Press coverage about LifePoint Health (NASDAQ:LPNT) has trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. LifePoint Health earned a coverage optimism score of 0.39 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.8926325734299 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Several research analysts have recently commented on the company. Mizuho set a $65.00 price objective on LifePoint Health and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 23rd. BMO Capital Markets boosted their price objective on LifePoint Health from $62.00 to $65.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 24th. ValuEngine raised LifePoint Health from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 24th. Zacks Investment Research lowered LifePoint Health from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 16th. Finally, BidaskClub raised LifePoint Health from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, May 4th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $58.73.
NASDAQ:LPNT opened at $64.40 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $2.50 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.74, a PEG ratio of 1.34 and a beta of 0.71. LifePoint Health has a 1-year low of $41.45 and a 1-year high of $65.35. The company has a quick ratio of 1.63, a current ratio of 1.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.27.
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 in the United States. Its hospitals provide a range of medical and surgical services, such as general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, emergency room care, radiology, oncology, diagnostic care, coronary care, rehabilitation, and pediatric, as well as specialized services, including open-heart surgery, skilled nursing, psychiatric care, and neuro-surgery.
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