Sierra Health Rose 29% Last Week - TheStreet

Sierra Health Services

(SIE)

was up more than 29% for the week after posting first-quarter results on Monday well ahead of Wall Street's expectations. The health care services provider reported income from continuing operations of 25 cents a share, almost doubling last year's 13 cents and easily beating the consensus analyst estimate of 18 cents.

Sierra also raised its guidance for the rest of the year, forecasting earnings of $1.02 to $1.05 a share, while analysts were estimating 83 cents.