For-Profit Hospital Stock Report: Week of Nov. 26-30, 2012

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For-profit hospital stocks traded well on the market for another week, as six of the seven made overall weekly gains.

Universal Health Services made the biggest leap of the operators. On Nov. 21, the King of Prussia-based company announced it will pay its shareholders a cash dividend of $0.05 per share on Dec. 17.

Here are the five-day stock prices and percentage changes for the week of Nov. 26 through Nov. 30, 2012. (Note: Slight differences from week-to-week numbers are due to after-hour trading.)

•    Community Health Systems (Franklin, Tenn.): $29.46 per share (up 1.55 percent)

•    Health Management Associates (Naples, Fla.): $7.95 per share (up 0.32 percent)

•    Hospital Corporation of America (Nashville, Tenn.): $31.75 per share (up 2.72 percent)

•    LifePoint Hospitals (Brentwood, Tenn.): $35.98 per share (down 0.72 percent)

•    Tenet Healthcare (Dallas): $28.96 per share (up 3.28 percent)

•    Universal Health Services (King of Prussia, Pa.): $45.07 per share (up 3.76 percent)

•    Vanguard Health Systems (Nashville, Tenn.): $10.57 per share (up 3.23 percent)

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