LPNT: LifePoint operates general acute care hospitals in non-urban communities in the United States.
Closing Price: 34.68
52-Week Price Range: 27.89-39.61
Risk: You need to further evaluate LPNT thoroughly. Well-informed, you decide what to do. Remember that there is risk of loss in all trading. I don’t own any LPNT shares. Here are the pluses and minuses.
+ Beta: 0.97
– Debt: 1,355.8 million
– Dividend: LPNY does not presently pay a dividend.
+ Earnings: For the third quarter of 2010, the mean consensus from 23 analysts ranged from $0.57 to $0.72 earnings per share with an estimate of $0.65. The earning-per-share estimate increased by 10.22% from the third quarter of 2009.
+ Free Cash Flow: 3.41
+ Standard & Poor’s Rating: 3-star
+ PE: 14.70 using the 3-year PE
+ Price/Book Ratio: 1.00
+ Price/Sales Ratio: 0.61
+ Sales: 3,068.7 million in trailing 12-month sales