Vanguard Health Systems (VHS) Margin to Benefit from Affordable Care Act

November 29, 2012 9:52 AM EST
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Imperial Capital maintained an Outperform rating on Vanguard Health Systems (NYSE: VHS) and raised its price target to $13.00 (from $12.00).

Analysts said the target increase reflected anticipated positive impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

"The re-election of President Obama and a Democrat-led Senate has greatly increased the probability for significant ACA implementation. Vanguard is a beneficiary of the implementation which we believe will contribute to 50-100bp of margin expansion in CY14," said analyst Jake Hindelong.

Hindelong also expects new facility openings to drive increased volume in 2014.

For an analyst ratings summary and ratings history on Vanguard Health Systems (NYSE: VHS) click here. For more ratings news on Vanguard Health Systems click here.

Shares of Vanguard Health Systems closed at $10.10 yesterday.

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