Wall Street analysts’ outlook for Laboratory Corp. Of America Holdings (LH)

With 0.59 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained lighter than its average volume of 0.72 million shares. The 52-week range on LH shows that it touched its highest point at $234.09 and its lowest point at $179.58 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $243.00. With its current market cap of 18.92 billion, LH has annualized dividend of $2.18 while the current yield stands at 0.98%. Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.03.

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Price Performance and Earnings:

Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of LH was down-trending over the past week, with a drop of -0.66%, but this was down by -2.36% over a month. Three-month performance surged to 7.65% while six-month performance rose 3.04%. The stock gained 4.90% in the past year, while it has lost -1.98% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for LH yields 7.48 with Next year EPS estimates of 14.60. For the next quarter, that number is 3.26. This implies an EPS growth rate of -20.98% for this year and 7.84% for next year. EPS is expected to decline by -3.18% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of 3.41%.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 88.20 million LH shares are outstanding with a float of 84.65 million shares on hand for trading. On Jan 11, 2024, short shares totaled 3.07 million, which was 3.61% higher than short shares on Dec 14, 2023. In addition to LI as the firm’s Li Auto Inc., HL serves as its Hecla Mining Company.

Institutional Ownership:

Through their ownership of 98.47% of LH’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have majority control over the company.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for LH since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With LH analysts setting a high price target of $270.00 and a low target of $215.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $243.00. Based on these targets, LH could surge 21.18% to reach the target high and fall by -3.5% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 9.07% from current levels.

Summary of Insider Activity:

Insiders traded LH stock several times over the past three months with 0 Buys and 1 Sells. In these transactions, 0 shares were bought while 1,384 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 35 while that of sell transactions has risen to 31 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 113,948 while 65,833 shares were sold.