BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Hospital operators, Five Prime, Transition
(For faster updates on individual market-movers, Eikon users please use search string "STXBZ US"; for the Day Ahead newsletter, link.reuters.com/mex49s; for the Morning News Call newsletter, link.reuters.com/nex49s) U.S. stocks opened higher on Thursday, after two days of losses, as investors assessed economic data and earnings reports from major banks. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 0.33 percent at 16,979.97, the S&P 500 was up 0.42 percent at 2,002.64 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 0.71 percent at 4,816.73.
** HCA HOLDINGS INC, $70.59, -7.14 pct
** TENET HEALTHCARE CORP, $33.14, -5.42 pct
** COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS INC, $38.65, -7.27 pct
** UNIVERSAL HEALTH SERVICES INC, $120.75, -4.39 pct
** LIFEPOINT HEALTH INC, $70.265, -4.44 pct
** UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC, $116.79, -4.33 pct
HCA, the largest for-profit U.S. hospital operator, estimated third-quarter profit that fell short of analysts' expectation, hurt by higher labor costs and less favorable payer mix. Continued...