Health Management Associates, Inc.

  • 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 »

  • Is This the Last Tie-Up in the Hospital Sector?

    By Robert Hanley - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: CYH, HMA, SEM

    The top hospital operators have been active lately in the M&A market, as they try to catch number one hospital operator HCA Holdings. Tenet Healthcare offered to acquire Vanguard Health Systems in June 2013 to gain operating scale, adding facilities with over 7,000 beds. Not to be outdone, Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH) offered to acquire smaller competitor Health Management Associates (NYSE: HMA) in July 2013, adding over 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 »

  • Make Healthy Profits From This Healthcare Company

    By Awais Iqbal - August 4, 2013 | Tickers: CYH, HMA, LPNT

    The Affordable Care Act is all set to come into force from January 2014. The law ensures that hard working, middle class families get the security they deserve by making health insurance a compulsion while at the same time, protecting Americans from the worst insurance company abuses by restricting them from charging higher premiums. 

    Foreseeing the immediate rise in demand for hospital services after the Act becomes effective, hospitals are 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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  • What does the new act hold for healthcare Service providers

    By Hussain Asghar - July 25, 2013 | Tickers: CYH, HMA, THC

    Less than six months remain in the major reforms of the Affordable Care Act becoming effective. These reforms will be the biggest overhaul of the US healthcare segment since the enactment of Medicare and Medicaid more than half a century ago. The new act is expected to focus on providing cost effective services which will reduce the rising healthcare spending. At the same time, it will also increase the number more »

  • Finding Alpha Amongst Obamacare

    By Marshall Hargrave - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: HMA, THC, TMO

    How to invest for Obamacare was one of the topics this year at CNBC's Delivering Alpha conference. A number of top hedge fund managers chimed in to provide investors with their alpha-driven stock picks. Most notably, Larry Robbins, founder of Glenview Capital, touted his best ways to play the industry. He's making big bets on hospitals. 
    Robbins notes that these companies operate in a very stable and defensive more »
  • Obamacare Delays: Investors in Healthcare Beware

    By Kyle Colona - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: AET, HMA, JNJ, THC, UNH

    Key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) have been delayed, and investors in the health care sector should get a second opinion.

    Obamacare was originally planned to kick in next year. But the White House recently announced the mandate for covered employers to provide health insurance has been delayed until 2015. There are far reaching economic impacts of this new twist far more important than the chatter of more »

  • Hedge Funds Have Been Buying These Stocks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 17, 2013 | Tickers: ASPS, HMA, PDCE, NX, RNR

    There are a number of ways to keep up with stock picks from hedge funds and other major investors. Investors can get a fairly comprehensive look at their long portfolio several weeks after the end of each quarter, when hedge funds file 13Fs with the SEC, and we have found that the included information can be use to develop investing strategies (for example, the most popular small cap stocks among more »

  • Glenview Capital Bets More on This Healthcare Stock

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 14, 2013 | Tickers: HMA, LPNT, THC

    Larry Robbins’ Glenview Capital has filed a 13D regarding a position of nearly 38 million shares in Health Management Associates (NYSE: HMA), a manager of hospitals primarily located in rural areas in the southern United States. Glenview has been a major shareholder in the company for some time; for example, at the beginning of this year, it owned about 35 million shares according to its 13F filing, making it one 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 »

  • Hedge Fund Glenview Capital’s Small-Cap Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 23, 2013 | Tickers: CYH, FLEX, HMA, THC, URS

    We track quarterly 13F filings from hedge funds and other notable investors for a variety of purposes. For one, we can use the information to develop investing strategies; for example, our research has indicated that the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds generate an average excess return of 18 percentage points per year. We can also see individual managers’ picks in a number of areas, including each one more »

  • 3 Stocks Insiders Love

    By Mohsin Saeed - March 25, 2013 | Tickers: HMA, NAV

    There is still a lot of uncertainty in our financial markets due to general macroeconomic weaknesses. Consumer markets have been severely affected by the global recession and it is pretty difficult to asses the true long term value of any stock. There is a simplistic solution to assessing the future potential of a stock, however, and that is insider trades. In the last few months, the following companies have seen more »

  • Multi-Billion Dollar Hedge Fund Bullish in All the Right Ways

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - March 10, 2013 | Tickers: FLEX, HMA

    Hedge funds and other notable investors have filed their 13Fs for the fourth quarter of 2012, disclosing many of their long equity positions as of the end of December. While the portfolios are from several weeks ago, there are still a few ways for investors to use this information. We have found, for example, that the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds outperformed the market by 18 percentage 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 »

  • Top Stocks With Significant Insider Buying

    By Alex Bastardas - January 23, 2013 | Tickers: HMA, NCT, SIRI

    Analysis on three stocks with recent insider buying

  • Is This The Next Big Energy Firm You Should Invest In?

    By Brian Gorban - January 4, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, FRFHF.PK, HMA, SD

    As the financial markets continue to be volatile, finding ways to outperform the market is much easier said than done. However, one screening tool that has proven to be effective in determining if a stock is going to move higher is insider buying, for one simple reason: they buy stocks, just like us, to make more money. In addition, insiders arguably have the best view of the company, being a more »

  • Hedge Funds Bought Tripadvisor and These Other Stocks Recently

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - December 28, 2012 | Tickers: MDRX, HMA, HCLP, SCTY, TRIP

    We have been tracking recent 13D and 13G filings to see some of the stocks that various hedge funds are buying to get ready for 2013--at least those where the fund has taken a large enough stake to report a position. Investors can’t invest in every single stock that any hedge fund in our coverage universe is buying, but this list of stock picks can still be useful to more »

  • These Five Stocks Had Insiders Buy Shares

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - December 17, 2012 | Tickers: AYR, FBHS, FRAN, HMA, CLX

    Sales of stock by insiders can indicate that the insiders are negative about the company’s prospects, but not always; it is rational to diversify, and if an insider already depends on a company for a portion of their income it can make sense to sell, even if they have neutral feelings about the stock. Purchases by insiders are another story. The same logic explaining why insiders might sell even more »

  • An Insider Bought Health Management Associates

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - December 15, 2012 | Tickers: HCA, HMA, LPNT, THC, UHS

    According to a filing with the SEC, a Senior Vice President at Health Management Associates (NYSE: HMA) bought 10,000 shares of the company’s stock on Dece. 10 at an average price of $7.76 per share. Health Management Associates is an operator of hospitals, with a concentration in the southern U.S. and has a market capitalization of $2.1 billion. We like to track insider purchases because more »

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