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Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) Seasonal Chart

Seasonal Chart Analysis

Analysis of the Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) seasonal charts above shows that a Buy Date of January 6 and a Sell Date of May 24 has resulted in a geometric average return of 6.36% above the benchmark rate of the S&P 500 Total Return Index over the past 20 years. This seasonal timeframe has shown positive results compared to the benchmark in 18 of those periods. This is an excellent rate of success and the return strongly outperforms the relative buy-and-hold performance of the stock over the past 20 years by an average of 4.48% per year.

The seasonal timeframe correlates Poorly with the period of seasonal strength for the Healthcare sector, which runs from April 25 to December 4. The seasonal chart for the broad sector is available via the following link: Healthcare Sector Seasonal Chart.

Laboratory Corporation of America is one of the nation’s two largest independent clinical laboratories, with roughly 20% of the independent lab market. The company operates approximately 2,000 patient-service centers, offering a broad range of 5,000 clinical lab tests, ranging from routine blood and urine screens to complex oncology and genomic testing. With the addition of Covance, LabCorp also has a sizable footprint in the global contract research organization market.

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