Hospital shares are weak in early trading, after HCA's (HCA -14%) disappointing Q2 results serve...

|About: HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA)|By:, SA News Editor

Hospital shares are weak in early trading, after HCA's (HCA -14%) disappointing Q2 results serve as a "harbinger of bad things to come" for the sector this quarter, a Jefferies note says. Hospitals continue to struggle, as Americans who lost their jobs and health insurance avoid all but the most urgent medical care. Also: CYH -4.3%, THC -4%, HMA -3.4%.