For-Profit Hospital Stock Report: Week of Jan. 14-18, 2013

Stock prices of for-profit hospital companies shot through the roof last week, as all seven operators gained at least 2 percent, and three gained more than 10 percent.

CHS continues to trade at a record-high, now hovering near $38 per share. HCA, Health Management, Tenet, UHS and Vanguard are all also trading at 52-week highs, marking one of the biggest booms in the for-profit hospital industry.

Here are the five-day stock prices and percentage changes for the week of Jan. 14 through Jan. 18, 2013.

•    Community Health Systems (Franklin, Tenn.): $37.66 per share (up 11.26 percent)

•    Health Management Associates (Naples, Fla.): $9.85 per share (up 8 percent)

•    Hospital Corporation of America (Nashville, Tenn.): $36.95 per share (up 11.3 percent)

•    LifePoint Hospitals (Brentwood, Tenn.): $42.00 per share (up 2.94 percent)

•    Tenet Healthcare (Dallas): $38.04 per share (up 10.9 percent)

•    Universal Health Services (King of Prussia, Pa.): $55.46 per share (up 8.94 percent)

•    Vanguard Health Systems (Nashville, Tenn.): $12.82 per share (up 4.48 percent)

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