Is There Now An Opportunity In LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG)?

LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG), which is in the healthcare business, and is based in United States, led the NASDAQGS gainers with a relatively large price hike in the past couple of weeks. With many analysts covering the mid-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. However, what if the stock is still a bargain? Let’s take a look at LHC Group’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.

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What is LHC Group worth?

Great news for investors – LHC Group is still trading at a fairly cheap price. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is $162, but it is currently trading at US$121 on the share market, meaning that there is still an opportunity to buy now. Another thing to keep in mind is that LHC Group’s share price may be quite stable relative to the rest of the market, as indicated by its low beta. This means that if you believe the current share price should move towards its intrinsic value over time, a low beta could suggest it is not likely to reach that level anytime soon, and once it’s there, it may be hard to fall back down into an attractive buying range again.

What kind of growth will LHC Group generate?

NasdaqGS:LHCG Past and Future Earnings, July 23rd 2019
NasdaqGS:LHCG Past and Future Earnings, July 23rd 2019

Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. Buying a great company with a robust outlook at a cheap price is always a good investment, so let’s also take a look at the company’s future expectations. With profit expected to grow by 92% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for LHC Group. It looks like higher cash flow is on the cards for the stock, which should feed into a higher share valuation.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Since LHCG is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to increase your holdings in the stock. With a positive outlook on the horizon, it seems like this growth has not yet been fully factored into the share price. However, there are also other factors such as financial health to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on LHCG for a while, now might be the time to enter the stock. Its buoyant future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy LHCG. But before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the track record of its management team, in order to make a well-informed buy.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on LHC Group. You can find everything you need to know about LHC Group in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in LHC Group, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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