Analyst Ratings for LifePoint Health Inc. (LPNT)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Shares of LifePoint Health Inc. (NASDAQ:LPNT) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. Last month, LPNT received an average rating of Hold.

Of the 19 analysts covering the stock, 4 gave it a buy rating, 2 gave an overweight rating, 10 issued a hold rating, 1 gave an underweight rating, and 2 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

LPNT was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 77, implying a possible profit of 22.22 percent. The minimum price target given was 55, implying a possible loss of -12.7 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -1.1 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -3.21 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.36 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.36 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, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of LPNT to grow at a rate of 8.14 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of LPNT is 2.02.

In the trailing 52-weeks, LPNT hit 70.95 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 50.60. Currently the stock is 24.51 percent higher than its low, and 11.21 percent below the high. LPNT has a price/earnings ratio of 16.48. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The LPNT value stock report compares LPNT to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of LPNT is $2.57 billion. LPNT is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.