LifePoint Health, Inc., (NASDAQ: LPNT)

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LifePoint Health merging with RCCH Healthcare Partners

LifePoint Health (NASDAQ:LPNT) was downgraded by analysts at William Blair from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, reports. In looking the SMA 200, we see that the stock has seen an 30.61%.The Company's net profit margin for the 12-months at 0.5%.

Lifepoint Health, owners of UP Health System Marquette, Bell and Portage, says they've been sold.

Editor's note: This story was updated to include additional information about LifePoint share prices early Monday afternoon.

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LifePoint shares - down some 27 percent in the past year - jumped almost 34 percent to $64 in premarket trading, $1 shy of Apollo's all-cash offer price.

The stock exchanged hands with 11347296 numbers of shares contrast to its average daily volume of 543.11K shares.

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Market Capitalization/Outstanding Shares/Intraday Volume: The company's Market capitalization is $2.55B with the total Outstanding Shares of 39.22M. The Price to Sales (P/S) of the company is 0.41, while P/B (Price to Book) stands at 1.15. Day traders need to be able to get in and out of a stock quickly and easily, so they will want to trade stocks with high daily volume - typically 1 million shares at absolute minimum.

In the release announcing the merger, Carpenter said LifePoint and RCCH share missions of providing quality health care that is close to home in non-urban communities.

The Average Earnings Estimate for the Current Fiscal quarter is $0.17 per share, according to consensus of 32 analysts. LifePoint Health has a twelve month low of $41.45 and a twelve month high of $66.00.

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The price to Book P/B for NFLX is 35.11, Price to Sale is at 11.8 and for LPNT these ratios stand at 1.15 and 0.41. The Low Revenue estimate is $1.54 Billion, while High Revenue estimate is $1.6 Billion.

RCCH HealthCare Partners and LifePoint Health are both headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee. However, the institutional investors are observed to own N/A of the total shares. The ATR (Average True Range) value is 1.81. Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC purchased a new stake in LifePoint Health during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $211,000.

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The combined hospital system will operate 84 hospitals in largely rural areas across 30 states, with a portfolio including physician practices and outpatient clinics and pro forma 2017 revenues of over $8 billion.

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