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Lowest Projected Earnings Growth in the Health Care Services Industry Detected in Shares of Amedisys (AMED, BEAT, DGX, LHCG, MD)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Health Care Services industry with the lowest projected earnings growth. The growth of earnings per share (current fiscal year estimated vs. last year actual) is important to gauge future profitability and relative value. Higher EPS growth generally justifies higher earnings multiples.

Amedisys ranks lowest with a projected earnings growth of 0.9%. CardioNet is next with a projected earnings growth of 3.3%. Quest Diagnostics ranks third lowest with a projected earnings growth of 5.9%.

LHC Group follows with a projected earnings growth of 6.6%, and Mednax rounds out the bottom five with a projected earnings growth of 6.6%.

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Ticker(s): AMED BEAT DGX LHCG MD