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Hot On The Charts: Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ANTH), Quorum Health Corporation (QHC)

Hot On The Charts: Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ANTH), Quorum Health Corporation (QHC)

Quorum Health Corporation (QHC) exchanged hands at an unexpectedly low level of 0.92 million shares over the course of the day.

Shares of Quorum Health Corporation (NYSE:QHC) traded down 1.87% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $3.14. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 205,155 shares of the company's stock valued at $850,000 after buying an additional 3,549 shares during the last quarter. The company reported ($0.85) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.49) by $0.36. The firm had revenue of $530.15 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $513.50 million. Quorum Health Corporation had a negative return on equity of 57.09% and a negative net margin of 7.13%. Quorum Health Corporation's quarterly revenue was up.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect that Quorum Health Corporation will post ($1.57) earnings per share for the current year.

Other equities research analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock.

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Quorum Health Corporation (NYSE:QHC) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report published on Saturday, July 22nd. Credit Suisse Group reiterated a "neutral" rating and issued a $3.25 price target (down from $5.00) on shares of Quorum Health Corporation in a research report on Wednesday, May 17th. They issued an "underweight" rating and a $3.00 target price for the company.

Among 8 analysts covering Quorum Health (NYSE:QHC), 0 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have assigned a hold rating to the stock. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, April 5 with "Hold".

Separately, Senior Vice President Shaheed Koury purchased 8,500 stocks of the company's shares in a trade on Early Thur, May 25th. the share was acquired at a consensus price of $3.56 for a share, amounting $30,260.00. after the transaction, the SVP has an ownership of 88,680 stocks in the company, worth at $315,700.80. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. The shares were bought at an average price of $2.85 per share, for a total transaction of $527,250.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the insider now owns 814,139 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,320,296.15. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have bought 197,500 shares of company stock valued at $568,190.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: "Quorum Health Corporation (QHC) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Accern Reports" was reported by Sports Perspectives and is owned by of Sports Perspectives. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. raised its stake in shares of Quorum Health Corporation by 502.3% in the first quarter. L.P. now owns 1,663,181 shares of the company's stock worth $9,048,000 after buying an additional 1,387,064 shares in the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its stake in shares of Quorum Health Corporation by 81.4% in the first quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Quorum Health Corporation by 111.3% in the first quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 859,477 shares of the company's stock worth $4,676,000 after buying an additional 452,671 shares during the period. Acadian Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Quorum Health Corporation by 130.4% in the first quarter. Finally, Ameriprise Financial Inc. boosted its position in Quorum Health Corporation by 1.8% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,318,005 shares of the company's stock worth $5,470,000 after buying an additional 225,717 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 87.88% of the company's stock. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $3.71 and a 200-day moving average of $5.36. The company's market capitalization is $95.15 million.

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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). The Firm operates in two divisions: 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.