NASDAQ:LHCG - LHC Group Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$98.24 +2.05 (+2.13 %)
(As of 11/19/2018 04:03 AM ET)
Previous Close$98.24
Today's Range$95.64 - $100.99
52-Week Range$58.65 - $103.79
Volume312,455 shs
Average Volume354,557 shs
Market Capitalization$3.08 billion
P/E Ratio40.60
Dividend YieldN/A
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 operates through four segments: Home Health Services, Hospice Services, Community-Based Services, and Facility-Based Services. 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. The 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 Community-Based Services segment offers a 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. The 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. The company also operates institutional pharmacy, a family health center, a rural health clinic, and a retail pharmacy, as well as offers physical therapy services. As of December 31, 2017, it operated 318 home health services locations, 91 hospice locations, 12 community-based service locations, and 11 long-term acute care hospitals with 15 locations. LHC Group, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is based in Lafayette, Louisiana.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Home health care services
Sub-IndustryHealth Care Services
Current SymbolNASDAQ:LHCG
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.17
Current Ratio1.61
Quick Ratio1.61


Trailing P/E Ratio40.60
Forward P/E Ratio27.91
P/E Growth1.65

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.07 billion
Price / Sales2.87
Cash Flow$3.2073 per share
Price / Cash30.63
Book Value$44.52 per share
Price / Book2.21


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.42
Net Income$50.11 million
Net Margins3.85%
Return on Equity8.23%
Return on Assets5.77%


Outstanding Shares31,370,000
Market Cap$3.08 billion

LHC Group (NASDAQ:LHCG) Frequently Asked Questions

What is LHC Group's stock symbol?

LHC Group trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "LHCG."

How were LHC Group's earnings last quarter?

LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October, 31st. The health services provider reported $0.95 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.95. The health services provider earned $507 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $515.03 million. LHC Group had a return on equity of 8.23% and a net margin of 3.85%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 88.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.64 EPS. View LHC Group's Earnings History.

When is LHC Group's next earnings date?

LHC Group is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 27th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for LHC Group.

What guidance has LHC Group issued on next quarter's earnings?

LHC Group issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, October, 31st. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.45-3.55 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.52. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.81-1.86, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.83 billion.

What price target have analysts set for LHCG?

12 brokerages have issued twelve-month price targets for LHC Group's shares. Their forecasts range from $74.00 to $120.00. On average, they anticipate LHC Group's share price to reach $105.9091 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 7.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for LHC Group.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for LHC Group?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for LHC Group in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for LHC Group.

Has LHC Group been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about LHCG stock have trended somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. LHC Group earned a news impact score of 2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the health services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days.

Who are some of LHC Group's key competitors?

Who are LHC Group's key executives?

LHC Group's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Keith G. Myers, Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO (Age 59)
  • Mr. Donald D. Stelly, Pres & COO (Age 49)
  • Mr. Joshua L. Proffitt, CFO, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 40)
  • Mr. John L. Indest, Consultant & Director (Age 66)
  • Mr. Jeffrey T. Reibel, Sr. VP & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 46)

Who are LHC Group's major shareholders?

LHC Group's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (14.17%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (6.69%), FMR LLC (2.87%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.33%), Thrivent Financial for Lutherans (1.55%) and Rothschild & Co. Asset Management US Inc. (1.44%). Company insiders that own LHC Group stock include Coliseum Capital Management, L, Donald Dwayne Stelly, Jeff Reibel, Joshua L Proffitt and Keith G Myers. View Institutional Ownership Trends for LHC Group.

Which major investors are selling LHC Group stock?

LHCG stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co., BlackRock Inc., Tributary Capital Management LLC, Rothschild & Co. Asset Management US Inc., Wasatch Advisors Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and JPMorgan Chase & Co.. Company insiders that have sold LHC Group company stock in the last year include Donald Dwayne Stelly, Jeff Reibel, Joshua L Proffitt and Keith G Myers. View Insider Buying and Selling for LHC Group.

Which major investors are buying LHC Group stock?

LHCG stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including American Century Companies Inc., GW&K Investment Management LLC, Redmile Group LLC, Alliancebernstein L.P., Loomis Sayles & Co. L P, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Moody Aldrich Partners LLC and Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.. View Insider Buying and Selling for LHC Group.

How do I buy shares of LHC Group?

Shares of LHCG can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is LHC Group's stock price today?

One share of LHCG stock can currently be purchased for approximately $98.24.

How big of a company is LHC Group?

LHC Group has a market capitalization of $3.08 billion and generates $1.07 billion in revenue each year. The health services provider earns $50.11 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.42 on an earnings per share basis. LHC Group employs 14,554 workers across the globe.

What is LHC Group's official website?

The official website for LHC Group is

How can I contact LHC Group?

LHC Group's mailing address is 901 HUGH WALLIS ROAD SOUTH, LAFAYETTE LA, 70508. The health services provider can be reached via phone at 337-233-1307 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for LHC Group (NASDAQ LHCG)

Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  260 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  276 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  536
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about LHC Group and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe LHCG will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe LHCG will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 11/19/2018 by Staff

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