Analyst Ratings for LHC Group (LHCG)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Buy has been given to LHC Group (NASDAQ:LHCG) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Buy was previously issued for LHCG last month.

7 analysts declared LHCG a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 1 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for LHCG. The most optimistic price target was 72, which equates to a potential upside of 23.41 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 55, implying a possible loss of -5.73 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -0.91 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 5.53 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 1 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of LHCG's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 4.85 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. LHCG has a PEG ratio of 5.57.

In the trailing 52-weeks, LHCG hit 69.35 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 32.04. Currently the stock is 82.08 percent higher than its low, and 15.88 percent lower than its 52-week high. LHCG has a price/earnings ratio of 27.01. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The LHCG value stock report compares LHCG to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.08 billion. LHCG's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.