"You still have to be in a group that continues to grow whether the economy's growing or not growing," Stephen Weiss of Short Hills Capital says.» Read More
July 16- HCA Holdings Inc, the largest U.S. for-profit hospital operator, said on Tuesday that second-quarter patient admissions rose more than 1 percent, boosting revenue and profit and pushing up shares in the sector. HCA shares jumped 5.1 percent at $39.11, while other hospital operators, including Community Health Systems and Tenet Healthcare, also gained.
July 16- HCA Holdings Inc, the largest U.S. for-profit hospital operator, said on Tuesday that admissions rose more than 1 percent in the second quarter and that earnings and revenue also increased, pushing shares up for it and its competitors.
*FedEx rises 4 pct to highest close since mid-March. FedEx Corp climbed on speculation that billionaire William Ackman would make a big investment in the company. FedEx shot up 4.4 percent to $103.15, its highest close since mid-March.
NEW YORK, July 9- Health Management Associates Inc has attracted takeover interest from Community Health Systems Inc and other rivals about buying the $4 billion hospital operator, three people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Representatives for Health Management, HCA and LifePoint declined to comment.
*Crude oil jumps above $100 per barrel on unrest in Egypt. NEW YORK, July 3- U.S. stocks fell modestly in a volatile, abbreviated session on Wednesday as concerns over growth in China and European debt overshadowed strength in large-cap tech shares.
*Offer of $21 per Vanguard share is 70 pct premium. June 24- U.S. hospital operator Tenet Healthcare Corp said on Monday it will buy smaller rival Vanguard Health Systems Inc for about $1.73 billion, putting it in a better position to benefit from the expected millions of Americans about to get insurance under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform.
Snow Capital identified the potential in hospital shares early on and has holdings in Community Health Systems Inc and Health Management Associates Inc.. Since the start of the year, shares of the largest publicly traded hospital chain, HCA Holdings Inc, are up 34 percent, while No. 2 Community Health has climbed 71 percent.
As stocks climb, the CNBC "Fast Money" traders reveal where they're looking next.
Stocks finished near session highs Monday, with the S&P 500 setting a record close and the Nasdaq ending at its best level since November 2000, following a better-than-expected pending home sales report and after Italy's new prime minister named his cabinet over the weekend.
Shoot me now: Austerity is bad for your health. Really. Is it any wonder that growth stimulus is back on the table in Europe?
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
The "Mad Money" host revealed the list of sectors and stocks he recommends investors consider in the New Year.
It is shaping up to be the worst cold and flu season in about ten years, with more than 40 states reporting widespread influenza doctor visits and hospitalizations.
Oct 30- Hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc reported third-quarter profit that exceeded analysts' estimates, but it trimmed its full-year profit forecast due to higher interest expense and a delayed payment from a California Medicaid program.
NEW YORK-- A Raymond James analyst lowered his third-quarter estimates for three hospital operators on Tuesday, saying it looks like patient admissions will be lower than he expected.
Oct 11- Community Health Systems Inc:. *Barclays starts Community Health Systems Inc with equal weight. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
**GREEN DOT CORP, Friday close $12.85, down 23 pct premarket. **NETSPEND HOLDINGS INC, Friday close $10.75, down 12 pct premarket. Shares of Prepaid card companies Green Dot and NetSpend fell after Wal-Mart and American Express announced a partnership to offer customers an alternative to debit and checking accounts.
U.S. stock index futures fell on Monday after the World Bank cut its growth forecasts for East Asia, highlighting concerns about the global economic climate and corporate profits ahead of the upcoming earnings season. **INNOSPEC INC, Friday close $34.35.
U.S. stock index futures fell on Monday after the World Bank cut its growth forecasts for East Asia, highlighting concerns about the global economic climate and corporate profits ahead of the upcoming earnings season. **UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC, Friday close $57.13.
Oct 8- Community Health Systems Inc:. *Jefferies raises Community Health Systems Inc price target to $29. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.