Analysts at Barclays Capital on Friday updated their price targets for most players in the hospital sector. Their views on Community Health Systems and Vanguard Health Systems are constructive: They lifted CHS' target to $36 from $32 — the stock (Ticker: CYH) closed Friday at $32.27 — and gave their Vanguard (Ticker: VHS) target a bump to $16 from $15, leaving investors almost 30 percent of upside. But their outlook for shares of LifePoint Hospitals is nowhere near as rosy. They see the stock (Ticker: LPNT) giving up the gains it has made in the past month and going back to $36 from around $40.
SEE ALSO: Our note on Barclays' initiation of LifePoint last fall with a $44 price target