Curious Investors Should Take a Look at This Small Cap Stock: LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG)

Dedicated investors are constantly on the lookout for a bargain when it comes to stock picking. As of late, investors have been taking notice of LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) shares. During recent trading, shares saw a move of -0.99% hitting a price of $63.24.

After a recent check, shares of LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) have been seen trading -16.94% off of the 50-day high and 7.06% away from the 50-day low. In terms of the stock price in relation to its moving averages, company shares are 2.53% away from the 20-day moving average and -2.35% off of the 50-day average. If we take a wider approach, shares have been trading 0.13% away from the 200-day moving average.

Over the last year, LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG)’s stock has performed 41.67%. For the last six months, the stock has performed -3.23%. From the start of the calendar year, shares have been 3.25%. Zooming in closer, company stock has been -4.51% for the quarter, 2.66% over the past month, and -1.71% over the past week.

Beta is used to measure a stock’s price volatility relative to the market. A stock with a beta of “0” indicates that its price is not correlated with the market. A positive beta indicates that the stock follows the market. A negative beta means that the stock inversely follows the market, decreasing in value when the market goes up. LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) current has a Beta score of 0.74.


Fundamental analysis examines the financial elements of a company, for example; sales, cash flow, profit and balance sheet.  These numbers are then crunched to create theoretical valuations of companies. 

Earnings Per Share (EPS) is the earnings made by a company divided by their number of shares.  EPS enables the earnings of a company to easily be compared to their competitors. The higher the number, the more profit per dollar is being made on investor capital.  LHC Group, Inc.’s EPS is 2.32.  Their EPS should be compared to other companies in the Healthcare sector.

Price-to-Earnings Ratio is the current share price divided by annual earnings per share.  P/E provides a number that details how many years of earnings it will take a stock to recoup the value of one share at current price levels.  Easy to calculate and understand, P/E is an extremely common ratio that is used to compare valuations of stocks against each other relatively.  LHC Group, Inc.’s  P/E ratio is 27.26. 

Projected Earnings Growth (PEG) is a forward looking ratio based on anticipated earnings growth.  PEG is created by dividing P/E by the projected rate of earnings growth.  LHC Group, Inc.’s  PEG is 1.94.


Shareholders can expect a return on equity of 10.10%.  Calculated by dividing LHC Group, Inc.’s annual earnings by its total assets, investors will note a return on assets of 6.20%.  Finally, LHC Group, Inc.’s return on investment stands at 10.00% when you divide the shareholder’s return by the cost.  The consensus analysts recommendation at this point stands at 1.60 for LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG).  This is based on a 1-5 scale where 1 indicates a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.