Rowan Companies PLC (RDC) Reaches $11.25 After 8.00% Down Move; Lhc Group (LHCG) Shorts Raised By 0.48%

June 20, 2017 - By wolcottdaily

Lhc Group (NASDAQ:LHCG) had an increase of 0.48% in short interest. LHCG’s SI was 953,500 shares in June as released by FINRA. Its up 0.48% from 948,900 shares previously. With 165,200 avg volume, 6 days are for Lhc Group (NASDAQ:LHCG)’s short sellers to cover LHCG’s short positions. The SI to Lhc Group’s float is 5.9%. About 5,519 shares traded. LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) has risen 42.98% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.28% the S&P500.

The stock of Rowan Companies PLC (NYSE:RDC) is a huge mover today! About 702,247 shares traded. Rowan Companies PLC (NYSE:RDC) has declined 16.50% since June 20, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.20% the S&P500.The move comes after 5 months negative chart setup for the $1.40B company. It was reported on Jun, 20 by Barchart.com. We have $10.35 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:RDC worth $112.00 million less.

Among 8 analysts covering LHC Group (NASDAQ:LHCG), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. LHC Group had 10 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) earned “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, September 1. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, March 10 by SunTrust. Stephens initiated the shares of LHCG in report on Friday, June 17 with “Overweight” rating. The stock of LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, February 5. The rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Outperform” on Friday, March 10. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Friday, August 7 with “Outperform”. Benchmark initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, January 27 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.39 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.01, from 1.38 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 15 investors sold LHC Group, Inc. shares while 46 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 56 raised stakes. 14.56 million shares or 0.46% less from 14.63 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. D E Shaw Co reported 128,626 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Comerica Bancshares reported 0.01% in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG). The Hawaii-based C M Bidwell And Associates Ltd has invested 0.06% in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG). Blackrock Japan Co Limited holds 456 shares. Moreover, Aqr Cap Mngmt Limited Co has 0% invested in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG). Panagora Asset Incorporated holds 0.03% in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) or 166,061 shares. 6,840 are held by Price T Rowe Incorporated Md. Gotham Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.01% of its portfolio in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) for 12,915 shares. Perceptive Advsr Ltd Liability Corp reported 4,745 shares. Prelude Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.03% in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG). Principal Financial Group, a Iowa-based fund reported 109,724 shares. Rothschild Asset Mgmt Incorporated has invested 0.29% in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG). Jpmorgan Chase And Co owns 51,539 shares. Fifth Third Financial Bank reported 0% of its portfolio in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG). Coliseum Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Corp reported 16.14% in LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG).

Since March 13, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 12 insider sales for $40.29 million activity. $665,369 worth of LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) was sold by Coliseum Capital Management – LLC. Stelly Donald Dwayne also sold $681,520 worth of LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) on Monday, March 13. Another trade for 6,984 shares valued at $359,978 was sold by Proffitt Joshua L..

LHC Group, Inc. is a holding company. The company has market cap of $1.22 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 30.57 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through four divisions: home health services, hospice services, community services and facility services.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.97 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.04, from 0.93 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 36 investors sold Rowan Companies PLC shares while 78 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 74 raised stakes. 139.24 million shares or 3.36% more from 134.72 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Schwab Charles Management holds 0.03% or 1.29M shares in its portfolio. Wright Investors Serv reported 0.19% in Rowan Companies PLC (NYSE:RDC). Buckingham Cap Management Inc accumulated 219,230 shares. 100,228 were accumulated by Comerica National Bank & Trust. Envestnet Asset Mgmt Incorporated owns 959 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. One Trading L P reported 0% stake. Moreover, Sg Americas Secs Ltd Company has 0% invested in Rowan Companies PLC (NYSE:RDC). 4.19 million are owned by State Street. Bbt Management Ltd holds 234,204 shares. First Citizens Natl Bank Trust Company holds 12,070 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Creative Planning reported 204 shares. Blackrock Incorporated holds 0.01% in Rowan Companies PLC (NYSE:RDC) or 235,848 shares. Alliancebernstein Lp reported 82,321 shares stake. Citadel Limited Com holds 0% or 59,024 shares in its portfolio. Canada Pension Plan Board invested in 556,062 shares or 0.04% of the stock.

Since June 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $62,800 activity. 5,000 shares were sold by SANDVOLD TORE I, worth $62,800.

Analysts await Rowan Companies PLC (NYSE:RDC) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $-0.39 EPS, down 152.00% or $1.14 from last year’s $0.75 per share. After $0.07 actual EPS reported by Rowan Companies PLC for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -657.14% negative EPS growth.

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