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Lifepoint Hospitals misses expectations in 2Q

Nashville Business Journal, August 10, 2009

LifePoint Hospitals' earnings fell 5% in the second quarter compared to the same period a year ago, and the stock is trading lower this morning after missing analysts' estimates. The Brentwood, TN-based community hospital owner reported net income of $26.3 million, or 49 cents per diluted share, in the quarter ended June 30, compared to $27.8 million, or 52 cents per diluted share, in the year-ago period.