Laboratory Corp (LH)

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147.98 -1.75  -1.17% NYSE Oct 18, 16:17 Delayed 2m USD

Laboratory Corp PS Ratio (TTM):

1.571 for Oct. 18, 2017
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Oct. 18, 2017 1.571
Oct. 17, 2017 1.589
Oct. 16, 2017 1.589
Oct. 13, 2017 1.588
Oct. 12, 2017 1.595
Oct. 11, 2017 1.585
Oct. 10, 2017 1.587
Oct. 9, 2017 1.584
Oct. 6, 2017 1.610
Oct. 5, 2017 1.61
Oct. 4, 2017 1.615
Oct. 3, 2017 1.602
Oct. 2, 2017 1.607
Sept. 29, 2017 1.602
Sept. 28, 2017 1.590
Sept. 27, 2017 1.587
Sept. 26, 2017 1.601
Sept. 25, 2017 1.596
Sept. 22, 2017 1.646
Sept. 21, 2017 1.634
Sept. 20, 2017 1.636
Sept. 19, 2017 1.622
Sept. 18, 2017 1.632
Sept. 15, 2017 1.630
Sept. 14, 2017 1.636
Sept. 13, 2017 1.648
   
Sept. 12, 2017 1.684
Sept. 11, 2017 1.69
Sept. 8, 2017 1.672
Sept. 7, 2017 1.678
Sept. 6, 2017 1.682
Sept. 5, 2017 1.666
Sept. 1, 2017 1.673
Aug. 31, 2017 1.665
Aug. 30, 2017 1.633
Aug. 29, 2017 1.623
Aug. 28, 2017 1.626
Aug. 25, 2017 1.643
Aug. 24, 2017 1.639
Aug. 23, 2017 1.631
Aug. 22, 2017 1.650
Aug. 21, 2017 1.632
Aug. 18, 2017 1.634
Aug. 17, 2017 1.641
Aug. 16, 2017 1.661
Aug. 15, 2017 1.664
Aug. 14, 2017 1.661
Aug. 11, 2017 1.658
Aug. 10, 2017 1.660
Aug. 9, 2017 1.674
Aug. 8, 2017 1.671

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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 1.536

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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