.6 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings? Well its PEG is 2.37, and the P/S is 1.53, along with a P/B of 2.72. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 20.33.

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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