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Pre-Market Commentary: Health Management Associates, HCA Holdings, Tenet Healthcare, and Universal Health Services

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LONDON, December 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --


On Friday, December 13, 2013, the U.S. equity market edged higher. The S&P 500 ended the day at 1,775.32, down 0.01%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 15,755.36, up 0.10%; and the NASDAQ Composite finished at 4,000.98, up 0.06%. The S&P 500 Health Care Sector Index closed the session at 621.05, up 0.04%; while the S&P 500 Health Care Facilities Sub Industry Index edged 0.20% lower to close the day at 297.37. The S&P 500 Health Care Facilities Sub Industry Index has fallen by 0.93% in the previous three months, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 4.58% during the same period. The major movers in the industry included Health Management Associates Inc. (NYSE: HMA), HCA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HCA), Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC), and Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE: UHS). All these companies are tracked by AAAResearchReports.com. Download free technical analysis and charting reports on HMA, HCA, THC, and UHS now at:

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On Friday, shares in Health Management Associates Inc. fell 0.31%, closing the day at $12.96, after oscillating between $12.95 and $13.06 during the trading session. A total of 2.10 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 4.53 million. Despite Friday's pullback, the company's shares have gained 1.33% in the previous three months, compared to a gain of 4.58% in the S&P 500, during the same period. Additionally, Health Management Associates Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day moving average of $12.94. Download free research on HMA today by registering at:

http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/HMA121613.pdf

HCA Holdings Inc.'s stock advanced on Friday as the broader market edged higher. The company's shares ended the day 1.10% higher at $46.83, after trading between $46.31 and $47.07. A total of 1.65 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 3.48 million. The company's shares have gained 3.91% in the last one month and 16.23% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has fallen by 1.27% and has gained 4.58%, during the respective periods. Further, HCA Holdings Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $46.19 and $40.75, respectively. Sign up and have access to our free report on HCA at:

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Tenet Healthcare Corp.'s stock edged lower on Friday, to finish the day at $40.34, down 0.20% from the previous day's closing price of $40.42. The company's shares fluctuated between $40.32 and $40.87 during the trading session. A total of 1.02 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.83 million. Despite Friday's losses, the company's shares have gained 0.30% in the previous three months, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 4.58%, during the same period. Moreover, Tenet Healthcare Corp.'s stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $44.15 and $43.60, respectively. Sign up and read the complimentary report on THC at:

http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/THC121613.pdf

On Friday, shares in Universal Health Services Inc. finished the day at $81.33, which is 0.49% higher than the previous day's closing price of $80.93. The company's shares vacillated between $80.50 and $81.78 during the trading session. The company's shares have gained 2.43% in the last one month and 13.43% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has fallen by 1.27% and has gained 4.58%, during the respective periods. Furthermore, Universal Health Services Inc.'s stock is trading near its 52-week high of $83.83 and above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $80.03 and $70.45, respectively. The free report on UHS can be downloaded by signing up now at:

http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/UHS121613.pdf

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