Laboratory Corp (LH)

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127.79 +0.73  +0.57% NYSE Dec 9, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

Laboratory Corp PS Ratio (TTM):

1.396 for Dec. 9, 2016
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Dec. 9, 2016 1.396
Dec. 8, 2016 1.388
Dec. 7, 2016 1.380
Dec. 6, 2016 1.367
Dec. 5, 2016 1.368
Dec. 2, 2016 1.360
Dec. 1, 2016 1.351
Nov. 30, 2016 1.375
Nov. 29, 2016 1.395
Nov. 28, 2016 1.373
Nov. 25, 2016 1.393
Nov. 23, 2016 1.376
Nov. 22, 2016 1.362
Nov. 21, 2016 1.378
Nov. 18, 2016 1.376
Nov. 17, 2016 1.389
Nov. 16, 2016 1.387
Nov. 15, 2016 1.398
Nov. 14, 2016 1.393
Nov. 11, 2016 1.364
Nov. 10, 2016 1.379
Nov. 9, 2016 1.330
Nov. 8, 2016 1.377
Nov. 7, 2016 1.367
Nov. 4, 2016 1.332
   
Nov. 3, 2016 1.329
Nov. 2, 2016 1.355
Nov. 1, 2016 1.353
Oct. 31, 2016 1.369
Oct. 28, 2016 1.354
Oct. 27, 2016 1.354
Oct. 26, 2016 1.381
Oct. 25, 2016 1.512
Oct. 24, 2016 1.526
Oct. 21, 2016 1.516
Oct. 20, 2016 1.527
Oct. 19, 2016 1.508
Oct. 18, 2016 1.511
Oct. 17, 2016 1.485
Oct. 14, 2016 1.483
Oct. 13, 2016 1.490
Oct. 12, 2016 1.491
Oct. 11, 2016 1.491
Oct. 10, 2016 1.520
Oct. 7, 2016 1.517
Oct. 6, 2016 1.502
Oct. 5, 2016 1.492
Oct. 4, 2016 1.486
Oct. 3, 2016 1.489
Sept. 30, 2016 1.502

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About Price to Sales Ratio

The price to sales ratio (PS ratio) is calculated by dividing stock price by the revenue per share. It is most useful for comparing companies within a sector or industry because "normal" values for this ratio vary from industry to industry. In general, low price to sales ratios are more appealing because they suggest that a company is undervalued.

An example illustrating why PS ratios should not be compared across industries: On June 21, 2010, Starbucks had a PS ratio of 1.12 while Yahoo! had a PS ratio of 2.56. In other words, Yahoo! shareholders were paying $2.56 for $1 of sales while Starbucks shareholders would only pay $1.12 for $1 of sales. However, at that same moment, the two companies' price to earnings ratios were virtually identical (Starbucks: 28.09 and Yahoo!: 27.78). Hence, shareholders were paying nearly the same amount for $1.00 in earnings. The PS ratios, though, are less comparable since Yahoo!'s profit margins are much higher than that of Starbucks.

For more information on evaluating valuation multiples similar to this, please see our original white paper research : Making Sense Of Valuation Multiples.
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LH PS Ratio (TTM) Benchmarks

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LH PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.170 Feb 08 2016
Maximum 1.842 Mar 23 2015
Average 1.546

LH PS Ratio (TTM) Excel Add-In Codes

  • Metric Code: ps_ratio
  • Latest data point: =YCP("LH", "ps_ratio")
  • Last 5 data points: =YCS("LH", "ps_ratio", -4)

To find the codes for any of our financial metrics, see our Complete Reference of Metric Codes.

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