Nobilis Health Corp (NYSE:HLTH) (TSE:NHC) saw a large growth in short interest in December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 7,744,543 shares, a growth of 5.8% from the December 15th total of 7,317,059 shares. Approximately 14.8% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 820,974 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 9.4 days.

Nobilis Health Corp (NYSE:HLTH) opened at 2.40 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average of $2.30 and a 200 day moving average of $2.83. The company has a market cap of $184.50 million and a PE ratio of 4.33. Nobilis Health Corp has a 12 month low of $1.80 and a 12 month high of $4.66.

Nobilis Health Corp (NYSE:HLTH) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 7th. The company reported ($0.04) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.11. The business had revenue of $70.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $65.75 million. The firm’s revenue was up 34.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.14 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts forecast that Nobilis Health Corp will post $0.30 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Rhumbline Advisers increased its stake in Nobilis Health Corp by 88.6% in the second quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 44,997 shares of the company’s stock valued at $100,000 after buying an additional 21,135 shares in the last quarter. Teachers Advisors Inc. increased its stake in Nobilis Health Corp by 43.2% in the second quarter. Teachers Advisors Inc. now owns 86,309 shares of the company’s stock valued at $192,000 after buying an additional 26,017 shares in the last quarter. Globeflex Capital L P acquired a new stake in Nobilis Health Corp during the second quarter valued at $774,000. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. increased its stake in Nobilis Health Corp by 112.5% in the second quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 472,856 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,054,000 after buying an additional 250,311 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Fund Advisors increased its stake in Nobilis Health Corp by 71.4% in the second quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 1,424,287 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,176,000 after buying an additional 593,140 shares in the last quarter.

HLTH has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Nobilis Health Corp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 5th. Canaccord Genuity set a $4.80 price objective on shares of Nobilis Health Corp and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, September 19th. Craig Hallum cut shares of Nobilis Health Corp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and cut their price objective for the stock from $6.00 to $2.00 in a research report on Monday, December 12th. Finally, TheStreet cut shares of Nobilis Health Corp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, November 14th.

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Nobilis Health Corp Company Profile

Nobilis Health Corp. (Nobilis) owns and manages healthcare facilities in the States of Texas and Arizona, consisting primarily of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and acute-care and surgical hospitals. The Company’s segments include Medical Services, Marketing Services and Corporate. The Medical Services segment owns and manages approximately nine healthcare facilities in Texas and Arizona; over four hospitals, and approximately five ambulatory surgery centers.

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