Lifepoint Hospitals Inc. ( LPNT ) was a big mover last session with its shares rising over 7% on the day. The move came on solid volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This continues the recent uptrend of the company as the stock has gained over 12% in the past one-month time frame.
This operator of general acute care hospitals has seen no estimate revision in the last 30 days. However, the Zacks Consensus Estimate has moved higher over the same period. This implies solid trading potential for the company. So make sure to keep an eye on this stock going forward to see if Friday's rally can turn into more strength down the road.
Lifepoint Hospitals currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) while its Earnings ESP is negative.
Investors interested in the hospital industry may consider stocks like Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. ( ACHC ), Universal Health Services Inc. ( UHS ) and HCA Holdings, Inc. ( HCA ). While Acadia Healthcare and Universal Health sport a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), HCA Holdings bears a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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