For-profit hospital stock report: Week of Aug. 15-19


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

Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems saw the largest decrease in share price, with shares falling 6.9 percent.

Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Holdings saw its share price fall 2.8 percent, 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.): $10.24 per share (down 6.9 percent)
  • HCA Holdings (Nashville, Tenn.): $74.51 per share (down 2.8 percent)
  • LifePoint Health (Brentwood, Tenn.): $56.07 per share (down 3.2 percent)
  • Tenet Healthcare (Dallas): $24.02 per share (down 5.8 percent)
  • Universal Health Services (King of Prussia, Pa.): $121.29 per share (down 4 percent)



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