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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 0.57% today. In the last week its performance is 1.14%, and 12.53% for the past quarter. Currently, Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings, LH has a target price of 149.63, so today’s gain of 0.57% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.29%.

Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH), has a market cap of 14237.35, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.30%, and institutional ownership is 96.00%.

At the current price of 140.89, it has a dividend yield of *TBA, and its target price is 149.63. 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 23.15, as well as a forward P/E of 14.39.

With a current EPS of 6.05, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 10.46%,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 10.01%. Since its IPO date on 3/29/1990, the total performance to date is 13.30%.

Volume today for Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH), is 263604, while its average volume is 868.52. Whilst the total gain today was 0.57%, it did have a day high of 0.06%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.13%, and 1.20% for the month. The 52-week low for Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings, LH has been 44.07%, while the 52-week-high has reached 0.06%.

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 2.3, and the P/S is 1.51, along with a P/B of 2.69. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 22.26.

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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