Analysts See $0.60 EPS for LHC Group, Inc. (LHCG)

April 17, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.35, from 1.5 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 30 investors sold LHC Group, Inc. shares while 56 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 61 raised stakes. 15.67 million shares or 2.23% more from 15.33 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Illinois-based Northern Corp has invested 0.01% in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG). Gilder Gagnon Howe And Co Ltd Com holds 0.03% of its portfolio in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) for 31,072 shares. Legal General Group Pcl reported 0% of its portfolio in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage invested in 6,713 shares. Virginia Retirement Sys Et Al holds 0.01% or 12,400 shares. Gsa Cap Prns Limited Liability Partnership invested 0.06% in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG). Bowling Management Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.11% in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG). 4,100 were reported by Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Inv Mngmt Corp. Great Lakes Advsr Limited stated it has 0.06% in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG). Ny State Common Retirement Fund reported 30,604 shares or 0% of all its holdings. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue reported 3,245 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Sterling Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability reported 0.02% of its portfolio in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG). Millennium Management Ltd Co holds 119,493 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Cornercap Investment Counsel invested in 11,845 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Arrowstreet Capital Lp invested in 64,500 shares or 0.01% of the stock.

Since March 13, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $909,824 activity.

Analysts expect LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) to report $0.60 EPS on May, 2.They anticipate $0.12 EPS change or 25.00 % from last quarter’s $0.48 EPS. LHCG’s profit would be $18.72M giving it 30.08 P/E if the $0.60 EPS is correct. After having $0.62 EPS previously, LHC Group, Inc.’s analysts see -3.23 % EPS growth. The stock increased 1.52% or $1.08 during the last trading session, reaching $72.19. About 91,471 shares traded. LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) has risen 15.17% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.62% the S&P500.

LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) Ratings Coverage

Among 8 analysts covering LHC Group (NASDAQ:LHCG), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 88% are positive. LHC Group had 11 analyst reports since November 2, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Stephens maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, March 1 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, November 7 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, November 27 by Robert W. Baird. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, November 7 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, November 7 by Craig Hallum. Oppenheimer maintained LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) on Friday, November 17 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) earned “Buy” rating by William Blair on Tuesday, January 23. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, November 7 by Oppenheimer. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $68.0 target in Thursday, November 2 report. Craig Hallum maintained it with “Buy” rating and $8000 target in Wednesday, April 4 report.

LHC Group, Inc., a health care provider, specializes in the post-acute continuum of care primarily for Medicare beneficiaries in the United States. The company has market cap of $2.25 billion. The firm operates through four divisions: Home Health Services, Hospice Services, Community-Based Services, and Facility-Based Services. It has a 25.87 P/E ratio. The Home Health Services segment offers home nursing services, including wound care and dressing changes, cardiac rehabilitation, infusion therapy, pain management, pharmaceutical administration, skilled observation and assessment, and patient education; medically-oriented social services; and physical, occupational, and speech therapy services.

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