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The LHC Group office building is pictured Tuesday, August 28, 2018, in Lafayette, La.

LHC Group, a Lafayette-based home health and hospice services provider, posted second-quarter net income of $29.9 million, or 81 cents per share, compared to $20.7 million, or 55 cents a share, in the second quarter of 2018.

Net service revenue rose 3.2% from $502.0 million to $517.8 million.

LHC has been on an acquisition tear this year. The company has acquired or agreed to acquire 24 home health, hospice, home- and community-based service locations in seven states and the District of Columbia. The deals represent about $81 million in annualized revenue.

Shares of LHC closed at $123.40 Wednesday, up $1.67 or nearly 1.4%.

Email Timothy Boone at tboone@theadvocate.com.