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Brokerages Set Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LH) PT at $165.10

262,582 shares of the company's stock were exchanged.

Want to see what other hedge funds are holding LH? The stock declined 0.65% or $1 reaching $152.75 on the news.

In the market the company is trading up by 0.10%% since yesterday's close of 153.6. Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) has risen 10.51% since September 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.19% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.05, from 1.01 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 44 investors sold LH shares while 207 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 199 raised stakes.

Atlanta Capital Management Co Llc decreased Comcast Corp New (NASDAQ:CMCSA) stake by 250,767 shares to 771,399 valued at $53.27M in 2016Q4.

Franklin Resources Inc. reduced its position in shares of Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) by 0.6% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. Shell Asset Communications reported 12,822 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Holderness holds 0.41% or 3,575 shares. Acrospire Investment Management LLC grew its holdings in Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings by 16.5% during the second quarter. Mizuho maintained Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) rating on Wednesday, July 29. Hartford Investment Management holds 25,029 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Insiders own 0.90% of the company's stock. Calvert Inv Management has 6,607 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio.

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, launched on March 8, 1994, is a life sciences company that is integrated in guiding patient care, providing clinical laboratory and end-to-end drug development services. Atlanta Capital Management Co Llc acquired 8,250 shares as Laboratory Corp Amer Hldgs (LH)'s stock declined 0.17%.

Among 17 analysts covering Laboratory Corp (NYSE:LH), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. The original version of this news story can be viewed at https://www.dispatchtribunal.com/2017/09/21/robeco-institutional-asset-management-b-v-lowers-position-in-laboratory-corporation-of-america-holdings-lh.html. Millennium Mngmt Ltd stated it has 400,657 shares.

Stock market analysts and brokers have recently amended their target prices on shares of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH).

Since May 9, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $646,311 activity. Another trade for 992 shares valued at $141,052 was made by BELINGARD JEAN-LUC on Tuesday, May 9. Analysts forecast that Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings will post $9.54 earnings per share for the current year. Therefore 47% are positive. Laboratory Corp had 35 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, September 15, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho.

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The stock has "Sector Weight" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, June 27. On Wednesday, August 3 the stock rating was maintained by Peel Hunt with "Buy". The stock was sold at an average price of $160.00, for a total value of $800,000.00.

07/17/2017 - Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings had its "overweight" rating reiterated by analysts at Barclays. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, February 6. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, December 8 to "Neutral". The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Tuesday, June 27 with "Buy".

Vgi Partners Pty Ltd holds 16.3% of its portfolio in Mastercard Inc for 626,393 shares.

Principal Financial Group Inc, which manages about $78.84B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Urstadt Biddle Pptys Inc (NYSE:UBA) by 21,703 shares to 232,010 shares, valued at $5.59M in 2016Q4, according to the filing. Credit Agricole S A invested in 0.05% or 115,526 shares. Beach Investment Counsel Inc Pa invested in 1.47% or 224,985 shares. Macdonald expects that the medical analysis business will earn $2.46 for a share for the period. 534,895 are owned by Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Limited Com. Birch Hill Inv Advisors Ltd Liability Co holds 0.76% or 65,054 shares in its portfolio. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale accumulated 0.08% or 60,023 shares. Stratos Wealth Ltd accumulated 38,017 shares. Tiaa Cref Investment Management Lc stated it has 0.43% in Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW). Aqr Mngmt Ltd Company holds 256,535 shares. Exponent Inc (NASDAQ:EXPO) was reduced too. Federated Invsts Inc Pa has 500,786 shares.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. Therefore 63% are positive. The company was initiated on Wednesday, April 26 by Erste Group. RBC Capital Markets has "Sector Perform" rating and $130 target. Credit Suisse has "Hold" rating and $14600 target. Laboratory Corp Of America Hol now has $15.82B valuation. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, August 10 with "Overweight". In analysts report sent to investors on Thursday, 21 September, Pan African Resources PLC (LON:PAF) stock had its Buy Rating restate by equity analysts at Numis. As per Monday, February 6, the company rating was maintained by Numis Securities. The company has market cap of $. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Thursday, July 13 report.

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