Universal Health, Tenet, HCA Holdings Take New Highs
Hospital stocks pounded out new highs Tuesday as investors continue to anticipate next year's implementation of Affordable Care Act rules. IBD's Medical-Hospitals industry group, ranked No. 6 in Tuesday's IBD, holds 11 operators of hospitals and other medical facilities. Those -- especially the operators of hospitals designed for short-care treatment of injury or illness -- called acute care facilities, are seen as key beneficiaries of the ACA.