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


The leading market experts have placed a mean price target of $67.35 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 $1.07 a share for the upcoming quarter and $3.51 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 $59.54, and stock is trading $-1.91 points away or -3.21% from its 50-day moving average of $59.54. Further it is trading $-7.31 or -11.26% away its 200-day moving average of $64.94. LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPNT) 52-week high is $81.20 and the 52-week low is $54.82.

This explains if the stock moves $-23.57, it will post a 52-week high. In event of +5.13% 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 19.19.

The stock last ended the trading session at $57.63 and registered a market cap of $2.46B. 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 2.39.

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