Barclays Maintains an 'Overweight' on Vanguard Health Systems (VHS); Review of Meetings with Management

November 16, 2011 1:04 PM EST
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Barclays maintains an 'Overweight' on Vanguard Health Systems (NYSE: VHS) price target of $18.00.

Barclays analyst says, "Barclays Capital Key Takeaways: 1) With significant headwinds to government reimbursement, the company remains focused on advocacy; 2) VHS believes that it can offset some of the pressures through operating improvements at other facilities; 3) Vanguard's volume growth has been strong despite the low utilization environment; 4) The recently completed Valley Baptist acquisition will likely weigh on margins but should benefit margins in the future; and 5) We view the opportunity to expand margins in the Detroit Medical Center as both a near term and long term opportunity."

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Shares of Vanguard Health Systems closed at $9.06 yesterday.

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