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LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (LPNT)

  • 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.
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  • Jun. 27, 2013, 12:31 PM
    Hospital companies are experiencing systemic shifts in care delivery, according to a new Fitch Ratings report. Persistently weak trends in organic volume growth were evident across the spectrum in the for-profit hospital sector in Q1, with same-hospital admissions dropping 3.8% on average. Healthcare utilization patterns are likely being influenced by the growth of insurance products with higher patient responsibility for medical costs, and a shift away from strictly volume-based pricing schemes and toward value-based care.
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  • Jun. 6, 2013, 8:22 AM
    Credit Suisse puts out a positive note on non-urban hospitals, saying they are "uniquely positioned" for the U.S.'s healthcare reform. The sector has "the potential to reinvigorate growth elements of the rural market strategy that has historically translated to premium valuation relative to urban peers." CS upgrades LifePoint Hospitals (LPNT) to Outperform from Neutral and raises it target price to $60 from $48 vs yesterday's close of $48.64. The bank also ups its price target for Community Health Systems (CYH) to $61 from $55 vs a close of 47.09, and for Health Management Associates (HMA) to $16 from $12 vs $13.60.
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  • 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)
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  • 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.
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  • Apr. 26, 2013, 7:16 AM
    Lifepoint Hospitals (LPNT): Q1 EPS of $0.69 misses by $0.10. Revenue of $931.1M (+9.4% Y/Y) beats by $7.1M. (PR)
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  • 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.
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  • Feb. 15, 2013, 7:13 AM
    Lifepoint Hospitals (LPNT): Q4 EPS of $0.76 beats by $0.10. Revenue of $893.3M (+14.3% Y/Y) beats by $29.81M. (PR)
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  • 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.
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  • Oct. 26, 2012, 8:54 AM
    LifePoint Hospitals (LPNT): Q3 EPS of $0.39 may not be comparable to consensus of $0.76. Revenue of $820.2M (+11% Y/Y) beats by $6M. (PR)
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  • Jul. 27, 2012, 7:43 AM
    LifePoint Hospitals (LPNT): Q2 EPS of $0.83 beats by $0.03. Revenue of $827.3M (+12.2% Y/Y) misses by $2M. (PR)
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  • Jul. 2, 2012, 5:28 PM
    Health care stocks had a mixed run after last week's monumental Supreme Court decision. Despite the run-up in select names, CRT Capital's Sheryl Skolnick thinks any upside to the decision is going to be short lived. Any benefits coming from less bad debt are likely to be offset by slower reimbursement growth and fiscal belt-tightening. Besides, the law's major provisions won't kick in until 2014, and Republicans have vowed to repeal the law the first chance they get.
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  • 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. 4, 2012, 4:07 PM
    LifePoint Hospitals (LPNT) acquires Woods Memorial Hospital. Specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed. LPNT is a leading hospital company specializing in providing close-to-home healthcare.
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  • Apr. 27, 2012, 8:10 AM
    LifePoint Hospitals (LPNT): Q1 EPS of $0.94 may not be comparable to consensus of $0.91. Revenue of $851M (+12.3% Y/Y) beats by $26M. (PR)
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  • 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.
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Company Description
LifePoint Hospitals Incthrough its subsidiaries, operates general acute care hospitals in non-urban communities in the United States.
Sector: Healthcare
Industry: Hospitals
Country: United States