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August 11, 2014
06:57 EDTUHS, SRCL, PRFT, NCI, MDAS, KND, HURN, CYH, CPSI, ATHN, AMED, ACHCAvondale to hold a conference
Healthcare 1:1 Conference to be held in Boston on August 11.
News For ACHC;AMED;ATHN;CPSI;CYH;HURN;KND;MDAS;NCI;PRFT;SRCL;UHS From The Last 14 Days
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October 2, 2014
05:35 EDTATHNathenahealth likely to raise full year guidance, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray says it likes shares of athenahealth into the company's Q3 results as well as longer term. It expects a record doc-add number of 3,634 and 3c upside to consensus for Q3, and thinks a full year guidance raise is likely. Piper keeps an Overweight rating on the stock with a $220 price target.
October 1, 2014
16:11 EDTCYHCommunity Health acquires Natchez Regional Medical Center
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07:38 EDTSRCLStericycle growth potential increasing, says Stifel
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September 30, 2014
07:48 EDTUHS, MDAS, CYHLeerink to hold a roundtable
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September 29, 2014
10:00 EDTUHSOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Akorn (AKRX) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Alexandria Real Estate (ARE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at ISI Group... Baidu (BIDU) upgraded to Buy at UBS... Banner Corp. (BANR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson... Boston Properties (BXP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at ISI Group... Brocade (BRCD) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Summit Research... Chico's FAS (CHS) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) upgraded at Morgan Stanley... Equity One (EQY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at ISI Group... FedEx (FDX) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen... Himax (HIMX) upgraded at Craig-Hallum... Janus Capital (JNS) upgraded at Morgan Stanley... Kilroy Realty (KRC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at ISI Group... LRR Energy (LRE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... Nationstar (NSM) upgraded at Sterne Agee... Nexstar (NXST) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Noble Financial... Nike (NKE) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Pearson (PSO) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at Macquarie... Philips (PHG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at ING Group... Rent-A-Center (RCII) upgraded at KeyBanc... Rice Energy (RICE) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at KLR Group... Sonic Automotive (SAH) upgraded to Overweight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley... Tahoe Resources (TAHO) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Tanger Factory (SKT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at ISI Group... Universal Health (UHS) upgraded at BMO Capital... Voya Financial (VOYA) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... Waste Management (WM) upgraded at Wedbush... Yahoo (YHOO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham.
08:08 EDTUHSUniversal Health upgraded at BMO Capital
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08:06 EDTHURNHuron to acquire Threshold Consulting, terms not disclosed
Huron Consulting Group has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Threshold Consulting, Inc. Threshold is a provider of cloud-based Software as a Service applications, data warehousing and business intelligence solutions, as well as customer relationship management consulting capabilities. The acquisition, which is subject to certain customary closing conditions, is expected to be completed in early October, and will result in more than 10 Threshold professionals joining Huron. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. For reporting purposes, Threshold will be included in the Company’s Huron Business Advisory segment.
07:47 EDTMDASMedAssets a top trading idea into year end, says RW Baird
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06:12 EDTUHSUniversal Health upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital
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September 26, 2014
10:50 EDTUHSUniversal Health management to meet with Leerink
Meeting to be held in New York on September 29 hosted by Leerink.
09:03 EDTUHSUniversal Health acquires Cygnet Health Care for $335M
Universal Health announced that it has acquired the stock of Cygnet Health Care for a purchase price of approximately $335M. Through this acquisition, the company has added a total of 17 facilities throughout the United Kingdom including 15 inpatient behavioral health hospitals and 2 nursing homes with a total of 743 beds. Cygnet generated approximately $161M of annual revenue over the past twelve months. In addition, earlier this week UHS was added as a component of the S&P 500 Index.
September 24, 2014
11:28 EDTPRFTPerficient management to meet with Maxim
Meetings to be held in Chicago on September 30 and in Detroit/Minneapolis on October 1 hosted by Maxim.
September 23, 2014
12:42 EDTATHNTenet deal could be small negative for athenahealth, says Wells Fargo
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08:55 EDTATHNathenahealth valuation 'still not tempting,' says FBR Capital
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September 22, 2014
15:44 EDTATHNathenahealth management to meet with JPMorgan
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09:10 EDTATHNathenahealth expands in Atlanta, San Francisco
athenahealth announced new office openings in Atlanta, Georgia, and San Francisco, California. As part of athenahealth's national growth strategy, the company is increasing its foothold in major health care and technology markets to meet the diverse needs of its growing client base.
08:30 EDTCYHHospital price targets raised at SunTrust
SunTrust increased its price targets on companies in the hospital space, citing encouraging volume trends shown in a survey. SunTrust raised its price target on Community Health (CYH) to $66 from $55, on HCA Holdings (HCA) to $83 from $75, on LifePoint Hospitals (LPNT) to $80 from $76 and on Tenet (THC) to $68 from $58. SunTrust keeps Buy ratings on Community Health and HCA Holdings, and Neutral ratings on LifePoint and Tenet. It remains upbeat on the sector overall.
September 19, 2014
11:35 EDTATHNCerner, Athenahealth developing applications for Apple HealthKit, Reuters says
Cerner (CERN) and Athenahealth (ATHN) said yesterday that they are working with Apple (AAPL) to develop applications for Apple's HealthKit, Reuters reports, citing Cerner and Athenahealth representatives. Athena said they will be utilizing HealthKit to assist patients with chronic conditions like diabetes, while Cerner said that doctors and nurses will be able to access health data from the patients HealthKit with consent, Reuters added. Reference Link
06:37 EDTCYHCommunity Health management to meet with SunTrust
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September 18, 2014
06:46 EDTUHS, CYHFTC challenging hospital mergers, NY Times reports
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