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In the report, Morgan Stanley noted, “LPNT expects 2014 Adj. EBITDA of $560M to $590M inclusive of reform which implies growth of 4.3% to 9.9% Y/Y. Guidance compares with MS

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<![CDATA[Earnings Scheduled For February 14, 2014]]> Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) is projected to report its Q2 earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $2.27 billion.

The J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE: SJM) is estimated to report its Q3 earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $1.53 billion.

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<![CDATA[UPDATE: Deutsche Bank Upgrades LifePoint Hospitals on Move to More Constructive Stance]]> In a report published Thursday, Deutsche Bank analyst Darren Lehrich upgraded the rating on LifePoint Hospitals (NASDAQ: LPNT) from Hold to Buy, and raised the price target from $56.00 to $61.00.

In the report, Deutsche Bank noted, “We are moving to a more constructive stance on LPNT shares, and

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<![CDATA[Benzinga's Top Upgrades]]> Analysts at Deutsche Bank upgraded LifePoint Hospitals (NASDAQ: LPNT) from “hold” to “buy.” The target price for LifePoint Hospitals has been raised from $56 to $61. LifePoint Hospitals' shares closed at $50.93 yesterday.

Analysts at Oppenheimer upgraded Zogenix (NASDAQ: ZGNX) from “perform to “outperform.” The target price

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<![CDATA[Fauquier Health, LifePoint Hospitals Finalize JV Agreement]]> The Fauquier Health Board of Directors and LifePoint Hospitals (NASDAQ: LPNT) have finalized their joint venture agreement to share ownership and operation of Fauquier Health. The joint venture will bring $52.8 million

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<![CDATA[UPDATE: Deutsche Bank Reiterates, Raises PT on LifePoint Hospitals Following In-Line Q3 Results]]> In a report published Monday, Deutsche Bank analyst Greg Poole reiterated a Hold rating on LifePoint Hospitals (NASDAQ: LPNT), and raised the price target from $55.00 to $56.00.

In the report, Deutsche Bank noted, “Underlying Q3 results were mostly in-line after taking into account slightly better HITECH pmts vs.

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<![CDATA[Top 4 Mid-Cap Stocks In The Hospitals Industry With The Highest Cash]]> Below are the top mid-cap hospitals stocks on the NYSE and the NASDAQ in terms of cash.

Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH) had $251.23 million in total cash for the latest quarter. However, Community Health had $9.63 billion in total debt for the same period.

Lifepoint Hospitals (NASDAQ:

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<![CDATA[AccentCare Names Jeffrey S. Sherman CFO]]> AccentCare, one of the nation's largest post-acute healthcare companies, today announced the appointment of Jeffrey S. Sherman as chief financial officer, effective September 16, 2013. Mr. Sherman has more than 25 years of experience in hospital-based and corporate healthcare finance, most recently as executive vice president and chief financial

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<![CDATA[LifePoint Names Leif Murphy Chief Financial Officer]]> LifePoint Hospitals (NASDAQ: LPNT), a leading hospital company focused on providing quality healthcare close to home, today announced that Leif Murphy has been appointed chief financial officer, effective September 14, 2013. Murphy succeeds Jeffrey S. Sherman, who is leaving the Company to pursue another opportunity in Dallas, Texas,

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<![CDATA[LifePoint Reports Extension of Consent Soliciation, Raise of Payment from $7.50 to $15]]> LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) announced today that it is extending the expiration date of its previously announced consent solicitation (the “Consent Solicitation”) seeking consents from holders of its $400 million outstanding principal amount of 6.625% Senior Notes due 2020 (the “Notes”) for amendments to certain provisions of the indenture governing the Notes

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<![CDATA[Portage Health Signs Definitive Agreement with LifePoint Hospitals]]> The Portage Health Board of Directors has signed a definitive agreement to form a joint venture with LifePoint Hospitals® (NASDAQ: LPNT). The agreement, which includes $60 million in capital investments over the next 10 years by the new joint venture, would allow Portage Health to expand and enhance

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<![CDATA[Portage Health Signs Definitive Agreement with LifePoint Hospitals For Joint Venture]]> The Portage Health Board of Directors has signed a definitive agreement to form a joint venture with LifePoint Hospitals® (NASDAQ: LPNT). The agreement, which includes $60 million in capital investments over the next 10 years by the new joint venture, would allow Portage Health to expand and enhance

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<![CDATA[Earnings Scheduled For July 26, 2013]]> AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) is expected to report its Q2 earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $4.54 billion.

Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE: NWL) is projected to report its Q2 earnings at $0.49 per share on revenue of $1.47 billion.

Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is estimated to

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<![CDATA[Benzinga's M&A Chatter for Tuesday July 9, 2013]]> The following are the M&A deals, rumors and chatter circulating on Wall Street for Tuesday July 9, 2013:

Kroger to Acquire Harris Teeter for $49.38/Share

The Deal:The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) and Harris Teeter Supermarkets (NYSE: HTSI) announced Tuesday that Kroger will purchase all outstanding shares of Harris

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<![CDATA[Bank of America Reiterates Neutral Rating on LifePoint Hospitals Following Bell Hospital Agreement]]> In a report published Friday, Bank of America analyst Kevin Fischbeck reiterated a Neutral rating and $57.00 price target on LifePoint Hospitals (NASDAQ: LPNT).

