LHC Group (LHCG) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds
News headlines about LHC Group (NASDAQ:LHCG) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. LHC Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the health services provider an impact score of 45.6429507938191 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
LHCG has been the subject of several analyst reports. Oppenheimer reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $85.00 target price on shares of LHC Group in a report on Thursday, December 7th. Jefferies Group increased their target price on shares of LHC Group from $68.00 to $83.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $75.00 target price on shares of LHC Group in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Craig Hallum restated a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 price objective (up previously from $67.00) on shares of LHC Group in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of LHC Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $79.00 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $77.10.
Shares of LHC Group (NASDAQ:LHCG) opened at $61.72 on Monday. LHC Group has a 1-year low of $46.18 and a 1-year high of $76.14. The company has a current ratio of 1.77, a quick ratio of 1.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24. The stock has a market cap of $1,128.18, a PE ratio of 26.60, a P/E/G ratio of 1.65 and a beta of 0.71.
About LHC Group
LHC Group, Inc is a holding company. The Company provides post-acute healthcare services to patients through its home nursing agencies, hospice agencies, community-based services agencies and long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs). The Company operates through four segments: home health services, hospice services, community-based services and facility-based services.
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