July 21, 2017 – By Hazel Jackson
Investors sentiment increased to 2.02 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.87, from 1.15 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 21 investors sold HealthSouth Corp shares while 67 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 112 raised stakes. 88.03 million shares or 7.03% more from 82.25 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
First Limited Partnership reported 0.01% of its portfolio in HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS). Weaver C Barksdale Associate invested 0.03% of its portfolio in HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS). Los Angeles Mgmt & Equity Inc owns 0.02% invested in HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS) for 65,954 shares. Walleye Trading Ltd Liability Corporation invested 0% of its portfolio in HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS). Aqr Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Com holds 68,721 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Credit Suisse Ag holds 184,491 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Alpha Windward Limited Com invested 0.02% in HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS). Sterling Mgmt Ltd Co, a North Carolina-based fund reported 16,551 shares. Texas-based Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas has invested 0% in HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS). 27,160 are owned by Horrell Mgmt Incorporated. Bessemer Grp Inc Inc holds 57,472 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney And Strauss Limited Liability Com, a Texas-based fund reported 1.65M shares. Liberty Mutual Gp Asset Management stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS). Daruma Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 1.41 million shares. 4,000 are owned by Rockefeller Fincl Services Inc.
Wall Street await HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS) to release earnings on July, 31 after the close. Analysts forecast earnings per share of $0.69, exactly $0.00 or 0.00 % from 2014’s $0.69 EPS. The expected HLS’s profit could reach $61.95M giving the stock 16.67 P/E in the case that $0.69 earnings per share is reported. After posting $0.70 EPS for the previous quarter, HealthSouth Corp’s analysts now forecast -1.43 % negative EPS growth. The stock increased 0.46% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $46. About 478,362 shares traded. HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS) has risen 15.04% since July 21, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.66% the S&P500.
HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS) Ratings Coverage
Among 12 analysts covering Healthsouth (NYSE:HLS), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Healthsouth had 21 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, April 29 the stock rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Buy”. The stock of HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, October 31 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, July 5. The rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital to “Underweight” on Monday, June 27. The company was maintained on Monday, July 10 by Mizuho. The rating was maintained by Mizuho on Wednesday, February 22 with “Neutral”. The rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, January 4 with “Neutral”. The stock of HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, February 27. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, July 31 by RBC Capital Markets. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS) rating on Thursday, October 29. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $52 target.
HealthSouth Corporation is a well-known provider of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility and home post-acute services in 35 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies. The company has market cap of $4.13 billion. The Firm manages its activities through divisions, including inpatient rehabilitation, and home health and hospice. It has a 17.5 P/E ratio. It is an owner and operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals.
More notable recent HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS) news were published by: Foxbusiness.com which released: “HealthSouth Raises Dividend By 4.2%” on July 20, 2017, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “HealthSouth Announces Date Of 2017 Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call” published on June 29, 2017, Prnewswire.com published: “HealthSouth Corporation Announces Planned Name Change to Encompass Health …” on July 10, 2017. More interesting news about HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “HealthSouth: Shares Heading North” published on June 28, 2017 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Mackay Shields Llc Buys American Tower Corp, Healthsouth Corp, Wells Fargo …” with publication date: July 13, 2017.
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