LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) COO Donald Dwayne Stelly sold 448 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $120.00, for a total value of $53,760.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 91,252 shares in the company, valued at $10,950,240. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.
Donald Dwayne Stelly also recently made the following trade(s):
- On Monday, March 11th, Donald Dwayne Stelly sold 15,151 shares of LHC Group stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $107.06, for a total value of $1,622,066.06.
Shares of LHCG traded down $0.46 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $118.25. 356,398 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 260,043. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.69 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.31, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.99 and a beta of 0.87. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21, a quick ratio of 1.57 and a current ratio of 1.57. LHC Group, Inc. has a twelve month low of $73.09 and a twelve month high of $120.69.
A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut LHC Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 2nd. UBS Group set a $133.00 target price on LHC Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, May 10th. BidaskClub upgraded LHC Group from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday. Barclays raised their target price on LHC Group from $95.00 to $104.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 21st. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group raised their target price on LHC Group from $125.00 to $130.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 9th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $118.50.
Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in shares of LHC Group by 2.6% during the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,686,353 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $519,530,000 after purchasing an additional 120,016 shares during the period. Wellington Management Group LLP increased its holdings in shares of LHC Group by 0.9% during the first quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 1,484,162 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $164,534,000 after purchasing an additional 12,644 shares during the period. FMR LLC increased its holdings in shares of LHC Group by 2.4% during the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 1,151,105 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $127,612,000 after purchasing an additional 27,272 shares during the period. Norges Bank acquired a new position in shares of LHC Group during the fourth quarter valued at $51,535,000. Finally, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans increased its holdings in shares of LHC Group by 9.1% during the fourth quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans now owns 530,693 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $49,822,000 after purchasing an additional 44,450 shares during the period. 94.07% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
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About LHC Group
LHC Group, Inc provides post-acute health care services to patients through its home nursing agencies, hospices and long-term acute care hospitals. The company operates through the following business segments: Home Health Services, Hospice Services, Home & Community-Based Services, Facility-Based Services and Healthcare Innovations.
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