LHC Group Stock Gaps Up On Today's Open (LHCG)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of LHC Group (Nasdaq: LHCG) were gapping up Thursday morning with an open price 14.2% higher than Wednesday's closing price. The stock closed at $17.02 Wednesday and opened today's trading at $19.43.

The average volume for LHC Group has been 162,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. LHC Group has a market cap of $269.5 million and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 32.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

LHC Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides post-acute healthcare services primarily to Medicare beneficiaries in rural markets in the United States.

TheStreet Ratings rates LHC Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full LHC Group Ratings Report.

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