For-Profit Hospital Stock Report: Week of Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2013

For the first time this year, stock prices at the major for-profit hospital companies showed little to no growth during a weeklong stretch.

Two of the seven chains, CHS and UHS, lost value, while the other five did not gain more than 3 percent. Vanguard had the best week, finishing at $14.10 per share, or 2.99 percent higher than the week before.

Here are the five-day stock prices and percentage changes for the week of Jan. 28 through Feb. 1, 2013.

•    Community Health Systems (Franklin, Tenn.): $38.50 per share (down 0.18 percent)

•    Health Management Associates (Naples, Fla.): $10.48 per share (up 1.95 percent)

•    Hospital Corporation of America (Nashville, Tenn.): $38.22 per share (up 1.27 percent)

•    LifePoint Hospitals (Brentwood, Tenn.): $43.92 per share (up 1.97 percent)

•    Tenet Healthcare (Dallas): $39.33 per share (up 0.72 percent)

•    Universal Health Services (King of Prussia, Pa.): $56.62 per share (down 1.26 percent)

•    Vanguard Health Systems (Nashville, Tenn.): $14.10 per share (up 2.99 percent)

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