For-profit hospital stock report: Week of June 20-24


Three of the major for-profit hospital operators saw their stock prices rise last week.

King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services saw the largest increase in share price, with shares rising 3.8 percent.

Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health saw its share price rise 0.9 percent, the least of any of the major for-profit hospital operators.

Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Holdings saw its share price fall 0.9 percent last week, while Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems saw no change in share price.

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

  • Community Health Systems (Franklin, Tenn.): $13.02 per share (no change)
  • HCA Holdings (Nashville, Tenn.): $76.72 per share (down 0.9 percent)
  • LifePoint Health (Brentwood, Tenn.): $65.71 per share (up 0.9 percent)
  • Tenet Healthcare (Dallas): $28.00 per share (up 3.1 percent)
  • Universal Health Services (King of Prussia, Pa.): $136.30 per share (up 3.8 percent)



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