Nobilis Health Corp (NYSEAMERICAN:HLTH) (TSE:NHC) saw a large growth in short interest during the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 1,707,521 shares, a growth of 3.0% from the December 15th total of 1,657,924 shares. Approximately 3.0% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 562,255 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.0 days.

Nobilis Health (NYSEAMERICAN HLTH) remained flat at $$1.35 during trading on Wednesday. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 194,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 288,567. The firm has a market capitalization of $105.04, a P/E ratio of 11.25 and a beta of -0.82. Nobilis Health has a fifty-two week low of $1.10 and a fifty-two week high of $2.80.

Nobilis Health (NYSEAMERICAN:HLTH) (TSE:NHC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The healthcare company reported $0.01 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.04 by ($0.03). The business had revenue of $64.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $78.29 million. The firm’s revenue was down 8.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned ($0.04) earnings per share.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Sii Investments Inc. WI bought a new stake in Nobilis Health in the second quarter worth $113,000. OxFORD Asset Management LLP bought a new stake in Nobilis Health in the second quarter worth $145,000. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC lifted its stake in Nobilis Health by 130.2% in the second quarter. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC now owns 166,452 shares of the healthcare company’s stock worth $316,000 after purchasing an additional 94,154 shares during the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. bought a new stake in Nobilis Health in the third quarter worth $748,000. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. lifted its stake in Nobilis Health by 404.8% in the second quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 694,871 shares of the healthcare company’s stock worth $1,320,000 after purchasing an additional 557,230 shares during the last quarter.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Nobilis Health from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $1.50 price objective for the company in a report on Saturday, December 30th.

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About Nobilis Health

Nobilis Health Corp. (Nobilis) owns and manages healthcare facilities in the States of Texas and Arizona, consisting primarily of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and acute-care and surgical hospitals. The Company’s segments include Medical Services, Marketing Services and Corporate. The Medical Services segment owns and manages approximately nine healthcare facilities in Texas and Arizona; over four hospitals, and approximately five ambulatory surgery centers.

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