LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (LPNT) - NASDAQ
  • Thu, May 12, 4:20 PM
    • Hospital stocks took it on the chin today as bearish investors anticipate the potential softening of revenues after a federal judge ruled that the Obama administration is unconstitutionally spending money to reimburse health insurers for the extra cost of providing coverage to low-income Americans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without obtaining an appropriation from Congress.
    • House Republicans sued Obama accusing the President of violating the law by delaying the enforcement of several provisions of the ACA. Lawyers later focused on the reimbursements, which could be as high as $175B over a decade according to Republicans. Predictably, administration attorneys say the suit should be dismissed because the House has no legal right to sue considering the reimbursements were authorized by law.
    • Judge Rosemary Collyer, appointed by George W. Bush in 2002, issued an order stopping further reimbursements, but its implementation will be delayed until the appeal process runs its course.
    • Related tickers: (CYH -10.8%)(HUM -2.5%)(HCA -3.2%)(HLS -1.5%)(KND -8.1%)(LPNT -3.3%)(THC -9.8%)(SSY -1.5%)
    | Thu, May 12, 4:20 PM | 6 Comments
  • Jun. 26, 2015, 5:37 PM
    | Jun. 26, 2015, 5:37 PM | 16 Comments
  • Mar. 4, 2015, 12:11 PM
    • Hospitals rally on comments from Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, often a swing vote in important cases. He says there is a powerful point to the Obama administration's argument that the Affordable Care Act would fall apart if the subsidies were ruled invalid.
    • The Court is currently hearing arguments in the case King v. Burwell, which challenges federal subsidies in states that did not create their own health insurance exchanges. Its final decision will not be announced until June, though.
    • Hospitals and health insurers have the most at stake. They have benefited greatly since the law was signed in 2010. To date, 11.4M Americans have signed up for coverage in 2015, giving both groups more paying customers and potentially cutting the number of non-paying emergency room visits. If the subsidies were ruled invalid then many people would drop coverage due to the higher cost.
    • Related tickers: (HCA +6.2%)(THC +5.4%)(UHS +2.6%)(CYH +5.4%)(LPNT +3.3%)(SEM -0.9%)(SSY)(HUM +0.1%)(CI -0.4%)(CNC)(MOH +0.3%)(ANTM +0.5%)(UNH +0.3%)(MGLN +0.3%)(WCG +0.3%)
    | Mar. 4, 2015, 12:11 PM | 17 Comments
  • Jul. 25, 2014, 3:27 PM
    • Money is flowing into hospital management firms today on bullish views about the impact of The Affordable Care Act. LifePoint Hospitals (LPNT +7.2%) leads the charge after it increased its earnings guidance earlier today.
    • (UHS +6.6%) (HCA +2.3%) (SEM +0.4%) (THC +8.8%) (SSY -4.2%) (CYH +3.8%) (CHDX) (SCAI +1%) (ADPT -1.1%)
    | Jul. 25, 2014, 3:27 PM
  • Jul. 16, 2014, 2:58 PM
    • HCA Holdings is now ahead 10.6% after reporting strong preliminary Q2 results and lifting full-year 2014 guidance, and the news is lifting the entire sector.
    • Community Health (CYH +8.3%), Tenet Healthcare (THC +7.6%), Universal Health (UHS +5%), Lifepoint Hospitals (LPNT +5.9%)
    | Jul. 16, 2014, 2:58 PM
  • Jul. 9, 2013, 3:45 PM
    More on the takeover rumors that have shares of Health Management Associates (HMA +8.1%) moving sharply to the upside in afternoon trading: Community Health Systems (CYH +3.9%) is the most likely buyer, sources tell Reuters, although HCA Holdings (HCA +1%) and LifePoint Hospitals (LPNT +3.3%) are also mentioned as interested parties.
    | Jul. 9, 2013, 3:45 PM
  • Apr. 29, 2013, 2:37 PM
    Another hospital stock on the move today after an upgrade: LifePoint Hospitals (LPNT +4.6%). The shares are up strongly after UBS takes the stock to Buy from Neutral. (See also: Upgrades, reimbursement hike fuel hospital stocks & LPNT rises on mixed Q1 report)
    | Apr. 29, 2013, 2:37 PM
  • Apr. 26, 2013, 3:06 PM

