Healthsouth Corporation (NYSE:HLS) Sellers Covered 19.09% of Their Shorts

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The stock of Healthsouth Corporation (NYSE:HLS) registered a decrease of 19.09% in short interest. HLS’s total short interest was 4.43 million shares in November as published by FINRA. Its down 19.09% from 5.47M shares, reported previously. With 775,100 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 6 days to cover their HLS’s short positions. The short interest to Healthsouth Corporation’s float is 5.39%. The stock increased 1.25% or $0.44 on November 27, hitting $35.71. HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS) has declined 23.02% since April 27, 2015 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.13% the S&P500.

HealthSouth Corporation is an owner and operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals. The company has a market cap of $3.27 billion. The Company’s inpatient rehabilitation hospitals offer rehabilitative care across an array of diagnoses, which include physical and cognitive disabilities or injuries due to medical conditions, such as strokes, hip fractures, head injuries, spinal cord injuries and a variety of debilitating neurological conditions. It has 20.41 P/E ratio. HealthSouth operates in around 33 states across the United States and in Puerto Rico and serves patients through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies.

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Out of 7 analysts covering Healthsouth (NYSE:HLS), 3 rate it “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 4 “Hold”. This means 43% are positive. Healthsouth was the topic in 8 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the stock on October 29 to “Hold” rating.

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