LHC Group Inc (NASDAQ:LHCG) Signals Intraday Volatility - Up by 2.10%

Craig Hallum reissued their buy rating on shares of LHC Group (NASDAQ:LHCG) in a research report released on Tuesday, November 7th, The Fly reports. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.54 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that LHC Group will post 2.4 EPS for the current fiscal year. 200,600 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 136,917. The original version of this news story can be read at https://stocknewstimes.com/2017/11/16/state-of-tennessee-treasury-department-sells-10834-shares-of-lhc-group-lhcg.html. Jefferies Group LLC increased 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. Equity analyst Oppenheimer Holdings raised the price target on November 7 boosting the projection from $68.00 to $80.00 and issued a "Outperform" recommendation.

Other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. Alps Advisors Inc. now owns 9,449 shares of the health services provider's stock worth $641,000 after acquiring an additional 24 shares during the period. LHC Group's revenue was up 18.2% on a year-over-year basis.

LHC Group Inc's P/E ratio is 29.23 and market capitalization is 1.24B. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 1,716 shares of the health services provider's stock worth $116,000 after purchasing an additional 1,516 shares during the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 48,920 shares of the health services provider's stock worth $3,321,000 after buying an additional 142 shares in the last quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of LHC Group by 30.8% during the second quarter. LHC Group presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $76.40. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC raised its holdings in shares of LHC Group by 758.0% during the second quarter. The company has a quick ratio of 1.77, a current ratio of 1.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24. First Mercantile Trust Co. purchased a new position in shares of LHC Group during the second quarter valued at approximately $147,000. Finally, State of Alaska Department of Revenue boosted its position in shares of LHC Group by 79.1% in the 2nd quarter.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: This news story was originally posted by StockNewsTimes and is the sole property of of StockNewsTimes. If you are reading this news story on another domain, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of US & global copyright legislation. Texas Permanent School Fund now owns 10,944 shares of the health services provider's stock worth $743,000 after buying an additional 153 shares in the last quarter. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.34, for a total transaction of $173,151.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

LHC Group chief Keith Myers will serve as Chairman and CEO of the combined organization.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. LHCG shareholders will own 58.5% of the combined company while AFAM shareholders will own 41.5%. The Company provides post-acute healthcare services to patients through its home nursing agencies, hospice agencies, community-based services agencies and long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs).

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