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 maximum price target given was 72, implying potential capital gains of 23.41 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 55, implying potential capital losses of -5.73 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -0.91 percent. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 5.53 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 1 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 1 analysts decreased their estimates.

LHCG has an estimated earnings growth rate of 4.85 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of LHCG is 5.57.

In the last 52-weeks, LHCG has achieved a high of 69.35 and a low of 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 market cap of LHCG is $1.08 billion. LHCG is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.