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March 26, 2014
11:02 EDTDGX, DVA, KND, ADK, SKH, THC, UHS, HCA, LPNT, CYH, LH, FMSDoc fix draft positive for labs, hospitals, skilled nursing, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo views the draft copy of the SGR ''Doc Fix'' bill released by the House of Representatives this morning as positive for labs, dialysis providers, hospitals and skilled nursing facility operators. The firm added that it thinks the chances the bill passes are high. Quest Diagnostics (DGX) and LabCorp (LH) are publicly traded labs, while DaVita (DVA) and Fresenius Medical (FMS) operate dialysis centers. Publicly traded hospital operators include Community Health (CYH), HCA Holdings (HCA), LifePoint Hospitals (LPNT), Tenet (THC) and Universal Health (UHS). Skilled nursing stocks include Skilled Healthcare (SKH), AdCare (ADK) and Kindred Healthcare (KND).
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September 26, 2014
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 25, 2014
09:13 EDTLHOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: LipoScience (LPDX), up 63% after agreeing to be acquired by LabCorp (LH) for $5.25 per share in cash... Magnum Hunter (MHR), up 12.5% after announcing that throughput volumes on Eureka Hunter's gas gathering pipeline system have increased to about 316,500 MMBtu per day... Jabil Circuit (JBL), up 4.7% following its report of better than expected fourth EPS and revenue... JD.com (JD), up 0.7% after the stock was initiated with an Outperform rating at Macquarie. LOWER: Yahoo (YHOO), down 0.6% after RBC Capital downgraded its rating on the stock to Sector Perform from Outperform, saying the risk/reward is less attractive following Alibaba's (BABA) initial public offering... HB Fuller (FUL), down 15% after reporting quarterly results and guidance that missed analyst estimates... Omnova Solutions (OMN), down 10.8% after its Q3 adjusted EPS missed expectations... Pacira Pharmaceuticals (PCRX), down 9.2% after receiving an FDA warning letter over certain promotional materials on Exparel.
07:02 EDTLHLabCorp acquires LipoScience
LabCorp (LH) and LipoScience (LPDX) announced that they entered into a definitive merger agreement under which LabCorp would acquire LipoScience for a purchase price of $5.25 per share in cash, or a transaction value of $85.3M which represents a total enterprise value of approximately $63M. The Board of Directors of LipoScience has unanimously approved the agreement and recommended approval of the transaction by LipoScience’s stockholders. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions including the expiration or early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, and approval by LipoScience’s stockholders. The transaction is expected to close in Q4.
07:00 EDTLHLabCorp acquires LipoScience for $5.25 per share in cash
06:58 EDTLHLabCorp agrees to acquire LipoScience for $5.25 per share
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06:56 EDTLHLabCorp to acquire LipoScience for $5.25 per share in all cash transaction
06:56 EDTLHLabCorp agrees to acquire LipoScience for $5.25 per share
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September 24, 2014
13:21 EDTADKAdCare leases two Alabama facilities
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September 23, 2014
12:42 EDTTHCTenet deal could be small negative for athenahealth, says Wells Fargo
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10:36 EDTTHCTenet mentioned positively at Deutsche Bank
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09:15 EDTHCAHCA Holdings to acquire PatientKeeper, terms not disclosed
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08:17 EDTTHCConifer Health Solutions to acquire Spi Healthcare for $235M
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September 22, 2014
08:30 EDTCYH, THC, HCA, LPNTHospital 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
06:37 EDTCYHCommunity Health management to meet with SunTrust
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September 18, 2014
06:46 EDTTHC, HCA, UHS, LPNT, CYHFTC challenging hospital mergers, NY Times reports
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September 17, 2014
10:00 EDTDVAOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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07:09 EDTDVADaVita management to meet with Deutsche Bank
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05:58 EDTDVADaVita downgraded to Hold from Buy at KeyBanc
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September 16, 2014
08:04 EDTLHLabCorp, ARCA Biopharma present GENETIC-AF poster at HFSoA meeting
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07:54 EDTCYHCommunity Health management to meet with UBS
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