LifePoint Health, Inc. (LPNT) Coverage Initiated at BMO Capital Markets

(NASDAQ:LPNT) by 7.0% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports.

They hope that the stock price will fall or that the company will fail and go bankrupt, leading the equity holders to ruin.

LPNT has been the subject of a number of other research reports. State Street Corp now owns 1,245,127 shares of the company's stock worth $86,231,000 after buying an additional 45,899 shares during the last quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama boosted its stake in LifePoint Hospitals by 268.3% in the second quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 2,638,750 shares of the company's stock valued at $182,734,000 after buying an additional 514,947 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 21,951 shares of the company's stock worth $1,438,000 after purchasing an additional 4,045 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its stake in LifePoint Hospitals by 116.1% in the first quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 111,985 shares of the company's stock worth $7,335,000 after purchasing an additional 5,287 shares in the last quarter.

In his team's earnings statement as well as on a conference call Friday, Carpenter pointed out that LifePoint's other hospitals - including those bought in 2014 and 2015 - are performing well and grew their combined operating margin 20 basis points to 13.0 percent. Northern Trust has invested 0.01% in LifePoint Health Inc (NASDAQ:LPNT). About 1.27 million shares traded or 196.50% up from the average. LifePoint Hospitals Inc. has a one year low of $54.82 and a one year high of $75.94. The firm has a market cap of $2.24 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.52 and a beta of 0.84. The company has a 50-day moving average of $56.66 and a 200 day moving average of $60.64.

The stock of LifePoint Health Inc (NASDAQ:LPNT) is a huge mover today! The company reported $0.96 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.90 by $0.06. The firm earned $1.59 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.61 billion. The firm's revenue was up.2% compared to the same quarter past year. During the same period a year ago, the business earned $0.94 earnings per share. News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for LifePoint Health, Inc. with's FREE daily email newsletter. The brokerage issued a market perform rating and a $59.00 price objective on the stock. BidaskClub lowered shares of LifePoint Health from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of LifePoint Hospitals from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 5th.

Among 21 analysts covering Lifepoint Hospitals (NASDAQ:LPNT), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a hold rating and set a $66.00 price target on shares of LifePoint Health in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.6 billion. American Century Inv Mgt Inc is the second biggest holder with 3 million shares now valued at 226.27 million whilst Wellington Management Company LLP has 3 million shares valued at 223.57 million. The Company operates through healthcare services segment.

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