For-Profit Hospital Stock Report: Week of April 15-19, 2013

The further the year has gone on, the more hospital stocks have slid. Last week, all but one hospital chain saw share values drop.

Health Management Associates was the only company to gain on its stocks, up 7.27 percent. However, this came one week after the Naples, Fla.-based hospital chain lost almost 13 percent on its shares.

Tenet lost the most, as its shares were down more than 5.5 percent, while Vanguard was not far behind at a loss of 4.9 percent.

Here are the five-day stock prices and percentage changes for the week of April 15 through April 19.

•    Community Health Systems (Franklin, Tenn.): $41.91 per share (down 2.81 percent)

•    Health Management Associates (Naples, Fla.): $11.65 per share (up 7.27 percent)

•    Hospital Corporation of America (Nashville, Tenn.): $37.66 per share (down 1.72 percent)

•    LifePoint Hospitals (Brentwood, Tenn.): $44.64 per share (down 3.50 percent)

•    Tenet Healthcare (Dallas): $40.04 per share (down 5.57 percent)

•    Universal Health Services (King of Prussia, Pa.): $61.25 per share (down 1.94 percent)

•    Vanguard Health Systems (Nashville, Tenn.): $14.54 per share (down 4.91 percent)

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