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Laboratory Co. of America Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.66 (-0.24 %)
(As of 05/14/2021 02:24 PM ET)
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Volume6,681 shs
Average Volume691,018 shs
Market Capitalization$26.96 billion
P/E Ratio32.12
Dividend YieldN/A
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About Laboratory Co. of America

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, parentage and donor testing; and occupational testing services, medical drug monitoring services, chronic disease programs, and kidney stone prevention tests. In addition, it provides online and mobile applications to enable patients to check test results; patient self-service apps; and online applications for managed care organizations. Further, it offers end-to-end drug development, medical device, and diagnostic development solutions from early-stage research to clinical development and commercial market access. The company primarily 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. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Burlington, North Carolina.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Medical laboratories
Sub-IndustryHealth Care Services
Year Founded1976

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$11.55 billion
Cash Flow$24.37 per share
Book Value$77.93 per share


Net Income$823.80 million




Market Cap$26.96 billion
Next Earnings Date7/27/2021 (Estimated)

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Overall MarketRank

1.26 out of 5 stars

Medical Sector

896th out of 2,039 stocks

Medical Laboratories Industry

14th out of 38 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.5Community Rank: 2.5Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Laboratory Co. of America (NYSE:LH) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Laboratory Co. of America a buy right now?

13 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Laboratory Co. of America in the last twelve months. There are currently 13 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" Laboratory Co. of America stock.
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When is Laboratory Co. of America's next earnings date?

Laboratory Co. of America is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, July 27th 2021.
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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 Wednesday, April, 28th. The medical research company reported $8.79 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $7.32 by $1.47. The medical research company earned $4.16 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.88 billion. Laboratory Co. of America had a net margin of 6.79% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 21.05%.
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How has Laboratory Co. of America's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Laboratory Co. of America's stock was trading at $158.99 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, LH shares have increased by 73.7% and is now trading at $276.14.
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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 2021 earnings guidance on Thursday, May, 6th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of 20.000-24.000 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $21.320. The company issued revenue guidance of $14.26 billion-$14.89 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $14.25 billion.

What price target have analysts set for LH?

13 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Laboratory Co. of America's shares. Their forecasts range from $217.00 to $320.00. On average, they expect Laboratory Co. of America's stock price to reach $266.14 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.6%.
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Who are Laboratory Co. of America's key executives?

Laboratory Co. of America's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Adam H. Schechter, Pres, CEO & Chairman (Age 56, Pay $1.79M)
  • Mr. Glenn A. Eisenberg, CFO & Exec. VP (Age 60, Pay $1.46M)
  • Mr. Lance V. Berberian, Exec. VP and Chief Information & Technology Officer (Age 58, Pay $876.62k)
  • Dr. Brian J. Caveney M.P.H., M.D., J.D., MPH, Exec. VP, Pres of Diagnostics & Chief Medical Officer (Age 47, Pay $3.36M)
  • Mr. Mark S. Schroeder, Exec. VP and Pres of Diagnostics Laboratory Operations & Global Supply Chain (Age 59, Pay $3.19M)
  • Dr. Michelle Abelson, Laboratory Director of Operations
  • Mr. Peter J. Wilkinson, Sr. VP & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 50) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Dr. Marcia T. Eisenberg, Chief Scientific Officer & Sr. VP
  • Clarissa Willett, VP of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Sandra D. Van Der Vaart, Exec. VP, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer & Corp. Sec. (Age 61)

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

143 employees have rated Laboratory Co. of America CEO Adam Schechter on Adam Schechter has an approval rating of 73% among Laboratory Co. of America's employees.

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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 many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (8.27%), Franklin Resources Inc. (1.81%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.75%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.43%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (1.41%) and Alliancebernstein L.P. (1.30%). Company insiders that own Laboratory Co. of America stock include David P King, Der Vaart Sandra D Van, Glenn A Eisenberg, Jean-Luc Belingard, Judith C Seltz, Kerrii B Anderson, Lance Berberian, Lisa J Uthgenannt, Mark S Schroeder, Paul R Kirchgraber, Peter J Wilkinson and R Sanders Williams.
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Which major investors are selling Laboratory Co. of America stock?

LH stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Sectoral Asset Management Inc, Nicholas Company Inc., AMI Asset Management Corp, Waddell & Reed Financial Inc., Bank of Nova Scotia, and Franklin Resources Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Laboratory Co. of America company stock in the last year include Der Vaart Sandra D Van, Jean-Luc Belingard, Mark S Schroeder, Paul R Kirchgraber, Peter J Wilkinson, and R Sanders Williams.
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Which major investors are buying Laboratory Co. of America stock?

LH stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Alliancebernstein L.P., BlackRock Inc., M&G Investment Management Ltd., UBS Asset Management Americas Inc., Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL, Geode Capital Management LLC, and Allianz Asset Management GmbH.
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How do I buy shares of Laboratory Co. of America?

Shares of LH 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 $276.14.

How much money does Laboratory Co. of America make?

Laboratory Co. of America has a market capitalization of $26.98 billion and generates $11.55 billion in revenue each year. The medical research company earns $823.80 million in net income (profit) each year or $11.32 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Laboratory Co. of America have?

Laboratory Co. of America employs 65,160 workers across the globe.

When was Laboratory Co. of America founded?

Laboratory Co. of America was founded in 1976.

What is Laboratory Co. of America's official website?

The official website for Laboratory Co. of America is

Where are Laboratory Co. of America's headquarters?

Laboratory Co. of America is headquartered at 358 South Main Street, BURLINGTON NC, 27215.

How can I contact Laboratory Co. of America?

Laboratory Co. of America's mailing address is 358 South Main Street, BURLINGTON NC, 27215. The medical research company can be reached via phone at 336-229-1127 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 5/14/2021 by Staff
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