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LPNT

LifePoint

$64.20

0.2 (0.31%)

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LifePoint enters into trading plan

Effective June 16, the company entered into a trading plan in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 as amended, under which the company may repurchase its shares at times when the company would not ordinarily be in the market due to the company's trading policies or possession of material non-public information. The plan has been established pursuant to, and as part of, the company's stock repurchase program that is effective through March 14, 2018, and under which the Company had remaining authority to repurchase $100M in shares as of June 1. The Plan will expire on August 3, unless terminated earlier in accordance with its terms. The company does not retain or exercise any discretion over purchase of common stock under the Plan. The timing and extent of the repurchases under the Plan are subject to Securities and Exchange Commission regulations as well as certain price, market volume and timing constraints specified in the plan.

LPNT LifePoint
$64.20

0.2 (0.31%)

06/07/17
LEER
06/07/17
UPGRADE
LEER
Outperform
Leerink upgrades hospitals HCA, LifePoint, Tenet to Outperform
Leerink analyst Ana Gupte last night upgraded hospitals HCA Holdings (HCA), LifePoint (LPNT) and Tenet healthcare (THC) to Outperform from Market Perform. She raised her price target for HCA to $100 from $90, for LifePoint to $74 from $73 and maintains a $27 price target for HCA. The targets offer upside of 21%, 20% and 62% respectively. Anthem's (ANTM) announced exit yesterday from the key swing state of Ohio's healthcare exchange could bring further attention to the need for stabilization funding through legislation, Gupte tells investors in a research note. She believes improving policy under the Trump Administration could drive upside to 2018 and 2019 consensus estimates. Further, the analyst thinks medium term downside risk from Republican's repeal and replace healthcare bill is likely better than feared as publicly traded hospitals are "heavily weighted to non-expansion states," which lessons the impact of Medicaid expansion funding cuts.
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LifePoint upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Leerink
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MSCO
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INITIATION
Target $65
MSCO
Equal Weight
LifePoint initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Zack Sopcak initiated LifePoint with an Equal Weight rating and $65 price target, citing volume and price pressures on the hospital industry expected over the next several years.
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NO CHANGE
PIPR
Piper raises 'early caution flag' for Q2 hospital earnings
Following her firm's May outpatient survey, Piper Jaffray analyst Sarah James is putting up an "early caution flag" for Q2 hospital earnings. The May outpatient survey indicates April was the peak, declining in May, with indications that June could be below April as well, James tells investors in a research note. After four months of increases, the outpatient survey declined 50 basis points from the April peak to 2.5% year-over-year same-hospital admissions in May, the analyst adds. She views the decline as concerning amid "tenuous" investor sentiment and "optimistic" Q2 expectations. Hospitals that Piper covers include Community Health (CYH), HCA Holdings (HCA), LifePoint (LPNT), Tenet (THC) and Universal Health (UHS).

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