LHC Group posts earnings gain

Lafayette-based home nursing firm LHC Group reported second-quarter earnings of $6.1 million, or 35 cents per share, compared with $5.8 million, or 34 cents per share, a year ago.

The company also raised its full-year 2014 per-share guidance to a range of $1.25 to $1.35. LHC had forecast earnings of $1.15 to $1.35 per share.

The company also raised its 2014 revenue forecast to a range of $720 million to $730 million. LHC’s earlier guidance estimated revenue in the range of $700 million to $720 million.