LHC Group, Inc. (LHCG) Analysts See $0.62 EPS

February 27, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

 LHC Group, Inc. (LHCG) Analysts See $0.62 EPS
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.5 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.03, from 1.53 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 20 investors sold LHC Group, Inc. shares while 52 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 78 raised stakes. 15.33 million shares or 0.72% less from 15.44 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Mason Street Advsrs Limited Com owns 4,121 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Ameriprise holds 0.02% or 616,829 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) stated it has 460 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Schwab Charles Inv Mngmt Inc accumulated 113,771 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Llc has invested 0% in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG). Macquarie Grp Limited owns 11,087 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund holds 25,900 shares. Globeflex Limited Partnership, California-based fund reported 16,600 shares. Glenmede Trust Na reported 68 shares. Moreover, Hillsdale Invest Mngmt has 0.2% invested in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG). 66,338 are held by D E Shaw And. Sawgrass Asset Ltd Co invested in 0.03% or 7,250 shares. Moreover, Great West Life Assurance Can has 0% invested in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG). Rhumbline Advisers invested 0.01% in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG). Fincl Bank Of Montreal Can owns 0% invested in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) for 254 shares.

Since September 8, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $173,151 activity.

Analysts expect LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) to report $0.62 EPS on February, 28 after the close.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 6.90 % from last quarter’s $0.58 EPS. LHCG’s profit would be $11.34 million giving it 26.20 P/E if the $0.62 EPS is correct. After having $0.64 EPS previously, LHC Group, Inc.’s analysts see -3.13 % EPS growth. The stock increased 1.09% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $64.97. About 178,326 shares traded. LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) has risen 42.98% since February 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.28% the S&P500.

LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) Ratings Coverage

Among 12 analysts covering LHC Group (NASDAQ:LHCG), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. LHC Group had 30 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Sunday, October 15 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, January 23 by William Blair. On Tuesday, November 7 the stock rating was maintained by Craig Hallum with “Buy”. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $6500 target in Wednesday, July 19 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, June 12 report. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, June 6 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, November 7 by Oppenheimer. On Tuesday, November 7 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The company was initiated on Tuesday, September 1 by Wells Fargo. The stock of LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 3 by Jefferies.

LHC Group, Inc., a health care provider, specializes in the post-acute continuum of care primarily for Medicare beneficiaries in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.19 billion. The firm operates through four divisions: Home Health Services, Hospice Services, Community-Based Services, and Facility-Based Services. It has a 28 P/E ratio. The Home Health Services segment offers home nursing services, including wound care and dressing changes, cardiac rehabilitation, infusion therapy, pain management, pharmaceutical administration, skilled observation and assessment, and patient education; medically-oriented social services; and physical, occupational, and speech therapy services.

More recent LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “LHC Group Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2017 Earnings Release and …” on February 15, 2018. Also Bizjournals.com published the news titled: “Almost Family merger hits regulatory snag” on January 24, 2018. Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “LHC Group and Almost Family Announce Expiration of Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting …” with publication date: February 22, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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