For-Profit Hospital Stock Report: Week of Aug. 5-9, 2013

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Hospital stocks were down almost universally last week, as King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services was the only company that gained share value.

UHS' shares jump up more than 2 percent and now sit at almost $72.00 per share. Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. lost 5.17 percent, the most of any operator last week.

The only hospital company that has yet to post a quarterly earnings report is Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanguard Health Systems. It will report year-end financials this month.

Here are the five-day stock prices and percentage changes for the week of Aug. 5 through Aug. 9.

•    Community Health Systems (Franklin, Tenn.): $43.94 per share (down 3.83 percent)

•    Health Management Associates (Naples, Fla.): $13.24 per share (down 1.34 percent)

•    Hospital Corp. of America (Nashville, Tenn.): $39.01 per share (down 0.08 percent)  

•    LifePoint Hospitals (Brentwood, Tenn.): $48.59 per share (down 1.70 percent)

•    Tenet Healthcare Corp. (Dallas): $41.66 per share (down 5.17 percent) 

•    Universal Health Services (King of Prussia, Pa.): $71.87 per share (up 2.15 percent) 

•    Vanguard Health Systems (Nashville, Tenn.): $20.86 per share (down 0.19 percent)

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