Analyst Revises LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPNT) Stock Target


LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPNT) mean price target is revealed at $67.1200 by Thomson Reuters. The group followed the stock recommendations given by experts in the First Call poll. Also, it is possible that the firm may list per share earnings of $1.0700 in the coming quarter and $3.5100 for the ongoing fiscal. The market cap of LifePoint Health, Inc. was $2.43B after the equity closed at $56.8400 in last trading day.

What The Valuation Says?

The price/earnings ratio is listed in the group of ratios that are used for stock valuation. Commonly entitled as P/E ratio, it aids investors know where the firm positions in the market. It is a consequent when share’s latest price is divided by per-share earnings. LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPNT) has a P/E ratio of 18.9777. Investors can ascertain how the stock is doing in the industry by assessing Price-to-Earnings Growth ratio.

In common, a high P/E proposes that investors are predicting higher earnings surge in the future compared to firms with a lower P/E ratio. A low P/E can direct either that a firm may currently be underrated or that the firm is doing extremely well comparative to its past trends. When a firm has no earnings or is recording losses, in both circumstances P/E will be stated as “N/A.” Though it is likely to compute a negative P/E, it is not the common convention.

LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPNT) PEG ratio sits at 2.3500. A low PEG ratio presents an investment opportunity to the resourceful traders and investors. The stocks with a reading in between 0 and 1 are undervalued equities. A reading of 1 and 2 denotes fairly priced stocks.

Technical Perspective

The technical study of LifePoint Health, Inc. visibly elucidates that the 50-day MA of LifePoint Health, Inc. is $58.0230, and stock is trading $-1.0331 points away or -1.7805% from 50-day moving average of $58.0230. It is trading $-7.7571 or -11.9806% away 200-day moving average of $64.7470. LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPNT) 52-week high is $81.2000 and the 52-week low is $54.8200. This represents that if the equity moves $-24.2101 points upside on the chart, it will hit a 52-week high. On the other hand, if it plunges +3.9582%, then the share price can log a new 52-week low.

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