Health Management Associates (HMA +4%) move up amid chatter that fellow hospital operator...

|About: Health Management Associate... (HMA)|By:, SA News Editor

Health Management Associates (HMA +4%) move up amid chatter that fellow hospital operator Community Health (CYH +4.5%) might be looking to buy the company. Susquehanna says CYH's continued interest in acquiring assets with scale "implies it would be interested in acquiring HMA in a friendly, non- hostile process" though any deal is unlikely to be happen in the very near term.