Credit Suisse Group Reiterates Outperform Rating for Laboratory Corp. of America (LH)

Of America Hl (LH) by 30.99% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bank Of The West acquired 10,233 shares as Laboratory Corp Amer Hldgs (LH)'s stock declined 0.17%. The institutional investor held 118,490 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $17.89M, down from 171,698 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock has a market capitalization of $17,713.28, a P/E ratio of 14.24, a PEG ratio of 1.46 and a beta of 0.90. The stock decreased 0.69% or $1.215 during the last trading session, reaching $174.395. About 350,598 shares traded or 23.43% up from the average. Morgan Stanley maintained Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) on Thursday, August 10 with "Overweight" rating. It has underperformed by 6.19% the S&P500.

Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky reduced its position in shares of Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) by 6.7% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. Selkirk Management Llc bought 68,000 shares as the company's stock rose 43.03% with the market. After $2.45 actual EPS reported by Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 8.16% EPS growth. Selkirk Management Llc who had been investing in Chegg Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.37 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.82% or $0.58 during the last trading session, reaching $71.22. About 907,561 shares traded or 12.63% up from the average. Umicore S.A. (OTCMKTS:UMICF) has 0.00% since March 14, 2017 and is. It has outperformed by 34.56% the S&P500.

Since October 30, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $2.32 million activity. Gilliland Dwight Gary also sold $149,068 worth of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) on Monday, October 30. The stock of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, July 29 by Mizuho. LH's profit will be $265.96M for 16.70 P/E if the $2.61 EPS becomes a reality. It also increased its holding in Valmont Inds Inc (NYSE:VMI) by 10,414 shares in the quarter, for a total of 72,628 shares, and has risen its stake in Devon Energy Corp New (NYSE:DVN). $213,813 worth of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) shares were sold by Schechter Adam H. Therefore 63% are positive. The firm's revenue was up 13.2% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings will post 11.54 EPS for the current year. The company was maintained on Friday, September 1 by Robert W. Baird. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, June 27 by Canaccord Genuity. The stock of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, April 26 by Canaccord Genuity. The company has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $188.33. Wells Fargo maintained Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) on Monday, February 12 with "Hold" rating. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, December 8. The rating was maintained by Craig Hallum on Wednesday, February 7 with "Buy". The company was maintained on Tuesday, April 26 by Jefferies.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in 2017 Q3. The company has a current ratio of 1.31, a quick ratio of 1.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93. It improved, as 41 investors sold LH shares while 239 reduced holdings. First Pacific Limited Liability Corp invested in 16,560 shares. Veritas Investment Management UK Ltd raised its holdings in Laboratory Corp. of America by 46.1% in the 3rd quarter. American Assets Invest Mngmt invested in 0.24% or 8,000 shares. Pennsylvania Trust Com accumulated 2,000 shares.

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings is a life sciences company that is integrated in guiding patient care, providing clinical laboratory and end-to-end drug development services. Westchester Cap Management Limited Co invested in 58,700 shares. Blair William And Il reported 0% in Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH). Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 7,297 shares in the company, valued at $1,235,309.13. Meiji Yasuda Asset Mgmt Company Limited has invested 0.17% in Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH). 485 are owned by Prelude Mngmt. The stock was sold at an average price of $167.36, for a total value of $1,405,824.00. Invesco Limited, a Georgia-based fund reported 145,842 shares.

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Since September 28, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $516,566 activity. Shares for $7.47 million were sold by MCDANIEL RAYMOND W. Fauber Robert sold $808 worth of Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) on Wednesday, January 31.

In other Laboratory Corp. of America news, Director Adam H. Schechter sold 1,263 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 8th. Its down 1.28% from 689,300 shares previously. 13,256 shares were sold by BORDERS DAVE JR., worth $199,635. On Thursday, March 1 BROWN ANDREW J sold $1.77M worth of Chegg, Inc. (NYSE:T) for 154,531 shares.

Among 14 analysts covering Chegg Inc (NYSE:CHGG), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on LH shares. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of CHGG in report on Friday, November 17 with "Buy" rating. The stock of Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) earned "Hold" rating by Piper Jaffray on Monday, July 24. They set a "buy" rating and a $205.00 target price on the stock. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, September 12 with "Hold". Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Wednesday, July 12 by Credit Suisse. On Thursday, January 5 the stock rating was upgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to "Overweight".

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