NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Gentiva Health Services (GTIV) shares are up 1.6% to $16.07 in pre-market trading on Monday after Kindred Healthcare  (KND) increased its offer for a 14.9% stake in the company to $16 per share from $14.50 per share.

Kindred, the Kentucky based long-term healthcare provider, initially made a bid for approximately $533 million in May for Gentiva, which the company turned down. Kindred has stated that it will not increase its bid for the company again unless Gentiva agrees to negotiate and show that the company is worth more.

Kindred shares are flat in pre-market trading today.

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