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.

Several price targets were given for LHCG by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 72, which equates to a potential upside of 23.41 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 55, implying potential capital losses of -5.73 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -0.91 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 5.53 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' 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.

Analysts estimate earnings of LHCG to grow at a rate of 4.85 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. LHCG has a PEG ratio of 5.57.

LHCG has traded between a high of 69.35 and a low of 32.04 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 82.08 percent, 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.