    Lifepoint Hospitals (LPNT +2.2%) moves up today in spite of posting a mixed first-quarter earnings report. Net revenue jumped 9.4%, largely due to acquisitions as the rural hospital operator's admissions and surgeries continued to drop. On a same-hospital basis, admissions were down 5.9%. Inpatient surgeries declined 10% while outpatient surgeries fell 6.9%. Revenue per patient increased 2.6%. Provisions for doubtful accounts rose 15% to $169.1M.

    | Apr. 26, 2013, 3:06 PM
  • Feb. 15, 2013, 12:28 PM
    Lifepoint Hospitals (LPNT +1.8%) moves up on a Q4 earnings beat this morning. Net earnings fell 3.7% Y/Y however, as the rural hospital operator continued to see fewer admissions and surgeries, albeit slightly more revenue per patient. Guidance was also mixed, with the company forecasting FY13 earnings of $2.73 to $3.11 a share on net revenue of $3.65B to $3.75B. Street estimates are for $3.24 per share on $3.6B.
    | Feb. 15, 2013, 12:28 PM
  • Dec. 18, 2012, 2:06 PM

    JPMorgan initiates coverage of a few hospitals with an "overall constructive outlook." The firm says that despite volatility amid the fiscal-cliff debate and the potential for delays in coverage expansion under the Affordable Care Act, multiyear benefits from that coverage expansion outweigh the uncertainty. The firm also sees "meaningful economic improvement" for the sector coming in 2014-2016. It calls LifePoint (LPNT +4.4%), Universal Health (UHS +3.4%) and HCA (HCA +1.7%) its favorite picks, while aso starting Tenet (THC +4%) and Community Health (CYH +3.5%) at Overweight.

    | Dec. 18, 2012, 2:06 PM
  • Jun. 28, 2012, 10:43 AM

    Hospital operators are soaring following the Supreme Court opinion validating most of the Healthcare Act, although they're down from intial highs. HCA +6.5%, CYH +7.9%, UHS +2.85%, THC +6.9%, LPNT +4.4%.

    | Jun. 28, 2012, 10:43 AM | 2 Comments
  • Feb. 21, 2012, 3:15 PM
    LifePoint Hospitals (LPNT -3.8%) trades down after being cut to Neutral on valuation at Baird earlier today, citing challenges to H1 growth and concerns over FY12 guidance.
    | Feb. 21, 2012, 3:15 PM
  • Jan. 4, 2012, 5:22 PM
    Shares of hospital firms extended their decline over concerns that government spending may dry up. A Citigroup note yesterday pinpointed eight firms heavily reliant on Medicare funding that could be especially vulnerable, and each has dropped sharply over two days: HCA -5.6%, HMA -3.4%, LPNT -4.1%, SUNH -3.9%, UHS -4.8%, THC -8.8%, LNCR -4.4%, AHS -8.4%.
    | Jan. 4, 2012, 5:22 PM
  • Jan. 3, 2012, 12:34 PM

    Citigroup sends hospital stocks lower with an in-depth report in which it downgrades eight firms in the sector and provides a gloomy forecast for government health-care spending. THC -2.73%, SUNH -1.03%, LNCR -2.94%, AHS -5.6%, HCA -1.7%, HMA -1.9%, LPNT -1.88%, and UHS -2.75%.

    | Jan. 3, 2012, 12:34 PM
  • Jul. 29, 2011, 11:35 AM

    Hospital operator LifePoint (LPNT) is up 6.7% after reporting Q2 revenue and EPS of $877.6M (+11% Y/Y) and $0.77, slightly beating a consensus of $877.4M and $0.75. The company is lifting its 2011 EPS guidance to $2.95-$3.15, from a prior range of $2.80-$3.10. (PR)

    | Jul. 29, 2011, 11:35 AM
Company Description
LifePoint Health, Inc. operates general acute care hospitals in non-urban communities in U.S. The company provides medical and surgical services commonly available in hospitals in non-urban markets, including general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, emergency room care, radiology,... More
Sector: Healthcare
Industry: Hospitals
Country: United States