The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1Oqy6IQ) stock analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research had forecast earnings of 42 cents per share.
LHC also raised its full-year guidance by 5 cents per share to a range of $1.75 to $1.85. The company also raised its revenue projections by $20 million to a range of $805 million to $815 million.
The company also announced it will acquire Kentucky-based Nurses Registry and Home Health Corp. for $5.7 million. Nurses Registry's annual revenue is estimated at $6.5 million.