LifePoint Health Inc (LPNT) is Reiterated by Barclays to Underweight, Lowers Price Target to $ 70

LifePoint Health Inc (LPNT) was Reiterated by Barclays to “Underweight” while Lowering the Price Target of the company shares to $ 70 from a previous price target of $74 . Barclays advised their investors in a research report released on May 2, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on LifePoint Health Inc. Company shares were Reiterated by Mizuho on May 2, 2016 to “Neutral”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 61.50 from a previous price target of $59.40 .Shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Feb 16, 2016 to “Outperform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 84 from a previous price target of $96 .Shares were Reiterated by Mizuho on Feb 16, 2016 to “Neutral” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 59 from a previous price target of $74 .

On the company’s financial health, LifePoint Health Inc reported $0.87 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.01 based on the information available during the earnings call on Apr 29, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.88. The company had revenue of $1580.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1566.15 million. The company’s revenue was up 25.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.00 EPS.

LifePoint Health Inc opened for trading at $72.76 and hit $73.93 on the upside on Wednesday, eventually ending the session at $73.74, with a gain of 1.15% or 0.84 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 2,20,828 shares. Company has a market cap of $3,181 M.

In a different news, on Feb 19, 2016, Gregory T. Bier (director) sold 2,149 shares at $63.00 per share price. According to the SEC, on Aug 7, 2015, Leif M. Murphy (EVP, CFO and CDO) sold 334 shares at $86.03 per share price. On May 29, 2015, David M Dill (President and Chief Operating) sold 70,000 shares at $76.44 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.

LifePoint Health Inc. formerly LifePoint Hospitals Inc. provides healthcare services. Through its subsidiaries the Company operates general acute care hospitals primarily in non-urban communities in the United States. Its hospitals provide a range of medical and surgical services in hospitals in non-urban markets. The Company’s services include general surgery internal medicine obstetrics emergency room care radiology oncology diagnostic care coronary care rehabilitation services and pediatric services. In some of its hospitals the Company offers services such as open-heart surgery skilled nursing psychiatric care and neuro-surgery. LifePoint provides outpatient services such as same-day surgery laboratory x-ray respiratory therapy imaging sports medicine and lithotripsy. The Company operates approximately 67 hospital campuses in 21 states having a total of approximately 8254 licensed beds.

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