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  • How Will This Deal Affect the Healthcare Industry?

    By Mike Thiessen - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: CYH, HCA, HMA

    Franklin, Tennessee-based Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH) is on the cusp of picking up an attractive prize in its favored healthcare niche. According to reports, the company will pay about $4 billion in cash and assume nearly as much debt to merge with Health Management Associates (NYSE: HMA). The combination will create a sizable healthcare system that could be better-positioned to compete in the rapidly changing U.S. healthcare landscape more »

  • Which of these Companies is Ready for Inpatient Influx?

    By Phillip Woolgar - August 10, 2013 | Tickers: HCA, DGX, THC

    Health care providers are positioned to make major profits in the years ahead due to changes on several fronts, including ObamaCare, an improving economy and an aging baby boom. These companies haven't experienced the type of uptake they were expecting so far this year, and this could be because health care reform doesn't really kick in until next year, when patients will be able to enjoy medical coverage more »

  • Ready for Obamacare, Hospital Chains Join Forces

    By Eileen Rojas - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: CYH, HCA, HMA

    With the Affordable Care Act set to take effect, hospitals are scrambling to buy up rivals that complement their businesses. One of the latest mergers involves Health Management Associates (NYSE: HMA) and Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH). Community Health Systems, or CHS, is a leading operator of general acute care hospitals with more than 135 hospitals in 29 states and about 20,000 beds. Health Management runs 71 hospitals in more »

  • Should Investors Participate in This Hospital Operator Acquisition?

    By Anh HOANG - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: CYH, HCA, HMA

    Recently, Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH) announced that it would acquire Health Management Associates (NYSE: HMA) at $13.78 per share, with the total transaction of around $7.6 billion, including the assumption of around $3.7 billion in debt. The deal would be done via $10.50 per share in cash and 0.06942 of Community Health’s shares for each of the Health Management’s share.

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  • Why Buy Hospitals?

    By Dana Blankenhorn - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: AET, HCA, THC, UNH, VHS

    Under the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare, hospitals are in a bind.

    More wellness care should mean lower patient counts. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are pushing automation for best practices, and checklists for operations, aiming to lower re-admission rates. Mistakes will no longer be tolerated, financially. While bringing more people into the pool will reduce the number of uninsured whose care must be accounted for more »

  • Tiger Cub Lee Ainslie’s Long-Term Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: DG, HCA, NTAP, QCOM

    One common objection to using hedge funds’ 13F filings to help find potential stock picks is that the information in these filings is a bit old; in most cases, the most recent wave of 13Fs disclose many of a fund’s long equity positions as of the end of March. However, Insider Monkey has found that it’s possible to use these filings to help develop investment strategies.

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  • This Tiger Cub Hedge Fund Manager’s Low P/E Ratio Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 21, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, COF, FNF, HCA, UNH

    It’s been some time since Tiger Cub Lee Ainslie’s Maverick Capital filed its 13F for the first quarter of 2013, disclosing many of its long equity positions as of the end of March. However, we believe that there are still a couple ways for investors to make use of 13F filings.

    For one, we’ve found that it’s possible to use 13Fs to develop investing strategies; the more »

  • Companies Look to Profit From Changes in the Healthcare Industry

    By Eileen Rojas - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: HCA, HLS, THC, VHS

    Stocks of publicly traded hospitals have gone up since the Supreme Court deemed the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, constitutional last year, according to the Economist. Hospitals stand to profit from the flood of newly insured people entering the market and seeking treatment for a variety of ailments.

    And more change is in the air, as hospitals merge and change their business models to stop the runaway more »

  • Billionaire Bruce Kovner’s Caxton Associates’ Inexpensive Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: AGO, F, GM, HCA, LCC

    We track quarterly 13F filings from hundreds of hedge funds, including Caxton Associates (whose founder, Bruce Kovner, became a billionaire due to the fund’s success). We’ve found that even with the inherent delay in 13Fs, these filings can be useful in helping develop investment strategies; for example, we’ve found that the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds generate an average excess return of 18 percentage more »

  • Why Is This Buyout a Sign of Things to Come?

