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Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LH) Holdings Raised by PGGM Investments

The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 9 by Wells Fargo. Barclays Capital maintained it with "Overweight" rating and $190 target in Thursday, October 26 report. The stock of US Foods Holding Corp (NYSE:USFD) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, December 9 by Goldman Sachs. Sentry Investment Management LLC raised its stake in Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings by 1.0% in the 2nd quarter. Bp Public Ltd Company holds 0.07% in Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) or 12,400 shares. The Eagle Asset Management Inc holds 299,224 shares with $46.12M value, up from 162,645 last quarter. Birch Hill Investment Advisors Llc who had been investing in Laboratory Corp Amer Hldgs for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $15.53 billion market cap company. The institutional investor owned 118,490 shares of the medical research company's stock after selling 53,208 shares during the quarter.

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. It has underperformed by 6.19% the S&P500. Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings makes up approximately 1.9% of Stack Financial Management Inc's portfolio, making the stock its 21st biggest position. It also reduced Symantec Corp (NASDAQ:SYMC) stake by 48,111 shares and now owns 54,588 shares.

Since May 9, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $505,259 activity. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 3,501 shares of the company's stock, valued at $537,473.52. $141,052 worth of Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) was sold by BELINGARD JEAN-LUC. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $170.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Laboratory Corp had 43 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Bank of America given on Thursday, August 18. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of LH in report on Monday, September 11 with "Buy" rating. The stock has "Buy" rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, May 25. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold" on Friday, June 9. Investors may also use shareholder yield to gauge a baseline rate of return.

Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 26th. The rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird to "Neutral" on Monday, February 6. For investors, a positive change in price indicates an upward buying pressure or positive momentum while a negative change in price designates a downward momentum for that stock.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in 2017 Q2. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 1.29342, the 3 month is 1.11483, and the 1 month is now 0.95043. The correct version of this piece can be read at https://stocknewstimes.com/2017/11/08/stack-financial-management-inc-sells-53208-shares-of-laboratory-corporation-of-america-holdings-lh.html.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Princeton Port Strategies Group Ltd Liability Company holds 2,580 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. British Columbia Investment Management Corporation holds 0.13% or 107,603 shares. Boston & Mngmt Inc has 1.94% invested in Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH). Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 34,655 shares of the medical research company's stock valued at $5,342,000 after acquiring an additional 7,042 shares during the period. Asset Management Lc reported 300,673 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Sys has 193,642 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Bbva Compass Savings Bank Inc reported 11,755 shares. Hall Laurie J Trustee reported 0% stake. Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. raised its stake in Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings by 2.3% in the 2nd quarter. It also reduced its holding in Newell Brands Inc (NYSE:NWL) by 20,028 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 284,094 shares, and cut its stake in Applied Matls Inc (NASDAQ:AMAT). In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 212,971 shares of company stock worth $33,378,333.

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings is a life sciences company that is integrated in guiding patient care, providing clinical laboratory and end-to-end drug development services. 160,759 were accumulated by Invesco Limited. "Buys Bunge, Exxon Mobil Corp, Laboratory Corp of America ..." on October 17, 2017, also Bizjournals.com with their article: "LabCorp collaborates with MA firm to use wearable data sensors in ..." published on November 02, 2017, Bizjournals.com published: "LabCorp partners with Northeast provider on lab testing" on November 01, 2017.

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