For-profit hospital stock report: Week of Feb. 1-5

All five of the 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 5.3 percent last week.

Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America saw its share price fall 0.6 percent last week, the least of any of the major for-profit hospital operators.

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

  • Community Health Systems (Franklin, Tenn.): $20.35 per share (down 5.3 percent)
  • Hospital Corporation of America (Nashville, Tenn.): $69.19 per share (down 0.6 percent)
  • LifePoint Health (Brentwood, Tenn.): $68.52 per share (down 1.8 percent)
  • Tenet Healthcare (Dallas): $25.91 per share (down 3.9 percent)
  • Universal Health Services (King of Prussia, Pa.): $109.72 per share (down 2.6 percent)


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