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LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (LPNT)

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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%.
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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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  • 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%.
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  • 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%.
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  • 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)
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Company Description
LifePoint Health Incis a healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier. The Company through its subsidiaries provides inpatient, outpatient and post-acute services close to home.
Sector: Healthcare
Industry: Hospitals
Country: United States