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How to buy LHC Group (LHCG) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in LHC Group stocks.
LHC Group is a medical care facilities business based in the US. LHC Group stocks (LHCG.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $212.77 – a decrease of 5.1% over the previous week. LHC Group employs 30,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.2 billion.
How to buy shares in LHC Group
- Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to help you find a platform that fits you.
- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – LHCG – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in LHC Group?
- Has coronavirus impacted LHC Group shares?
- LHC Group shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is LHC Group stock a buy or sell?
- LHC Group performance over time
- Are LHC Group shares over-valued?
- LHC Group's financials
- How volatile are LHC Group shares?
- Does LHC Group pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
LHC Group stock price (NASDAQ:LHCG)Use our graph to track the performance of LHCG stocks over time.
LHC Group shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$114.10|
|52-week range||$108.42 - $223.63|
|50-day moving average||$130.61|
|200-day moving average||$171.04|
|Wall St. target price||$180.08|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$4.15|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy LHC Group stock?
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LHC Group price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-18)||-8.87%|
|1 month (2021-12-29)||-16.44%|
|3 months (2021-10-29)||-15.22%|
|6 months (2021-07-29)||-46.27%|
|1 year (2021-01-29)||-42.73%|
|2 years (2020-01-28)||-23.08%|
|3 years (2019-01-28)||8.01%|
|5 years (2017-01-27)||138.80%|
Is LHC Group under- or over-valued?
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 P/E ratio
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 30x. In other words, LHC Group shares trade at around 30x 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 PEG ratio
LHC Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4591. 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
LHC Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $235.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a LHC Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
LHC Group financials
|Revenue TTM||$2.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||9.91%|
|Gross profit TTM||$812.8 million|
|Return on assets TTM||5.2%|
|Return on equity TTM||9.63%|
|Market capitalisation||$4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
LHC Group share dividends
We're not expecting LHC Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
LHC Group share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, LHC Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $108.42 up to $223.63. 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 0.3609. This would suggest that LHC Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
LHC Group overview
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 range of 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 and 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 and other non-related facilities, nursing facilities, family health center, rural health clinic, and physician practice, as well as offers physical therapy services. The company's Healthcare Innovations (HCI) Services segment provides strategic health management services to accountable care organizations.
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