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NYSE:LH

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

$253.30
-5.12 (-1.98%)
(As of 08/17/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$251.30
$257.55
50-Day Range
$213.86
$262.19
52-Week Range
$212.40
$317.17
Volume
424,187 shs
Average Volume
835,212 shs
Market Capitalization
$23.48 billion
P/E Ratio
12.12
Dividend Yield
1.11%
Price Target
$299.75

Laboratory Co. of America MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.67 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
18.3% Upside
$299.75 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
2.25% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.66
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.30mentions of Laboratory Co. of America in the last 14 days
Based on 10 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$8.82 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
-10.49%
From $20.21 to $18.09 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

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

2.49 out of 5 stars

Medical Sector

212th out of 1,122 stocks

Medical Laboratories Industry

6th out of 28 stocks

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

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings operates as an independent clinical laboratory company worldwide. 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 products, 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. It offers end-to-end drug development, medical device, and diagnostic development solutions from early-stage research to clinical development and commercial market access. It serves managed care organizations, biopharmaceutical companies, physicians and other healthcare providers, hospitals and health systems, governmental agencies, employers, patients and consumers, contract research organizations, crop protection and chemical companies, academic institutions, 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 founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Burlington, North Carolina.

Laboratory Co. of America Stock Down 2.0 %

LH traded down $5.12 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $253.30. 424,187 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 835,212. The firm's fifty day simple moving average is $242.62 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $255.76. The company has a market cap of $23.48 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.10 and a beta of 1.03. Laboratory Co. of America has a fifty-two week low of $212.40 and a fifty-two week high of $317.17. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52, a current ratio of 1.90 and a quick ratio of 1.74.

Laboratory Co. of America (NYSE:LH - Get Rating) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 28th. The medical research company reported $4.95 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $4.60 by $0.35. Laboratory Co. of America had a net margin of 12.67% and a return on equity of 22.39%. The firm had revenue of $3.70 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.76 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $6.13 EPS. The firm's revenue was down 3.7% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, analysts forecast that Laboratory Co. of America will post 20.21 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Laboratory Co. of America Announces Dividend

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 9th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 18th will be given a $0.72 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 17th. This represents a $2.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.14%. Laboratory Co. of America's dividend payout ratio is presently 13.78%.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

Several brokerages recently issued reports on LH. Wells Fargo & Company reduced their price objective on shares of Laboratory Co. of America from $290.00 to $235.00 and set an "equal weight" rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, April 25th. Robert W. Baird upped their price objective on shares of Laboratory Co. of America from $295.00 to $297.00 and gave the company an "outperform" rating in a research note on Thursday, August 4th. Truist Financial cut their price target on shares of Laboratory Co. of America from $350.00 to $320.00 in a research note on Friday, April 29th. Morgan Stanley cut their price target on shares of Laboratory Co. of America from $360.00 to $300.00 and set an "overweight" rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, May 25th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group cut their price target on shares of Laboratory Co. of America to $308.00 in a research note on Tuesday, August 9th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat, Laboratory Co. of America currently has an average rating of "Moderate Buy" and an average target price of $299.75.

Insider Activity at Laboratory Co. of America

In other Laboratory Co. of America news, CAO Peter J. Wilkinson sold 2,576 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $258.40, for a total transaction of $665,638.40. Following the transaction, the chief accounting officer now owns 1,887 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $487,600.80. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. In other news, CAO Peter J. Wilkinson sold 2,576 shares of Laboratory Co. of America stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $258.40, for a total value of $665,638.40. Following the transaction, the chief accounting officer now owns 1,887 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $487,600.80. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CFO Glenn A. Eisenberg sold 32,100 shares of Laboratory Co. of America stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $253.94, for a total transaction of $8,151,474.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 52,158 shares in the company, valued at approximately $13,245,002.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.31% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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LH Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 6/9 Dividend
5/18/2022
Dividend Payable
6/09/2022
Last Earnings
7/28/2022
Today
8/17/2022
Ex-Dividend for 9/9 Dividend
8/17/2022
Dividend Payable
9/09/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/27/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

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
$299.75
High Stock Price Forecast
$350.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$235.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+18.3%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.67
Research Coverage
6 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$2.38 billion
Pretax Margin
16.36%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$16.12 billion
Cash Flow
$35.88 per share
Book Value
$112.20 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
92,413,000
Market Cap
$23.48 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.03

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LH Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

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

6 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Laboratory Co. of America in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" LH shares.
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What is Laboratory Co. of America's stock price forecast for 2022?

6 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Laboratory Co. of America's stock. Their LH share price forecasts range from $235.00 to $350.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $299.75 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 18.3% 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 on January 1st, 2022. Since then, LH shares have decreased by 19.4% and is now trading at $253.30.
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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, October 27th 2022.
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How were Laboratory Co. of America's earnings last quarter?

Laboratory Co. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 28th. The medical research company reported $4.95 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $4.60 by $0.35. The medical research company had revenue of $3.70 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.76 billion. Laboratory Co. of America had a net margin of 12.67% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 22.39%. The business's revenue was down 3.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $6.13 earnings per share.
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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 Thursday, July 14th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.72 per share on Friday, September 9th. This represents a $2.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.14%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 17th.
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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 1.11%. The dividend payout ratio is 13.78%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, LH will have a dividend payout ratio of 15.92% 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, August, 4th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $19.00-$21.25 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of $19.70. The company issued revenue guidance of $15.15 billion-$15.80 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $15.31 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 number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (4.57%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (2.05%), FMR LLC (1.47%), UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. (1.30%), Northern Trust Corp (1.23%) and Veritas Investment Partners UK Ltd. (1.02%). Insiders that own company stock include Amy B Summy, Brian J Caveney, David P King, Der Vaart Sandra D Van, Der Vaart Sandra D Van, Dwight Gary Gilliland, Glenn A Eisenberg, Jean-Luc Belingard, Judith C Seltz, Kerrii B Anderson, Lance Berberian, Lisa J Uthgenannt, 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 $253.30.

How much money does Laboratory Co. of America make?

Laboratory Co. of America (NYSE:LH) has a market capitalization of $23.48 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 $20.90 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., 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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When was Laboratory Co. of America founded?

Laboratory Co. of America was founded in 1995.

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 8/18/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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