How These Healthcare Stocks are Faring? -- HealthSouth, Universal Health Services, MEDNAX, and LifePoint Health

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NEW YORK, February 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Pre-market, highlights the Healthcare sector, with

focus on HealthSouth Corp. (NYSE: HLS), Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE: UHS), MEDNAX Inc. (NYSE: MD), and LifePoint Health Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT). According to a NASDAQ report, health care stocks continued to trend lower on Friday,
February 17
th, 2017, with the NYSE Health Care Index falling almost 0.2%, while shares of health care companies in the S&P 500 were down about 0.1% as a group. Register now and get full and free access to our downloadable research reports on these stocks at:


Last Friday, shares in Birmingham, Alabama headquartered HealthSouth Corp. ended the session 0.79% higher at $42.00. The stock recorded a trading volume of 763,917 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 5.13% in the last one month, 4.41% over the previous three months, and 1.84% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 2.79% and 4.39%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of HealthSouth, which owns and operates inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies in the US, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 63.55.

On February 17th, 2017, HealthSouth announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.24 per share, payable on April 17th, 2017, to holders of record on April 03rd, 2017. Access our complete research report on HLS for free at:

Universal Health Services  

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania headquartered Universal Health Services Inc.'s stock finished 0.67% higher at $122.95 with a total trading volume of 605,083 shares. The Company's shares have gained 10.02% in the last one month, 2.37% in the previous three months, and 15.58% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day moving average by 9.91%. Moreover, shares of Universal Health Services, which through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and radiation oncology centers, have an RSI of 79.45.

On February 01st, 2017, Universal Health Services announced that it will report results for its Q4 2016 and full year ended December 31st, 2016 after the market closes on February 28th, 2017. The Company will host a conference call for investors and analysts at 9:00 a.m. ET March 01st, 2017. The complimentary research report on UHS can be downloaded at:


Shares in Sunrise, Florida-based MEDNAX Inc. closed the day 0.42% higher at $70.07. The stock recorded a trading volume of 538,578 shares. The Company's shares have gained 0.29% in the last month, 11.13% over the previous three months, and 5.12% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 2.94% and 3.72%, respectively. Moreover, shares of MEDNAX, which together with its subsidiaries, provides neonatal, anesthesia, maternal-fetal, and other pediatric subspecialties physician services in the US and Puerto Rico, have an RSI of 60.15.

On February 08th, 2017, MEDNAX'S net revenue increased by 12.0% to $830.8 million in Q4 2016 from $741.7 million for Q4 2015, driven primarily by contributions from acquisitions completed since October 2015. MEDNAX generated net income of $78.1 million for Q4 2016, or $0.84 per diluted share, based on a weighted average 93.3 million shares outstanding, compared to net income of $92.7 million, or $0.99 per diluted share, for Q4 2015, based on a weighted average 93.5 million shares outstanding. Register for free on and get access to the latest PDF format report on MD at:

LifePoint Health  

Brentwood, Tennessee-based LifePoint Health Inc.'s shares recorded a trading volume of 943,150 shares last Friday, which was higher than their three months average volume of 415,420 shares. The stock closed 1.51% higher at $63.90. The Company's shares have advanced 5.97% in the past month, 14.21% in the previous three months, and 12.50% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 7.88% above its 50-day moving average and 5.21% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of LifePoint Health, which through its subsidiaries, owns and operates community hospitals, regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers, and post-acute facilities in the US, have an RSI of 69.32.

On February 17th, 2017, LifePoint Health reported consolidated revenues of $1.61 billion, up 17.1% from $1.37 billion in Q4 2015, primarily as a result of its recent acquisitions. The Company's net income for Q4 2016 was $46.6 million, down $8.8 million, or 16.1%, compared to net income of $55.4 million for the same period last year. Diluted earnings per share attributable to LifePoint Health, Inc.'s stockholders for Q4 2016 decreased to $1.07 compared to $1.16 in Q4 2015. Download your free research report on LPNT at:


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