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Shares of Kindred Healthcare Rank the Lowest in Terms of P/E Ratio in the Health Care Facilities Industry (KND, HLS, UHS, LPNT, ACHC)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Health Care Facilities industry with the lowest price to earnings (P/E) ratios. P/E is an important valuation tool when comparing companies in the same industry. A higher P/E ratio means that investors are paying more for each unit of net income, so the stock is more expensive compared to one with a lower P/E ratio.

Kindred Healthcare ranks lowest with a a P/E ratio of 10.84. HealthSouth is next with a a P/E ratio of 16.77. Universal Health Services ranks third lowest with a a P/E ratio of 16.82.

LifePoint Hospitals follows with a a P/E ratio of 17.46, and Acadia Healthcare rounds out the bottom five with a a P/E ratio of 20.30.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Universal Health Services on February 10th, 2017 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $116.38. Since that recommendation, shares of Universal Health Services have risen 3.2%. We continue to monitor Universal Health Services for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

Keywords: lowest p/e ratio kindred healthcare healthsouth universal health services Lifepoint Hospitals acadia healthcare

Ticker(s): KND HLS UHS LPNT ACHC