Researchers at JP Morgan Cazenove Reiterate their Overweight rating for Vodafone Group PLC (LON:VOD). The PT is GBX 300.00; National Investment Services Trimmed Laboratory Of Amer Holdin (LH) Holding By $324,632

December 15, 2017 - By Louis Casey

In an analyst report issued to clients and investors on Friday morning, Vodafone Group PLC (LON:VOD) stock Overweight was reconfirmed by Analysts at JP Morgan Cazenove. They currently have a GBX 300.00 price target on the stock. JP Morgan Cazenove’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 30.59% from the company’s stock close price.

National Investment Services Inc decreased Laboratory Corp Of Amer Holdin (LH) stake by 7.66% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. National Investment Services Inc sold 2,108 shares as Laboratory Corp Of Amer Holdin (LH)’s stock declined 0.17%. The National Investment Services Inc holds 25,428 shares with $3.92 million value, down from 27,536 last quarter. Laboratory Corp Of Amer Holdin now has $15.87 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.27% or $0.42 during the last trading session, reaching $155.84. About 505,464 shares traded. Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) has risen 10.51% since December 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.19% the S&P500.

The stock increased 0.30% or GBX 0.7 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 230.4. About 13.12M shares traded. Vodafone Group Plc (LON:VOD) has 0.00% since December 15, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Vodafone Group Plc operates as a telecommunications firm worldwide. The company has market cap of 61.46 billion GBP. The firm offers voice, messaging, and data services across mobile and fixed networks; broadband and TV services; cloud and hosting for storing data and applications in the cloud, as well as Internet protocol-virtual private network services; roaming services; and converged communication services to small businesses and large multinational companies. It currently has negative earnings. It also provides M-Pesa, a mobile money service; GigaKombi; GigaTV, an advanced digital TV service; and Vodafone One, an integrated fixed, mobile, and TV service.

Among 28 analysts covering Vodafone Group PLC (LON:VOD), 18 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Vodafone Group PLC has GBX 310 highest and GBX 130 lowest target. GBX 245.77’s average target is 6.67% above currents GBX 230.4 stock price. Vodafone Group PLC had 320 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS maintained Vodafone Group Plc (LON:VOD) rating on Wednesday, February 17. UBS has “Buy” rating and GBX 280 target. J.P. Morgan maintained Vodafone Group Plc (LON:VOD) rating on Friday, January 15. J.P. Morgan has “Overweight” rating and GBX 275 target. The company was maintained on Monday, March 20 by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, January 27 by Deutsche Bank. On Thursday, August 24 the stock rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Overweight”. Akros maintained the shares of VOD in report on Thursday, February 18 with “Accumulate” rating. On Tuesday, September 12 the stock rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Overweight”. Deutsche Bank maintained Vodafone Group Plc (LON:VOD) on Wednesday, February 22 with “Buy” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained Vodafone Group Plc (LON:VOD) on Wednesday, July 20 with “Buy” rating. As per Wednesday, April 12, the company rating was maintained by HSBC.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 selling transactions for $14.75 million activity. Williams R Sanders had sold 3,100 shares worth $486,338 on Friday, August 11. 971 Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) shares with value of $149,068 were sold by Gilliland Dwight Gary. Dodson Edward T sold $459,739 worth of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) on Tuesday, August 1. KING DAVID P also sold $7.01 million worth of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) shares. On Tuesday, August 1 EISENBERG GLENN A sold $951,672 worth of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) or 5,968 shares. On Friday, August 25 EBERTS F SAMUEL III sold $4.89M worth of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) or 31,500 shares. Uthgenannt Lisa J sold $800,000 worth of stock.

Among 18 analysts covering Laboratory Corp (NYSE:LH), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Laboratory Corp has $19000 highest and $117 lowest target. $162.39’s average target is 4.20% above currents $155.84 stock price. Laboratory Corp had 46 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, October 26. The stock of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) earned “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Monday, September 4. The company was downgraded on Monday, August 17 by Zacks. As per Tuesday, June 27, the company rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by Craig Hallum on Thursday, October 26. Credit Suisse maintained Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) rating on Thursday, May 25. Credit Suisse has “Buy” rating and $14600 target. Craig Hallum maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, July 27 report. Robert W. Baird maintained Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) on Sunday, October 15 with “Hold” rating. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $150 target in Tuesday, August 16 report. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Thursday, October 26 with “Overweight”.

Analysts await Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) to report earnings on February, 15. They expect $2.41 EPS, up 12.09% or $0.26 from last year’s $2.15 per share. LH’s profit will be $245.35M for 16.17 P/E if the $2.41 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.46 actual EPS reported by Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.03% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.16, from 1.06 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 44 investors sold LH shares while 207 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 199 raised stakes. 93.49 million shares or 2.05% more from 91.61 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Bnp Paribas Asset Mngmt Holdings Sa has 188,430 shares. Capital City Tru Commerce Fl reported 0.9% stake. Valicenti Advisory Serv holds 0.52% or 6,270 shares. Stearns Services Gru stated it has 0.05% in Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH). Alyeska Gru LP invested 0.02% in Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH). Moreover, Utah Retirement has 0.07% invested in Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) for 18,698 shares. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 20,472 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Breithorn Cap Mgmt has invested 3.65% in Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH). 423,427 were reported by Apg Asset Management Nv. Thomas White Int Ltd reported 5,120 shares. 36,820 were accumulated by Snow Capital Management L P. Cullen Frost Bankers owns 20,828 shares. Pggm Invs reported 78,763 shares. Metropolitan Life Ins Com New York stated it has 0.05% in Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH). Endurance Wealth Mngmt Inc reported 1,510 shares.

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