LHC Group, Inc., a health care provider, specializes in the post-acute continuum of care primarily for Medicare beneficiaries in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.14 billion. The firm operates through four divisions: Home Health Services, Hospice Services, Community-Based Services, and Facility-Based Services. It has a 22.37 P/E ratio. The Home Health Services segment offers home nursing services, including wound care and dressing changes, cardiac rehabilitation, infusion therapy, pain management, pharmaceutical administration, skilled observation and assessment, and patient education; medically-oriented social services; and physical, occupational, and speech therapy services.
Bradley Foster & Sargent Inc decreased Schlumberger (SLB) stake by 2.26% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Bradley Foster & Sargent Inc sold 6,493 shares as Schlumberger (SLB)’s stock declined 11.04%. The Bradley Foster & Sargent Inc holds 280,307 shares with $19.55M value, down from 286,800 last quarter. Schlumberger now has $92.76B valuation. The stock increased 2.09% or $1.37 during the last trading session, reaching $66.93. About 952,268 shares traded. Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) has declined 3.30% since March 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.00% the S&P500.
Among 39 analysts covering Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB), 32 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Schlumberger Limited. had 141 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Wednesday, June 21 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 30 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Focus Stock” rating given on Monday, October 19 by Howard Weil. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Wednesday, October 21. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, January 22 by Seaport Global. Griffen Securities downgraded the shares of SLB in report on Monday, April 25 to “Sell” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Guggenheim on Tuesday, May 10. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 26 by Standpoint Research. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of SLB in report on Monday, January 15 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, August 25.
Since October 24, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $8.09 million activity. 25,000 shares valued at $1.96M were sold by Guild Howard on Monday, January 22. $219,205 worth of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) shares were sold by SANDVOLD TORE I. AYAT SIMON sold $5.91M worth of stock.
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.66 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.22, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 69 investors sold SLB shares while 596 reduced holdings. 105 funds opened positions while 481 raised stakes. 1.20 billion shares or 11.55% more from 1.07 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Blume Cap has invested 3.93% of its portfolio in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Brighton Jones Limited Company accumulated 0.08% or 8,664 shares. Moreover, Jpmorgan Chase has 0.09% invested in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) for 6.09M shares. King Luther Cap Corp owns 811,587 shares. Schmidt P J Inv Mgmt has invested 1.05% of its portfolio in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Royal Bank Of Scotland Gp Public Limited Company has 36,078 shares. Barnett And Com Incorporated has invested 0.01% in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Moreover, Signature has 0.07% invested in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) for 4,119 shares. Pnc Financial Services Gp Incorporated stated it has 0.15% in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). First Foundation Advsrs reported 0.05% of its portfolio in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Cap Counsel, a North Carolina-based fund reported 31,315 shares. Westwood Holdg Group Inc Incorporated stated it has 56,542 shares. First National Bank & Trust accumulated 50,000 shares or 0.59% of the stock. 24,595 are held by Cibc Commercial Bank Usa. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has invested 0.11% in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB).
Bradley Foster & Sargent Inc increased Danaher (NYSE:DHR) stake by 8,319 shares to 445,169 valued at $38.19M in 2017Q3. It also upped Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) stake by 9,248 shares and now owns 393,609 shares. Wisdomtree Japan Hedged Eq (DXJ) was raised too.
Analysts await Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) to report earnings on April, 20 before the open. They expect $0.40 earnings per share, up 60.00% or $0.15 from last year’s $0.25 per share. SLB’s profit will be $554.38M for 41.83 P/E if the $0.40 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.48 actual earnings per share reported by Schlumberger Limited for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -16.67% negative EPS growth.
Analysts await LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.60 earnings per share, up 25.00% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.48 per share. LHCG’s profit will be $10.97 million for 26.00 P/E if the $0.60 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.62 actual earnings per share reported by LHC Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.23% negative EPS growth.
Oberweis Asset Management Inc holds 1.77% of its portfolio in LHC Group, Inc. for 89,520 shares. First Light Asset Management Llc owns 64,672 shares or 1.45% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Walthausen & Co. Llc has 1.24% invested in the company for 187,890 shares. The Connecticut-based Sivik Global Healthcare Llc has invested 1.23% in the stock. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co, a New York-based fund reported 244,295 shares.
Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $909,824 activity.
The stock increased 1.45% or $0.89 during the last trading session, reaching $62.4. About 41,302 shares traded. LHC Group, Inc. (LHCG) has risen 42.98% since March 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.28% the S&P500.