Blue Sky Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPNT) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor acquired 11,040 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $741,000.

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of LPNT. LS Investment Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of LifePoint Health by 43.7% in the second quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 1,785 shares of the company’s stock worth $120,000 after buying an additional 543 shares in the last quarter. US Bancorp DE boosted its stake in shares of LifePoint Health by 1.6% in the first quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 1,931 shares of the company’s stock worth $127,000 after buying an additional 30 shares in the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its stake in shares of LifePoint Health by 18.7% in the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 1,946 shares of the company’s stock worth $128,000 after buying an additional 306 shares in the last quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas acquired a new stake in shares of LifePoint Health during the first quarter worth about $210,000. Finally, Regent Investment Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of LifePoint Health during the first quarter worth about $230,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 99.59% of the company’s stock.

Shares of LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ LPNT) traded up 1.14% on Friday, hitting $57.45. 436,008 shares of the stock were exchanged. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $61.96 and a 200-day moving average price of $62.71. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.30 billion, a PE ratio of 12.86 and a beta of 0.86. LifePoint Health, Inc. has a one year low of $50.60 and a one year high of $70.95.

LifePoint Health (NASDAQ:LPNT) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The company reported $0.96 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.90 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $1.59 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.64 billion. LifePoint Health had a net margin of 2.61% and a return on equity of 7.40%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up .2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.69 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that LifePoint Health, Inc. will post $4.07 earnings per share for the current year.

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A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Leerink Swann upgraded shares of LifePoint Health from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from $73.00 to $74.00 in a report on Tuesday, June 6th. BidaskClub cut shares of LifePoint Health from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, July 8th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $77.00 target price on shares of LifePoint Health in a research report on Wednesday, July 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of LifePoint Health from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $75.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. Finally, TheStreet lowered shares of LifePoint Health from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $66.18.

In other LifePoint Health news, Chairman William F. Carpenter III sold 82,347 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $64.15, for a total transaction of $5,282,560.05. Following the sale, the chairman now directly owns 504,535 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $32,365,920.25. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Chairman William F. Carpenter III sold 17,653 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on 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 sale, the chairman now directly owns 439,841 shares in the company, valued at $28,616,055.46. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 7.28% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for LifePoint Health (NASDAQ:LPNT)

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