Quarterly EPS Estimate For LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPNT) Cited At $1.06


The average EPS estimate for LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPNT) for the three months ending 2016-12-31 is given as $1.06.

You find that 7 days ago, the average EPS estimate on the stock was $1.06, while for the 30 days ago the average EPS estimate stood at $1.06.

If you look back further, you see that the average EPS estimate for LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPNT) 60 days ago was given as 1.06, while EPS estimate 90 days ago was quoted at $1.06.

The change in the stock’s EPS estimate over the last 7 days works out to 0%.

EPS estimate revisions

Over the last 7 days, EPS estimates for LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPNT) have been revised up 0 times. In the same period, the EPS estimate has been revised down 0 times.

In the last 30 days, the stock has had its EPS estimate revised up 4 and it has been revised up 4 times over the last 60 days.

Up revisions in the last 90 days are 3 and up revisions in the last 120 days are 6.

But for the last 18 days, the company has seen its EPS revised up 6 times, offset by 3 down revisions in the same period.

The down revisions of EPS in last 30, 60, 90 and 120 days were 4, 4, 5 and 3.

What About EPS Surprises

Analysts predicted EPS of $1.06 for LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPNT) for the period ended 2. But the company ended up posting actual EPS of $0.71 on 2016-07-29. The EPS estimate cited was worked out based on 12 estimates that analysts had issued on the stock.

Therefore, LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPNT) posted EPS surprise of $-0.19 per share in dollar terms, which works out to -21.11%. The standard deviation of the actual EPS reported by the company and the average EPS estimate immediately before the earnings were released works out to $0.03.

Quarterly Sales Estimates

For the fiscal year 2017, the mean and median annual sales estimates for the company are given as $1727.349 and $1738.065. The estimates are based on the projections of 5 analysts.

So far, the highest annual sales estimate for LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPNT) stands at$1777.4. That compares with the lowest annual sales estimate of $1686.6. Calculating the standard deviation of the extreme annual sales estimates leads you to 37.765%.

Annual sales estimate adjustments

In the last 7 days, 5 analysts have raised their annual sales estimates for the company. But over the same period, 5 analysts have trimmed their annual sales estimates.

With that, you find that the percentage change in mean annual sales estimate in the last 7 days works out to 0%.

Over the last one month, though, 5 analysts moved to raise their sales estimates for LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPNT). That compares with 5 analysts who cut their sales estimate for the company in the same period. That leads you to -2.229% as the mean sales estimate change over the last one month.

If you look back further, you see that over the last three months, 5 analysts have moved raise their sales estimates LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPNT). That offset by 5 analysts who in the same period lowered their sales estimates for the stock. That works out to percentage change in mean sales estimate of -2.027% over a period of three months.

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