Laboratory Corp (LH)

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132.40 -0.34  -0.26% NYSE Jan 20, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

Laboratory Corp PS Ratio (TTM):

1.446 for Jan. 20, 2017
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Jan. 20, 2017 1.446
Jan. 19, 2017 1.45
Jan. 18, 2017 1.468
Jan. 17, 2017 1.464
Jan. 13, 2017 1.467
Jan. 12, 2017 1.471
Jan. 11, 2017 1.474
Jan. 10, 2017 1.443
Jan. 9, 2017 1.428
Jan. 6, 2017 1.413
Jan. 5, 2017 1.410
Jan. 4, 2017 1.421
Jan. 3, 2017 1.410
Dec. 30, 2016 1.402
Dec. 29, 2016 1.400
Dec. 28, 2016 1.393
Dec. 27, 2016 1.406
Dec. 23, 2016 1.401
Dec. 22, 2016 1.385
Dec. 21, 2016 1.403
Dec. 20, 2016 1.402
Dec. 19, 2016 1.396
Dec. 16, 2016 1.396
Dec. 15, 2016 1.391
Dec. 14, 2016 1.391
   
Dec. 13, 2016 1.416
Dec. 12, 2016 1.411
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

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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 1.542

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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