Aperio Group LLC increased its position in LifePoint Health Inc (NASDAQ:LPNT) by 26.9% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 22,456 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 4,767 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC’s holdings in LifePoint Health were worth $1,508,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its position in shares of LifePoint Health by 1.2% in the first quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 179,286 shares of the company’s stock valued at $11,743,000 after buying an additional 2,100 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of LifePoint Health by 3.8% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 3,266,963 shares of the company’s stock valued at $213,986,000 after buying an additional 120,201 shares during the last quarter. Profit Investment Management LLC boosted its position in shares of LifePoint Health by 34.4% in the first quarter. Profit Investment Management LLC now owns 38,060 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,493,000 after buying an additional 9,732 shares during the last quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. boosted its position in shares of LifePoint Health by 4.2% in the first quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 1,725,943 shares of the company’s stock valued at $113,049,000 after buying an additional 68,886 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Clinton Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of LifePoint Health during the first quarter valued at about $265,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 99.27% of the company’s stock.

LifePoint Health Inc (NASDAQ:LPNT) traded up 2.52% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $58.90. 362,902 shares of the stock were exchanged. The company has a 50 day moving average of $63.19 and a 200 day moving average of $62.78. The firm has a market cap of $2.36 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.19 and a beta of 0.86. LifePoint Health Inc has a 12-month low of $50.60 and a 12-month high of $70.95.

LifePoint Health (NASDAQ:LPNT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 1st. The company reported $0.96 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.90 by $0.06. LifePoint Health had a return on equity of 7.52% and a net margin of 2.88%. The business had revenue of $1.59 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.64 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.69 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up .2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts anticipate that LifePoint Health Inc will post $4.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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LPNT has been the topic of several recent research reports. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $77.00 target price on shares of LifePoint Health in a report on Wednesday, July 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of LifePoint Health from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $75.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of LifePoint Health from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 30th. Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on shares of LifePoint Health in a report on Tuesday, June 6th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $65.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Barclays PLC increased their target price on shares of LifePoint Health from $58.00 to $60.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Monday, May 1st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $66.18.

In other news, Chairman William F. Carpenter III sold 17,653 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.06, for a total transaction of $1,148,504.18. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 439,841 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $28,616,055.46. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Chairman William F. Carpenter III sold 82,347 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.15, for a total value of $5,282,560.05. Following the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 504,535 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $32,365,920.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 7.28% of the company’s stock.

About LifePoint Health

LifePoint Health, Inc, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates community hospitals, regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers and post-acute facilities. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated 72 hospital campuses in 22 states, having a total of 9,424 licensed beds. It offers a range of general and specialized healthcare services to patients through a network of hospitals and outpatient facilities.

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