Analysts See $-0.73 EPS for H & R Block (HRB); Lhc Group (LHCG) Shorts Lowered By 7.45%

November 15, 2017 - By Louis Casey

Lhc Group (NASDAQ:LHCG) had a decrease of 7.45% in short interest. LHCG’s SI was 1.02M shares in November as released by FINRA. Its down 7.45% from 1.10M shares previously. With 120,900 avg volume, 8 days are for Lhc Group (NASDAQ:LHCG)’s short sellers to cover LHCG’s short positions. The SI to Lhc Group’s float is 6.31%. The stock increased 1.43% or $0.97 during the last trading session, reaching $68.78. About shares traded. LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) has risen 42.98% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.28% the S&P500.

Analysts expect H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB) to report $-0.73 EPS on December, 6.They anticipate $0.06 EPS change or 8.96% from last quarter’s $-0.67 EPS. After having $-0.62 EPS previously, H & R Block Inc’s analysts see 17.74% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.35% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $25.86. About shares traded. H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB) has risen 27.23% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.53% the S&P500.

LHC Group, Inc. is a holding company. The company has market cap of $1.26 billion. The Firm provides post-acute healthcare services to patients through its home nursing agencies, hospice agencies, community services agencies and long-term acute care hospitals . It has a 29.6 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through four divisions: home health services, hospice services, community services and facility services.

Since May 17, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 sales for $27.45 million activity. 145,850 LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) shares with value of $8.90 million were sold by Coliseum Capital Management – LLC. Shares for $206,670 were sold by Stelly Donald Dwayne on Thursday, June 8.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.53 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.17, from 1.36 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 14 investors sold LHC Group, Inc. shares while 56 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 69 raised stakes. 15.44 million shares or 1.26% more from 15.25 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Rhumbline Advisers holds 31,058 shares or 0% of its portfolio. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department owns 69,032 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Moreover, Cubist Systematic Strategies Lc has 0.01% invested in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG). Next Finance Group Inc Inc invested 0% of its portfolio in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG). Boston Ptnrs holds 0.02% in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) or 175,556 shares. Kbc Nv reported 17,683 shares. Citigroup has 29,916 shares for 0% of their portfolio. The New York-based New York State Teachers Retirement Systems has invested 0.01% in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG). Barclays Public Limited Liability Company holds 0% in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) or 17,333 shares. Bridgeway Mgmt holds 0.06% or 76,086 shares. Etrade Cap Mngmt accumulated 3,225 shares. 52,752 are held by Prudential. Blackrock Inc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) for 2.33M shares. 47,477 were reported by Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher. Nationwide Fund Advsrs stated it has 13,390 shares.

Among 11 analysts covering LHC Group (NASDAQ:LHCG), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 91% are positive. LHC Group had 27 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 12 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 2 by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Monday, October 9 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Craig Hallum on Tuesday, November 7 with “Buy”. The stock of LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) earned “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, September 1. Oppenheimer maintained LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) rating on Tuesday, November 7. Oppenheimer has “Outperform” rating and $80 target. As per Thursday, November 2, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Stephens given on Friday, June 17. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of LHCG in report on Sunday, October 15 with “Hold” rating. The rating was initiated by Benchmark on Friday, January 27 with “Buy”.

Among 10 analysts covering H & R Block (NYSE:HRB), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. H & R Block had 28 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, September 3 by BTIG Research. The rating was maintained by BTIG Research with “Sell” on Wednesday, June 14. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 30 by Credit Suisse. Sterne Agee CRT initiated it with “Neutral” rating and $33 target in Tuesday, May 3 report. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, August 29 with “Hold”. The stock has “Sell” rating by BTIG Research on Wednesday, July 19. The stock of H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB) has “Sell” rating given on Monday, November 28 by BTIG Research. The stock of H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB) earned “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 31. Macquarie Research initiated it with “Outperform” rating and $28 target in Friday, August 26 report. The stock of H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, August 29.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.14, from 1.24 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 35 investors sold H & R Block Inc shares while 126 reduced holdings. 67 funds opened positions while 110 raised stakes. 185.52 million shares or 2.71% less from 190.69 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Ftb Advsr Inc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB). Advantus holds 20,766 shares. 2.66M were reported by Schroder Invest Mgmt Gp. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt System, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 15,391 shares. Hsbc Public Limited Com has 0.02% invested in H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB). Legal General Grp Incorporated Public Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.03% in H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB). Commonwealth Equity Service reported 12,270 shares stake. 8,332 were reported by Leisure Mngmt. Macquarie Gru accumulated 5,044 shares. Keybank National Association Oh holds 0% of its portfolio in H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB) for 9,302 shares. Gam Ag reported 13,568 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Continental Advsr Limited Liability Com invested in 292,742 shares or 2.04% of the stock. Zacks Investment Management invested in 10,549 shares. State Common Retirement Fund holds 486,800 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Artisan Partners L P holds 0.2% of its portfolio in H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB) for 3.44 million shares.

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