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Lowest Projected Earnings Growth in the Health Care Facilities Industry Detected in Shares of Healthsouth Corp (HLS, HCA, SCAI, UHS, WOOF)

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the Health Care Facilities industry with the lowest projected earnings growth. The growth of earnings per share (current fiscal year estimated vs. last year actual) is important to gauge future profitability and relative value. Higher EPS growth generally justifies higher earnings multiples.

Healthsouth Corp ranks lowest with a projected earnings growth of 1.0%. Hca Healthcare I is next with a projected earnings growth of 7.1%. Surgical Care Af ranks third lowest with a projected earnings growth of 9.0%.

Universal Hlth-B follows with a projected earnings growth of 9.2%, and Vca Inc rounds out the bottom five with a projected earnings growth of 13.0%.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Vca Inc on December 13th, 2016 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $65.11. Since that recommendation, shares of Vca Inc have risen 42.3%. We continue to monitor Vca Inc for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

Keywords: lowest projected earnings growth healthsouth corp hca healthcare i surgical care af universal hlth-b vca inc

Ticker(s): HLS HCA SCAI UHS WOOF