    By Mike Thiessen - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: HCA, THC, VHS

    In a sign that the healthcare industry may be on the cusp of a broad wave of consolidation, Tenet Healthcare (NYSE: THC) recently announced that it would buy hospital company Vanguard Health Systems (NYSE: VHS) in a deal with an aggregate value of $4.3 billion. The all-cash transaction would represent one of the largest health system mergers in recent memory and could pave the way for additional moves by more »

  • Billionaire David Tepper’s Cheap Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, F, GM, HCA, LCC

    One of the most common stock screens is the price-to-earnings multiple, as it places a stock’s valuation in the context of its actual (or projected) earnings numbers, providing a basic metric for fundamental analysis. While we primarily use our database of quarterly 13F filings from hedge funds and other notable investors to help us develop investment strategies (we have found, for example, that the most popular small cap stocks more »

  • Eminence Capital Is Wagging Its Tail Over This Stock

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: HCA, IDXX, PETM, THC, WOOF

    Ricky Sandler’s Eminence Capital reported a position of 4.8 million shares in VCA Antech (NASDAQ: WOOF), which operates animal hospitals and veterinary research laboratories, in a recent 13G filed with the SEC. This gives the fund 5.4% of the company's total shares outstanding. Since we track quarterly 13F filings from hedge funds as part of our work developing investment strategies (for example, the most popular small more »

  • Billionaire John Paulson’s Cheap Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: AET, FCX, HCA, HES, RKT

    Paulson & Co., the hedge fund managed by billionaire John Paulson has been struggling in recent times due to large positions in gold and gold miners. We have gone through the fund’s most recent 13F filing for the first quarter of 2013; we track these quarterly filings, which disclose many of a hedge fund’s long equity positions as of the end of the quarter, in our database with the more »

  • Billionaire Julian Robertson’s Top Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: GOOG, HRB, HCA, MA, VRX

    We track quarterly 13F filings from hundreds of hedge funds and other notable investors, including legendary investor Julian Robertson (formerly of Tiger Management). We’ve found that the information included in 13Fs can be useful in developing investment strategies (for example, the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds earn an average excess return of 18 percentage points per year), and of course it can also be useful to more »

  • Capital Structure Is the Most Important Difference Between Two Great Hospitals

    By Ted Cooper - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: HCA, LPNT, THC

    Obamacare has completely changed the economics of many companies in the health care industry. If it is successfully implemented, scores of previously uninsured or under-insured patients will become profitable for institutions that once lost money on these customers.

    No other health care institutions will benefit more from an increased ability to pay than hospitals. Hospitals have long set aside provisions for uncollectible receivables from patients that were unlikely to pay more »

  • Hospital Stocks Have a Murky Prognosis

    By Bob Chandler - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: CYH, HCA, HMA, THC

    The future for hospital stocks is uncertain. Though the stock price of operators like Health Management Associates (NYSE: HMA), Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH), HCA Holdings (NYSE: HCA), and Tenet Healthcare (NYSE: THC) have risen anywhere from 75% to more than doubling since their 2012 lows, their recent first quarter results weren't very inspiring.

    The conflict between current pessimistic industry trends and future encouraging possibilities seems to be the more »

  • How to Pick the Right Hospital Holding Company

    By Ted Cooper - May 2, 2013 | Tickers: HCA, LPNT, THC

    One of the unfortunate realities of running a hospital has been the inability to collect full payment from uninsured patients. The moral, and in some cases legal, obligation of hospitals to treat uninsured patients has long been a drag on profitability for the industry, but that is about to change.

    Obamacare will drastically reduce the number of patients who cannot afford to pay the full tab for services provided by more »

  • A New Survery Will Boost These Medical Device Companies

    By Callum Turcan - March 27, 2013 | Tickers: HCA, ISRG, MAKO

    On Wednesday the Journal of the American Medical Association released survey data that stated that since 2009 the US could have saved $14 billion in health-plan costs and 50,000 years of sick time if only minimally invasive surgeries had been used. They tracked 6 different procedures since 2009 to see what kind of impact minimally invasive surgeries will have on the healthcare industry. Minimally invasive surgeries can cut costs more »

  • Don't Fall For This Financial Sector Trap

    By Bill Edson - March 14, 2013 | Tickers: COF, C, HCA, WFC

    There seems to be an emerging trend of finance companies branching out to make up for lackluster lending.  For instance, Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) has been advancing into investment banking services, and now it seems to be moving into healthcare finance.

    Why am I complaining about a new product launch? I am complaining because adding products is different for financial companies. When Apple launches a new product, that should be more »

  • Top 3 Hospital Stocks Well Positioned for Healthcare Reform

    By Anindya Batabyal - February 12, 2013 | Tickers: HCA, HMA, THC

    The healthcare reform law aims to expand insurance coverage to roughly 30 million uninsured Americans. The Affordable Care Act will provide millions of Americans with access to healthcare, creating new revenue streams for companies across the sector. The Act requires every American to acquire health insurance by 2014 or be subjected to a tax. Those who can't afford health insurance will be offered subsidies or Medicaid. With more patients more »

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