Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LH) stock price moved 3.68% away from 20-Days Simple Moving Average, 1.53% from 50-Days Simple Moving Average and separated -1.42% from 200 Days Simple Moving Average. Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LH) reported gain 0.27% in recent buying and selling session with closing price of $ 171.46. The stock’s traded 0.98 million shares in session while it holds an average volume of 0.74 million shares. The LH switched 16.09% away from its 52 week minimum and distanced -9.93% from its 52 week peak. The volatility change in the previous week has observed by 2.07% and experienced of 2.62% change in the last month.
The short ratio in the company’s stock is documented at 3.06 and the short float is around of 2.25%. Beta factor, which measures the riskiness of the security, was registered at 1.02. The Company kept a record of 100.32 million floated shares and 102.08 million shares outstanding. The average true range of the stock is observed at 4.10 and the relative strength index of the stock is recorded at 58.75.
Analyst notified mean rating at 2.20 after consensus analysis. (Rating Scale: 1.0 Strong Buy, 2.0 Buy, 3.0 Hold, 4.0 Sell, 5.0 Strong Sell). Keep in mind that Investors should not rely only on an analyst’s recommendation when taking a decision whether to buy, hold, or sell a stock. Instead, they should also do their own research—such as reading the prospectus for new companies or for public companies, the quarterly and annual reports filed with the SEC—to confirm whether a particular investment is appropriate for them in light of their individual financial circumstances.
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LH) Stock Profitability Levels:
Net profit margin of the company is seen at 12.60%. Operating profit margin is positioned at 12.10%. Gross profit margin is 29.30%. The larger the gross profit margin, the better for the company. The company made Return on equity of 20.40% in last 12 months period. Return on assets ratio of the Company was 8.60%. Its return on investment ratio was 7.30% in the trailing 12 months period.
The Company’s sales have grown at an average annualized rate of about 13.00% during the past five years. For the past 5 years, The Company’s EPS growth has been nearly 3.80%. Looking out over a next 5-year period, analysts expect the company to see its earnings go up by 10.93%, annually. Analyst established EPS growth expected to grow of 2.70% for this year and EPS growth for next year is likely to attain at 3.25%.
Looking about the past performance history, the company jumped 4.31% for the last five trades and expanded 0.59% in one month period. The stock deteriorated -4.53% during the past three month period and discounted -2.55% in half year. During the yearly overview it upgraded 12.96% and shown 7.49% year to date performance.