Rowan, Tenet: S&P Gainers

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) - Rowan ( RDC) and Tenet Healthcare ( THC) were among the best-performers in the S&P 500 on Thursday.

The index rose 18.86 points, or 1.38% to close at 1,387.57.

Shares of Tenet Healthcare increased 5.31% Thursday to $5.35. The hospital company is getting $84 million from the federal government through a Medicare settlement reached with the health care industry.

Tenet Healthcare shares trade at an estimated price-to-earnings ratio for next year of 8.23X; the average for health care providers is 17.83X. For comparison, Amerigroup ( AGP) has a forward P/E of 13.38X.

Eleven of the 19 analysts who cover Tenet Healthcare rate it at hold. Six analysts give the stock a buy rating and two rate it at sell.

TheStreet Ratings gives Tenet Healthcare a C- grade and hold rating. The stock has risen 4.29% year to date.

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