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

February 15, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

 LHC Group, Inc. (LHCG) Analysts See $0.62 EPS
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.5 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.03, from 1.53 in 2017Q2. It worsened, 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.
Arrowstreet Cap Ltd Partnership reported 21,900 shares. Picton Mahoney Asset Management has invested 0.1% in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG). Chicago Equity Partners Ltd Liability owns 27,315 shares or 0.06% of their US portfolio. Gotham Asset Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 44,162 shares. State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 0.01% of its portfolio in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) for 37,087 shares. Goldman Sachs Group Inc holds 0% or 160,694 shares. Jacobs Levy Equity invested in 0.01% or 6,390 shares. Bridgeway Capital Inc has invested 0.07% in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG). Virginia Retirement Sys Et Al holds 0.01% or 16,800 shares in its portfolio. Rothschild Asset Management reported 575,153 shares. Wedge Capital Management L L P Nc owns 7,527 shares. Los Angeles Capital Mngmt Equity Research reported 10,048 shares stake. Moreover, Vident Invest Advisory Lc has 0.13% invested in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) for 34,512 shares. Us Comml Bank De accumulated 1,645 shares. Financial Bank Of America De reported 173,192 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

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

Analysts expect LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) to report $0.62 EPS on March, 14.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 6.90 % from last quarter’s $0.58 EPS. LHCG’s profit would be $11.33M giving it 25.48 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 0.29% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $63.19. About 81,717 shares traded. LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) has risen 42.98% since February 15, 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. The stock of LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) earned “Overweight” rating by Stephens on Friday, June 17. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, July 19. The stock of LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) earned “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, November 7. On Thursday, November 2 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, August 2 with “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $70.0 target in Monday, October 9 report. RBC Capital Markets upgraded the shares of LHCG in report on Friday, March 10 to “Outperform” rating. The stock of LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, June 6. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, February 5. Oppenheimer maintained LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) rating on Friday, August 7. Oppenheimer has “Outperform” rating and $53 target.

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 $1.16 billion. The firm operates through four divisions: Home Health Services, Hospice Services, Community-Based Services, and Facility-Based Services. It has a 27.23 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: Bizjournals.com which released: “Willcare unlikely to be impacted by national healthcare merger” on February 01, 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 Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2017 Earnings Release and …” with publication date: February 15, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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