LHC Group (NASDAQ:LHCG) had its target price boosted by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. from $68.00 to $80.00 in a research report issued on Tuesday. The brokerage presently has an “outperform” rating on the health services provider’s stock. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 13.41% from the company’s previous close.

Several other research analysts have also issued reports on the company. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $69.00 price target on shares of LHC Group in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. BidaskClub lowered LHC Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $68.00 target price on shares of LHC Group in a report on Friday, August 4th. Robert W. Baird restated a “hold” rating and issued a $63.00 target price on shares of LHC Group in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered LHC Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. LHC Group currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $74.60.

Shares of LHC Group (NASDAQ LHCG) traded down $1.28 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $70.54. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 246,060 shares, compared to its average volume of 143,431. The company has a market capitalization of $1,312.87, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.21, a P/E/G ratio of 2.18 and a beta of 0.70. The company has a current ratio of 1.75, a quick ratio of 1.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19. LHC Group has a 1-year low of $39.60 and a 1-year high of $76.14.

LHC Group (NASDAQ:LHCG) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The health services provider reported $0.64 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $272.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $265.35 million. LHC Group had a return on equity of 9.62% and a net margin of 4.13%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 18.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.54 earnings per share. equities research analysts expect that LHC Group will post 2.4 earnings per share for the current year.

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In other news, COO Donald Dwayne Stelly sold 2,650 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.34, for a total value of $173,151.00. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 109,235 shares in the company, valued at $7,137,414.90. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 14.80% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of LHCG. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. bought a new stake in LHC Group during the first quarter worth $248,000. Principal Financial Group Inc. lifted its holdings in LHC Group by 3.6% during the first quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 113,707 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $6,129,000 after acquiring an additional 3,983 shares during the period. Legal & General Group Plc lifted its holdings in LHC Group by 1.2% during the first quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 25,087 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $1,353,000 after acquiring an additional 290 shares during the period. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans lifted its holdings in LHC Group by 4.1% during the first quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 8,380 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $452,000 after acquiring an additional 330 shares during the period. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in LHC Group by 3.9% during the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,432,008 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $77,185,000 after acquiring an additional 54,279 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 87.32% of the company’s stock.

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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