For-Profit Hospital Stock Report: Week of Feb. 4-8, 2013

For several for-profit hospital chains, 2013 continues to be one of the most profitable years on the stock markets in the past half decade.

CHS stock topped $40 per share for the first time in two years, and UHS and Vanguard are both currently trading at historically high levels. LifePoint's stock leapt past $44 per share, its highest value since October 2005.

HCA was the only laggard last week after the Nashville, Tenn.-based hospital operator said its fourth-quarter profit was down almost 84 percent year-over-year.

Here are the five-day stock prices and percentage changes for the week of Feb. 4 through Feb. 8, 2013.

•    Community Health Systems (Franklin, Tenn.): $40.16 per share (up 4.31 percent)

•    Health Management Associates (Naples, Fla.): $10.69 per share (up 2 percent)

•    Hospital Corporation of America (Nashville, Tenn.): $37.22 per share (down 2.62 percent)

•    LifePoint Hospitals (Brentwood, Tenn.): $44.16 per share (up 0.55 percent)

•    Tenet Healthcare (Dallas): $39.85 per share (up 1.32 percent)

•    Universal Health Services (King of Prussia, Pa.): $58.11 per share (up 2.63 percent)

•    Vanguard Health Systems (Nashville, Tenn.): $14.70 per share (up 4.26 percent)

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