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NYSE:LH

Laboratory Co. of America - LH Stock Forecast, Price & News

$239.78
+1.42 (+0.60%)
(As of 11/29/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$237.02
$241.50
50-Day Range
$204.30
$248.97
52-Week Range
$200.32
$317.17
Volume
627,914 shs
Average Volume
804,300 shs
Market Capitalization
$21.24 billion
P/E Ratio
12.79
Dividend Yield
1.21%
Price Target
$268.75

Laboratory Co. of America MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.67 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
12.1% Upside
$268.75 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.75% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.66
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
-0.28mentions of Laboratory Co. of America in the last 14 days
Based on 6 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$5.53 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
-11.52%
From $19.87 to $17.58 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.70 out of 5 stars

Medical Sector

90th out of 1,038 stocks

Medical Laboratories Industry

3rd out of 25 stocks

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About Laboratory Co. of America (NYSE:LH) Stock

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings operates as a global life sciences company that provides vital information to help doctors, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, researchers, and patients make clear and confident decisions. It operates in two segments, Labcorp Diagnostics (Dx) and Labcorp Drug Development (DD). It offers various tests, such as blood chemistry analyses, urinalyses, blood cell counts, thyroid tests, PAP tests, hemoglobin A1C and vitamin D, prostate-specific antigens, tests for sexually transmitted diseases, hepatitis C tests, microbiology cultures and procedures, and alcohol and other substance-abuse tests. The company also provides specialty testing services comprising gene-based and esoteric testing; advanced tests target specific diseases, including anatomic pathology/oncology, cardiovascular disease, coagulation, diagnostic genetics, endocrinology, infectious disease, women's health, pharmacogenetics, and parentage and donor testing; and occupational testing services, medical drug monitoring services, chronic disease programs, and kidney stone prevention tests. It provides online and mobile applications to enable patients to check test results; and online applications for managed care organizations and accountable care organizations. It offers end-to-end drug development, medical device, and companion diagnostic development solutions from early-stage research to clinical development and commercial market access. It serves managed care organizations, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and diagnostics companies, governmental agencies, physicians and other healthcare providers, hospitals and health systems, employers, patients and consumers, contract research organizations, and independent clinical laboratories. Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings has a collaboration agreement with Tigerlily Foundation to increase clinical trial diversity for women of color. The company was incorporated in 1994 and is headquartered in Burlington, North Carolina.

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LH Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 9/9 Dividend
8/17/2022
Dividend Payable
9/09/2022
Last Earnings
10/27/2022
Ex-Dividend for 12/9 Dividend
11/16/2022
Today
11/29/2022
Dividend Payable
12/09/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
2/09/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Medical laboratories
Sub-Industry
Health Care Services
Sector
Medical
CUSIP
50540R40
Employees
75,500
Year Founded
1995

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$268.75
High Stock Price Forecast
$305.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$235.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+12.1%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.67
Research Coverage
9 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$2.38 billion
Pretax Margin
14.58%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$16.12 billion
Cash Flow
$36.61 per share
Book Value
$107.35 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
88,325,000
Market Cap
$21.24 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.06

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Adam H. Schechter (Age 57)
    Pres, CEO & Chairman
    Comp: $5.51M
  • Mr. Glenn A. EisenbergMr. Glenn A. Eisenberg (Age 61)
    CFO & Exec. VP
    Comp: $2.3M
  • Dr. Brian J. Caveney M.P.H. (Age 48)
    M.D., J.D., MPH, Exec. VP, Pres of Diagnostics & Chief Medical Officer
    Comp: $1.57M
  • Mr. Mark S. Schroeder (Age 61)
    Exec. VP and Pres of Diagnostics Laboratory Operations & Global Supply Chain
    Comp: $1.59M
  • Dr. Paul R. Kirchgraber M.D.Dr. Paul R. Kirchgraber M.D. (Age 60)
    Exec. VP & CEO of Covance Drug Devel.
    Comp: $2.02M
  • Dr. Michelle Abelson Ph.D.
    Laboratory Director of Operations
  • Mr. Peter J. WilkinsonMr. Peter J. Wilkinson (Age 50)
    Sr. VP & Chief Accounting Officer
  • Mr. Lance V. Berberian (Age 59)
    Exec. VP and Chief Information & Technology Officer
  • Dr. Marcia T. Eisenberg Ph.D. (Age 62)
    Chief Scientific Officer & Sr. VP
  • Chas Cook
    VP of Investor Relations













LH Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Laboratory Co. of America stock right now?

