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.

LHCG was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 72, implying a possible profit of 23.41 percent. The lowest price target was 55, implying a possible loss of -5.73 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -0.91 percent on average, compared to last month. 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. 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 made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 1 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of LHCG to grow at a rate of 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, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 82.08 percent, and 15.88 percent below the 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.