Quorum Health Corp (NYSE:QHC)’s share price was down 2.4% during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $6.18 and last traded at $6.18, with a volume of 100,109 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $6.33.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on QHC shares. Morgan Stanley reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Quorum Health Corp in a research note on Thursday, August 11th. Mizuho reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Quorum Health Corp in a research note on Tuesday. Royal Bank Of Canada started coverage on Quorum Health Corp in a research note on Thursday, June 2nd. They set a “sector perform” rating and a $13.00 price target for the company. Susquehanna started coverage on Quorum Health Corp in a research note on Wednesday, June 8th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $11.00 price target for the company. Finally, Avondale Partners started coverage on Quorum Health Corp in a research note on Monday, May 23rd. They set a “market perform” rating and a $14.00 price target for the company. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, Quorum Health Corp currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $10.54.

The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $9.37 and its 200 day moving average price is $10.59. The company’s market cap is $177.51 million.

Quorum Health Corp (NYSE:QHC) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 10th. The company reported ($8.63) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by $8.74. The firm earned $529.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $564.19 million. The business’s revenue was down 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Quorum Health Corp will post ($1.95) EPS for the current year.

In related news, SVP Shaheed Koury bought 8,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 31st. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $13.29 per share, for a total transaction of $106,320.00. Following the acquisition, the senior vice president now directly owns 37,753 shares in the company, valued at approximately $501,737.37. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director William S. Hussey bought 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 15th. The shares were bought at an average price of $5.83 per share, for a total transaction of $29,150.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 53,809 shares in the company, valued at $313,706.47. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

Quorum Health Corporation is an operator and manager of general acute care hospitals and outpatient services in the United States. The Company operates in two segments: Hospital operations, which includes its general acute care hospitals and related healthcare entities that provide inpatient and outpatient healthcare services, and hospital management advisory and consulting services, which includes Quorum Health Resources, LLC (QHR).

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