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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 0.78% today. In the last week its performance is 1.29%, and 11.00% for the past quarter. Currently, Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings, LH has a target price of 141.88, so today’s gain of 0.78% 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 13339.06, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.30%, and institutional ownership is 95.20%.

At the current price of 131.29, 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 22.7, as well as a forward P/E of 13.52.

With a current EPS of 5.78, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 10.44%,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 8.73%. Since its IPO date on 3/29/1990, the total performance to date is 6.19%.

Volume today for Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH), is 976181, while its average volume is 936.49. Whilst the total gain today was 0.78%, it did have a day high of -0.53%.

Volatility for this week has been at 2.14%, and 1.79% for the month. The 52-week low for Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings, LH has been 34.26%, while the 52-week-high has reached -0.53%.

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 2.25, and the P/S is 1.44, along with a P/B of 2.58. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 19.16.

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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