In the report, Bank of America noted, “LPNT signed a definitive agreement to acquire Bell Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Ishpeming, MI. Through

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<![CDATA[Benzinga's Top Upgrades]]> Analysts at Bank of America upgraded W.R. Berkley (NYSE: WRB) from “neutral” to “buy.” The target price for W.R. Berkley is set to $46. W.R. Berkley's stock closed at $40.20 yesterday.

Analysts at Deutsche Bank upgraded Tenet Healthcare (NYSE: THC) from “hold” to “buy.” The target price

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<![CDATA[Earnings Scheduled For April 26, 2013]]> American Electric Power Co (NYSE: AEP) is estimated to report its Q1 earnings at $0.80 per share on revenue of $3.78 billion.

ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO) is expected to report its Q1 earnings at $0.00 per share on revenue of $386.18 million.

Burger King Worldwide (NYSE:

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<![CDATA[UPDATE: Oppenheimer Raises PT on Life Point Hospitals and Reiterates Perform Rating]]> Oppenheimer analyst Michael Wiederhorn published a report on Life Point Hospitals (NASDAQ: LPNT) that reiterated its Perform rating and raised the price target from $42 to $48.

Oppenheimer reported that, “Our 12-18 month price target of $48 equates to approximately 6.5X our 2014 estimated EBITDA of $563M, which is

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<![CDATA[Top Performing Hospital Stocks with the Most Upside Potential (CYH, HCA, VHS)]]> It is not unusual for stocks on a tear to overrun their mean price targets, which is a signal of how far analysts on average expect the share price to climb. Some of the top performing hospital stocks over the past six months, such as Tenet Healthcare (NYSE:

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<![CDATA[UPDATE: BMO Capital Markets Reiterates Market Perform Rating, Raises PT on LifePoint Hospitals on Updated Estimates]]> In a report published Wednesday, BMO Capital Markets reiterated its Market Perform rating on LifePoint Hospitals (NASDAQ: LPNT), and slightly raised its price target from $41.00 to $42.00.

BMO Capital Markets noted, “LifePoint posted a significant EPS beat for 4Q12. Operating revenues were aided by acquisitions but same-facility revenue

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<![CDATA[Deutsche Bank Raises Targets and Estimates on Hospitals and Health Care Facility Stocks (DB, THC, HCA, VHS, CYH, HMA, UHS, LPNT)]]> DailyFinance.com: Hospitals and health care facilities to most of us are like the police station. You are glad they are there, but you don't really want to go. When it comes to investing in this sector, one important thing to remember is there is always demand. The ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[UPDATE: JP Morgan Initiates LifePoint Hospitals at Overweight on Gains from Reform]]> JP Morgan initiated coverage on LifePoint Hospitals (NASDAQ: LPNT) with an Overweight rating and a $46 price target.

JP Morgan commented, "LifePoint should enjoy the highest EBITDA upside potential from reform-based coverage expansion. A combination of the company's geographic footprint, coupled

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<![CDATA[Small players see big movement in stock prices]]> <![CDATA[Varian, Cerner shares leap on earnings, ratings]]> <![CDATA[After debate, hospital investors head for exits]]> <![CDATA[Tenet jumps on earnings; HCA shares rebound]]> <![CDATA[Finding ugly ducklings in a waddling market]]> john-wasikJohn Wasik CHICAGO, April 27 (Reuters) – Ugly duckling stocks are surprises in small packages that turn into great performingswans later on down the road. Nearly every large company started out as a “small cap,” which generally refers to a stock with under $1 billion in market capitalization. Most small companies do unsexy things such as make pumps or [...]]]> <![CDATA[Stocks to watch Friday: SunPower, CVR Energy]]> <![CDATA[Stocks to watch Friday: Campbell, Heinz]]> <![CDATA[Hospitals continue downfall on funding woes]]> <![CDATA[Hospital stocks fall on analyst downgrades]]> <![CDATA[Hospitals hammered by Senate panel findings]]> <![CDATA[Medicaid cuts force hospitals onto auction block]]> <![CDATA[Georgia Medicaid move hits insurers hard]]> <![CDATA[HCA shares tumble 17% on earnings miss]]> <![CDATA[(HMA) Health Management Associates Initiated at Neutral]]>

(HMA) Health Management Associates Initiated at Neutral

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<![CDATA[(HMA) Health Management Associates to Acquire Mercy Health Partners]]>

(HMA) Health Management Associates to Acquire Mercy Health Partners

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<![CDATA[(BRCM) Company News for April 15, 2011 – Corporate Summary]]>

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(THC) Tenet Healthcare Corporation Downgraded to Neutral

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<![CDATA[(THC) Tenet Healthcare Corporation Revenues Rise in the Third Quarter]]>

(THC) Tenet Healthcare Corporation Revenues Rise in the Third Quarter

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<![CDATA[Stocks in focus for Friday]]> <![CDATA[Tenet Healthcare rallies on Goldman Sachs upgrade]]>