International Game Technology PLC (IGT) EPS Estimated At $0.27; 11 Bullish Analysts Covering LHC Group, Inc. (LHCG)

May 16, 2018 - By Louis Casey

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Analysts expect International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) to report $0.27 EPS on May, 22 before the open.They anticipate $0.02 EPS change or 6.90% from last quarter’s $0.29 EPS. IGT’s profit would be $54.93M giving it 27.89 P/E if the $0.27 EPS is correct. After having $0.68 EPS previously, International Game Technology PLC’s analysts see -60.29% EPS growth. The stock increased 2.59% or $0.76 during the last trading session, reaching $30.12. About 2.63 million shares traded or 100.21% up from the average. International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) has risen 14.69% since May 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.14% the S&P500.

Among 12 analysts covering LHC Group (NASDAQ:LHCG), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. LHC Group had 33 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, April 17, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, November 27 by Robert W. Baird. Craig Hallum maintained LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) on Wednesday, April 4 with “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) on Monday, July 17 with “Buy” rating. As per Tuesday, January 23, the company rating was maintained by William Blair. As per Friday, November 17, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. The stock of LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) earned “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, November 7. The rating was initiated by Jefferies with “Buy” on Friday, February 5. The rating was maintained by Craig Hallum on Tuesday, November 7 with “Buy”. As per Tuesday, November 7, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. See LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) latest ratings:

17/04/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $85.0000 Maintain
04/04/2018 Broker: Craig Hallum Rating: Buy New Target: $80.0000 Maintain
01/03/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Buy New Target: $74.0 Maintain
23/01/2018 Broker: William Blair Rating: Buy Maintain
27/11/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $71.0 Maintain
17/11/2017 Broker: Oppenheimer Rating: Outperform Old Target: $80 New Target: $85 Maintain

More news for LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “LHC Group’s (LHCG) CEO Keith Myers on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 06, 2018. Globenewswire.com‘s article titled: “LHC Group Announces First Quarter 2018 Earnings Release and Conference Call Dates” and published on April 19, 2018 is yet another important article.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.35, from 1.5 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 30 investors sold LHC Group, Inc. shares while 56 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 61 raised stakes. 15.67 million shares or 2.23% more from 15.33 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Peak6 Invs L P owns 5,196 shares. Quantitative Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability owns 3,669 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Prudential Financial Inc stated it has 27,112 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Pinebridge Investments Limited Partnership invested 0.05% of its portfolio in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG). Boston Advsr invested in 0.01% or 10,165 shares. Aqr Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Corp invested in 16,132 shares. Secor Limited Partnership holds 0.2% or 81,831 shares in its portfolio. Petrus Trust Com Lta holds 4,679 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Cadence Mngmt Lc owns 28,727 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. 5,381 were reported by Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado. Linscomb Williams reported 0.17% stake. Chicago Equity Partners Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 10,165 shares. Parallax Volatility Advisers Limited Partnership invested in 2,394 shares or 0% of the stock. Capital Impact Advsrs Lc reported 19,701 shares. Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky owns 6,100 shares.

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 $2.42 billion. The firm operates through four divisions: Home Health Services, Hospice Services, Community-Based Services, and Facility-Based Services. It has a 26.45 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.

The stock decreased 0.03% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $73.79. About 141,591 shares traded. LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) has risen 15.17% since May 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.62% the S&P500.

Since March 13, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $1.13 million activity. $909,824 worth of stock was sold by Stelly Donald Dwayne on Tuesday, March 13. Reibel Jeff sold $217,050 worth of stock.

International Game Technology PLC operates and provides technology services and products across lotteries, electronic gaming machines, sports betting, and interactive gaming markets worldwide. The company has market cap of $6.13 billion. It designs, sells, and operates a suite of point-of-sale terminals that reconciles lottery funds between the retailer and lottery authority; provides online lottery transaction processing systems; and produces instant ticket games and offers printing services, such as instant ticket marketing plans and graphic design, programming, packaging, shipping, and delivery services. It currently has negative earnings. The firm also provides video lottery terminals , VLT central systems, and VLT games to government customers; video and traditional mechanical reel slot machines and casino systems to casino operators; and amusement with prize machines and games to licensed operators.

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