For-profit hospital stock report: Week of April 18-22

All five major for-profit hospital operators saw their stock prices rise last week.

Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems saw the largest increase in share price, with shares rising 4.9 percent last week.

Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America saw its share price rise 0.7 percent last week, the least of any of the major for-profit hospital operators.

Here is how the five operators' stock prices stacked up.

  • Community Health Systems (Franklin, Tenn.): $20.84 per share (up 4.9 percent)
  • Hospital Corporation of America (Nashville, Tenn.): $80.91 per share (up 0.7 percent)
  • LifePoint Health (Brentwood, Tenn.): $72.86 per share (up 2.8 percent)
  • Tenet Healthcare (Dallas): $32.56 per share (up 2.6 percent)
  • Universal Health Services (King of Prussia, Pa.): $129.18 per share (up 3.0 percent)


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