9 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Laboratory Co. of America in the last twelve months. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" LH shares.
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What is Laboratory Co. of America's stock price forecast for 2023?

9 Wall Street research analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Laboratory Co. of America's shares. Their LH share price forecasts range from $235.00 to $305.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $268.75 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 12.0% from the stock's current price.
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How have LH shares performed in 2022?

Laboratory Co. of America's stock was trading at $314.21 at the start of the year. Since then, LH shares have decreased by 23.7% and is now trading at $239.86.
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Are investors shorting Laboratory Co. of America?

Laboratory Co. of America saw a increase in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totaling 1,550,000 shares, an increase of 34.8% from the October 31st total of 1,150,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 752,300 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.1 days. Currently, 1.8% of the company's stock are sold short.
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When is Laboratory Co. of America's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 9th 2023.
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How were Laboratory Co. of America's earnings last quarter?

Laboratory Co. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October, 27th. The medical research company reported $4.68 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $4.67 by $0.01. The medical research company earned $3.61 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.79 billion. Laboratory Co. of America had a net margin of 11.51% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 20.33%. The business's quarterly revenue was down 11.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $6.82 earnings per share.

How often does Laboratory Co. of America pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Laboratory Co. of America?

Laboratory Co. of America declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, October 12th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 17th will be given a dividend of $0.72 per share on Friday, December 9th. This represents a $2.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.20%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 16th.
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Is Laboratory Co. of America a good dividend stock?

Laboratory Co. of America (NYSE:LH) pays an annual dividend of $2.88 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.19%. The dividend payout ratio is 15.36%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, LH will have a dividend payout ratio of 16.38% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Laboratory Co. of America issued on next quarter's earnings?

Laboratory Co. of America issued an update on its FY 2022 earnings guidance on Thursday, November, 3rd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $19.25-$20.25 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of $20.19. The company issued revenue guidance of $14.91 billion-$15.15 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $15.19 billion.

What is Adam Schechter's approval rating as Laboratory Co. of America's CEO?

143 employees have rated Laboratory Co. of America Chief Executive Officer Adam Schechter on Glassdoor.com. Adam Schechter has an approval rating of 73% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Laboratory Co. of America own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Laboratory Co. of America investors own include Gilead Sciences (GILD), Micron Technology (MU), Intel (INTC), Pfizer (PFE), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), NVIDIA (NVDA), Abbott Laboratories (abt), AbbVie (ABBV), Alibaba Group (BABA) and Amgen (AMGN).

What is Laboratory Co. of America's stock symbol?

Laboratory Co. of America trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "LH."

Who are Laboratory Co. of America's major shareholders?

Laboratory Co. of America's stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (12.91%), Vanguard Group Inc. (11.99%), State Street Corp (4.72%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.67%), UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. (1.37%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.32%). Insiders that own company stock include Amy B Summy, Brian J Caveney, Der Vaart Sandra D Van, Der Vaart Sandra D Van, Dwight Gary Gilliland, Glenn A Eisenberg, Jean-Luc Belingard, Judith C Seltz, Mark S Schroeder, Mark S Schroeder, Paul R Kirchgraber, Peter J Wilkinson, Peter M Neupert and R Sanders Williams.
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How do I buy shares of Laboratory Co. of America?

Shares of LH stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Laboratory Co. of America's stock price today?

One share of LH stock can currently be purchased for approximately $239.86.

How much money does Laboratory Co. of America make?

Laboratory Co. of America (NYSE:LH) has a market capitalization of $21.25 billion and generates $16.12 billion in revenue each year. The medical research company earns $2.38 billion in net income (profit) each year or $18.75 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Laboratory Co. of America have?

The company employs 75,500 workers across the globe.

