Shares of Lincare Holdings (LNCR) are experiencing unusual volume today. In midday trading, the volume on the stock is 1,143,000, which is a 31.54% difference from its 65-day average daily volume of 849,388.
The spike in volume can be attributed to Citigroup (NYSE:C), as it set a price target of $41 and maintained a buy rating on the home healthcare provider. In a letter to clients, Citi said, “We rate LNCR Buy/Medium Risk (1M) due to a recurring history of government reimbursement reductions. That said, we believe LNCR may be unmolested by government cuts for at least 2011-2012, perhaps longer. We believe the stock can garner a mid-teens multiple for its 20-30% organic EPS growth. We continue to believe that LNCR is a near and long-term winner from the consolidation of the industry that is underway, and we still believe the shares are under-valued."
Shares of Lincare have gained 3.24% to $30.88 during trading on Wednesday.
Lincare is a component of the iShares Dow Jones US Healthcare Providers Index Fund (IHF). The Fund is down about a quarter of a percent ON Wednesday, trading just below its 52-week high of $63.03. Some of the ETF’s top holdings include UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX), and WellPoint (WLP).
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