LHC Group (LHCG) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by SunTrust Banks, Inc

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The short-interest ratio decreased to 7.0 and the percentage of shorted shares was 0.06% on October 13. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.19, for a total value of $1,977,065.44. It now has negative earnings. Aqr Cap Management Limited Company owns 42,694 shares. Panagora Asset Management Inc holds 160,915 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Highland Capital Management Lp acquired 11,000 shares as Lhc Group Inc (LHCG)'s stock rose 23.21%. The health services provider reported $0.64 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.04. Lhc Group Inc now has $1.21 billion valuation.

The stock of LHC Group, Inc. 182,600 shares of the company's stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 136,826. LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) has risen 42.98% since November 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.28% the S&P500.The move comes after 8 months positive chart setup for the $1.25B company.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.53 in Q2 2017. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,211.23, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.44, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.96 and a beta of 0.70. It increased, as 14 investors sold LHC Group, Inc. shares while 56 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 69 raised stakes. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. boosted their target price on shares of LHC Group from $68.00 to $80.00 and gave the company an outperform rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. (NASDAQ:LHCG). Ny State Common Retirement Fund has 61,665 shares. Parkside Bank & Trust And Trust owns 0% invested in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) for 11 shares. Alps Advisors stated it has 0% in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG). Hillsdale Inv Mngmt holds 0% or 120 shares. Thrivent Fin For Lutherans holds 0% of its portfolio in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) is a huge mover today! Kennedy Capital Inc owns 103,533 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. California Pub Employees Retirement Sys reported 0% of its portfolio in LHC Group, Inc. Price T Rowe Associates Incorporated Md holds 6,842 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Systematic Financial Mgmt Ltd Partnership holds 0.08% in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) or 64,701 shares. Moreover, Shine Invest Advisory Services has 0.01% invested in Tenet Healthcare Corp (NYSE:THC) for 918 shares. Parametric Portfolio Llc reported 81,206 shares.

Analysts expect LHC Group, Inc.

Rothschild Asset Management Inc increased its ownership in LHC Group Inc shares by 5.0% as of the end of the last quarter.

Ratings analysis reveals 91% of LHC Group's analysts are positive. RBC Capital Markets upgraded LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) on Friday, March 10 to "Outperform" rating. SunTrust maintained it with "Buy" rating and $75.0 target in Thursday, November 2 report. (NASDAQ:LHCG) on Tuesday, September 1 with "Outperform" rating. (NASDAQ:LHCG) on Thursday, August 3 with "Buy" rating. The rating was initiated by Benchmark on Friday, January 27 with "Buy". They set a buy rating and a $76.00 price objective on the stock. (NASDAQ:LHCG) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, November 2 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy" on Tuesday, November 7. Wasatch Advisors Inc now controls 217,140 shares valued at $15,400,000. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 1,716 shares of the health services provider's stock valued at $116,000 after purchasing an additional 1,516 shares during the period. Oppenheimer maintained LHC Group, Inc.

In other news, COO Donald Dwayne Stelly sold 2,650 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 8th.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.33 in 2017 Q2. About 33,365 shares traded or 84.20% up from the average. Tenet Healthcare Corp (NYSE:THC) has declined 36.81% since November 13, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 2.76% the S&P500. 113.66 million shares or 4.07% more from 109.22 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,969,496 shares of the health services provider's stock worth $106,157,000 after acquiring an additional 1,964,950 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC boosted their price objective on shares of LHC Group from $68.00 to $83.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. The New York-based Karpus Management Inc. has invested 0.4% in the stock. City Of London Investment Management Co Ltd, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 371,439 shares.

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