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LHC Group, Inc is a medical care facilities business based in the US. LHC Group shares (LHCG) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. LHC Group employs 32,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.1 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, LHC Group's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was USD$210.71, which is 26.44% up on its pre-crash value of USD$155 and 110.71% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$100.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of LHC Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$822.60 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,432.83.
|Latest market close||USD$210.71|
|52-week range||USD$100 - USD$236.81|
|50-day moving average||USD$216.9067|
|200-day moving average||USD$193.4856|
|Wall St. target price||USD$248|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$3.29|
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|1 week (2020-11-20)||3.21%|
|1 month (2020-10-30)||-2.70%|
|3 months (2020-08-28)||2.45%|
|6 months (2020-05-29)||29.66%|
|1 year (2019-11-29)||57.95%|
|2 years (2018-11-29)||100.70%|
|3 years (2017-11-29)||216.81%|
|5 years (2015-11-27)||345.57%|
Valuing LHC Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of LHC Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
LHC Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 62x. In other words, LHC Group shares trade at around 62x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
LHC Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.328. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into LHC Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
LHC Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$181.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a LHC Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$2.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||7.78%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$755.4 million|
|Return on assets TTM||4.4%|
|Return on equity TTM||8.16%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$6.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 617,013 LHC Group shares held short by investors – that's known as LHC Group's "short interest". This figure is 23.4% down from 805,815 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting LHC Group shares can be evaluated.
LHC Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of LHC Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of LHC Group shares traded daily (recently around 142827.08333333). LHC Group's SIR currently stands at 4.32. In other words for every 100,000 LHC Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4320 shares are currently held short.
However LHC Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of LHC Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable LHC Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case LHC Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 LHC Group shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0252% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable LHC Group shares, roughly 25 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against LHC Group.
Find out more about how you can short LHC Group stock.
We're not expecting LHC Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Over the last 12 months, LHC Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $100 up to $236.81. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while LHC Group's is 0.6127. This would suggest that LHC Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
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's 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. Its Hospice Services segment provides pain and symptom management accompanied by palliative medication, emotional and spiritual support, inpatient and respite care, homemaker services, dietary counseling, family bereavement counseling, and social worker visits. The company's Home and Community-Based Services segment offers services, such as assistance with grooming, medication reminders, meal preparation, assistance with feeding, light housekeeping, respite care, transportation, and errand services to patients in their home or in a medical facility. Its Facility-Based Services segment serves patients suffering from respiratory failure, neuromuscular disorders, cardiac disorders, non-healing wounds, renal disorders, cancer, head and neck injuries, and mental disorders, as well as treats patients diagnosed with musculoskeletal impairments; and operates institutional pharmacy, a family health center, a rural health clinic, and a retail pharmacy, as well as offers physical therapy services. The company's Healthcare Innovations (HCI) Services segment provides strategic health management services to Accountable Care Organizations. As of December 31, 2019, it operated 553 home health services locations, 110 hospice locations, 107 community-based service locations, 11 long-term acute care hospitals with 13 locations, and 10 HCI locations. The company was founded in 1994 and is based in Lafayette, Louisiana.
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