Stock To Watch: LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPNT)


The leading market experts have placed a mean price target of $76.69 on LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPNT) stock. This price level, which is estimated to be attained in one-year indicates the mean of stock opinions given by the companies included in the First Call survey. The renowned research firms have predicted earnings of $0.91 a share for the upcoming quarter and $3.74 for the current fiscal. Technical View The technical analysis of LifePoint Health, Inc. plainly substantiates that the 50-day moving average of LifePoint Health, Inc. is $66.46, and stock is hovering -0.12 or -0.18% distant from $66.46. It is noted that the 200-day MA is $67.17, and LifePoint Health, Inc. stock is $-0.83 or -1.24% off from this point. LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPNT) 52-week high is $86.94 and the 52-week low is $58.20. This explains if the stock moves $-20.60, it will post a 52-week high. In event of $+13.99% points decline, a 52-week low will be hit. Taking the Valuation Aspect To emphasize the valuation of LifePoint Health, Inc., shareholders can apply financial tool known as price-to-earnings ratio. This financial ratio assesses stock’s valuation by considering the relative expense of the stock. Following this ratio, LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPNT) ratio came in at 18.40. The stock last ended the trading session at $66.34 and registered a market cap of $2.88B. To appraise firm’s growth, the shareholders take help of the Price-to-Earnings-Growth ratio. When a stock has a higher PEG ratio, it is suggestive of lower stock appreciation in approaching sessions. A stock comes in the group of undervalued stocks when its PEG ratio falls in between 0 and 1. LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPNT) PEG ratio is at 2.41.

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