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Tale of the Tape

HEALTHSOUTH Corp. (HLS - Snapshot Report) was a big mover last session, as the company saw its shares rise more than 6% on the day. The move came on solid volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This breaks the recent trend of the company, as the stock is now trading above the volatile price range of $35.81 to $37.64 over the past one-month time frame.

None of the estimates for this stock were revised in the past 30 days. The Zacks Consensus Estimate also remained unchanged over the same time frame. The recent price action is encouraging though, so make sure to keep a close watch on this firm in the near future.

HEALTHSOUTH carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold), while its Earnings ESP is positive.

However, some better-ranked stocks in the health care sector include Chemed Corp. (CHE - Snapshot Report), Amedisys Inc. (AMED) and AmSurg Corp. (AMSG - Analyst Report). While Chemed sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), Amedisys and AmSurg carry a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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