For-Profit Hospital Stock Report: Week of Jan. 7-11, 2013

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In the first full trading week of 2013, most for-profit hospital operators continued to post gains in share prices. Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems, in particular, continued to trade as one of the hottest stocks.

Naples, Fla.-based Health Management Associates was down almost 3.5 percent last week, as it prepares to release lower-than-expected financials for fiscal year 2012.

Here are the five-day stock prices and percentage changes for the week of Jan. 7 through Jan. 11, 2013.

•    Community Health Systems (Franklin, Tenn.): $33.85 per share (up 4.9 percent)

•    Health Management Associates (Naples, Fla.): $9.12 per share (down 3.49 percent)

•    Hospital Corporation of America (Nashville, Tenn.): $33.20 per share (up 3.94 percent)

•    LifePoint Hospitals (Brentwood, Tenn.): $40.80 per share (up 1.04 percent)

•    Tenet Healthcare (Dallas): $34.30 per share (up 0.56 percent)

•    Universal Health Services (King of Prussia, Pa.): $50.91 per share (up 1.82 percent)

•    Vanguard Health Systems (Nashville, Tenn.): $12.27 per share (down 1.37 percent)

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