Canaccord Genuity Maintains a 'Buy' on Laboratory Corporation (LH); Q2 Preview: Successful Commercial Lab Business

July 12, 2012 1:32 PM EDT
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Canaccord Genuity maintains a 'Buy' on Laboratory Corporation of America (NYSE: LH) price target of $100.00.

Analyst, Jeffrey Frelick, said, "We expect LH to report Q2 sales of $1,470M (+4%), above consensus of $1,441M, and Adj. EPS of $1.78 (+9%), in line with consensus of $1.77."

"We have a BUY rating on LH as LabCorp succeeds on what we believe are the keys to a successful commercial lab business: price, volume, and efficiencies. As the low-cost lab provider, we think that LH does not have to concede on price to win business. We also think that LH has a leading management team in the industry. In our view, LH has done a better job of making strategic acquisitions than its large competitor, Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX)."

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Shares of Laboratory Corporation of America closed at $93.14 yesterday.

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