For 2010 fourth quarter, analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the company to report earnings of 25 cents per share, in comparison to earnings of 19 cents reported for the year-ago period. For the full-year, analysts estimate the company to report earnings per share of $1.21 for 2010, $1.38 for 2011, and $1.49 for 2012, a substantial improvement from earnings of $1.00 per share reported for 2009.
The stock will likely provide an upside of 22% over the next 12 months with a consensus target price of $24.3, according to analysts polled by Bloomberg. In comparison, Hanger Orthopedic Group (HGR) and RehabCare Group (RHB) are expected to return around 20% and 17%, respectively.
All the six analysts covering the stock recommend buying.