Does Laboratory Co. of America have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Laboratory Co. of America: 1957285 Ontario Inc. dba Quality Underwriting Services, 2089729 Ontario Inc., 2248848 Ontario Inc., 3065619 Nova Scotia Company, 3257959 Nova Scotia Company, 8165335 Canada Inc., 8348596 Canada Inc., 896988 Ontario Limited, 9279-3280 Quebec Inc., Accupath Diagnostic Laboratories Inc., Assets of Pathology Inc, Beacon LBS IPA Inc., Beacon Laboratory Benefit Solutions Inc., CannAmm GP Inc., CannAmm Limited Partnership, Center for Disease Detection International, Center for Disease Detection LLC, Centrex Clinical Laboratories Inc., Chiltern, Clearstone Central Laboratories (U.S.) Inc., Clearstone Holdings (International) Ltd., Clinical Outreach Laboratory Services, Clipper Holdings Inc., Colorado Coagulation Consultants Inc., Colorado Laboratory Services LLC, Correlagen Diagnostics Inc., Covance Inc., Curalab Inc., Cytometry Associates Inc., Czura Thornton (Hong Kong) Limited, DCL Acquisition Inc., DCL Medical Laboratories LLC, DCL Sub LLC, DIANON Systems Inc., DL Holdings Limited Partnership, Decision Diagnostics L.L.C. (aka DaVinici/Medicorp LLC), Diagnostic Services Inc., DynaLifeDX, Dynacare - Gamma Laboratory Partnership, Dynacare Company, Dynacare G.P. Inc., Dynacare Holdco LLC, Dynacare Laboratories Inc., Dynacare Laboratories Limited Partnership, Dynacare Northwest Inc., Dynacare Realty Inc., DynalifeDX Infrastructure Inc., Envigo's nonclinical contract research services business, Esoterix Genetic Counseling LLC, Esoterix Genetic Laboratories LLC, Esoterix Inc., Execmed Health Services Inc., FirstSource Laboratory Solutions Inc., GDML Medical Laboratories Inc, Gamma Dynacare Central Medical Laboratories GP Inc., Gamma Dynacare Central Medical Laboratory Limited Partnership, HHLA Lab-In-An-Envelope LLC, Health Testing Centers Inc., Health Trans Services Inc., Home Healthcare Laboratory of America LLC, IDX Pathology Inc., Impact Genetics Corporation, Impact Genetics Inc., Kaleida LabCorp LLC, Lab Delivery Service of New York City Inc., LabCorp BVBA, LabCorp Belgium Holdings Inc., LabCorp Central Laboratories (Canada) Inc., LabCorp Central Laboratories (China) Inc., LabCorp Colorado Inc., LabCorp Development Company, LabCorp Employer Services Inc., LabCorp Health System Diagnostics LLC, LabCorp Indiana Inc., LabCorp Japan G.K., LabCorp Limited, LabCorp Michigan Inc., LabCorp Nebraska Inc., LabCorp Neon Ltd., LabCorp Neon Switzerland S.à.r.l., LabCorp Specialty Testing Billing Service Inc., LabCorp Specialty Testing Group Inc., LabCorp Staffing Solutions Inc., LabCorp Tennessee LLC, LabCorp UK Holdings Ltd., LabWest Inc., Laboratoire Bio-Medic Inc., Laboratory Corporation of America, Lifecodes Corporation, LipoScience Inc., Litholink Corporation, MEDTOX Scientific Inc., MNG Laboratories, MedAxio Insurance Medical Services GP Inc., MedAxio Insurance Medical Services LP, Medical Neurogenitics LLC, Medtox Diagnostics Inc., Medtox Laboratories Inc., Monogram Biosciences Inc., Monogram Biosciences UK Limited, Myriad Autoimmune’s Vectra Testing Business, NWT Inc., National Genetics Institute, New Brighton Business Center LLC, New Imaging Diagnostics LLC, New Molecular Diagnostics Ventures LLC, Orchid Cellmark ULC, Ovia Health, PA Labs Inc., Paclab LLC, Path Lab Incorporated, Pathology Associates Medical Lab LLC, Pee Dee Pathology Associates Inc., Personal Genome Diagnostics Inc., Persys Technology Inc., Pixel by LabCorp, Princeton Diagnostic Laboratories of America Inc., Protedyne Corporation, SW/DL LLC, Saint Josephs-PAML LLC, Sequenom Biosciences (India) Pvt. Ltd., Sequenom Inc, Sequenom Inc., Tandem Labs Inc., Toxikon Corporation, Tri-Cities Laboratory LLC, Viro-Med Laboratories Inc., Visiun, and Yakima Medical Arts Inc..
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How can I contact Laboratory Co. of America?

Laboratory Co. of America's mailing address is 358 South Main Street, BURLINGTON NC, 27215. The official website for the company is www.labcorp.com. The medical research company can be reached via phone at (336) 229-1127, via email at investor@labcorp.com, or via fax at 336-513-4510.

This page (NYSE:LH) was last updated on 11/30/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff