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NEW YORK, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HCA), Express Scripts Inc. (NASDAQ: ESRX), Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC), Quest Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE: DGX) and Endo International PLC (NASDAQ: ENDP). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at:

HCA Holdings, Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 25, 2014, shares of the HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA) rose 5.76% to end the trading session at $53.44. Wall Street Journal reported on April 25, 2014 that hospital shares moved up after two healthcare operators reported a better-than-expected impact from health-care reform. According to the article, two operators - Universal Health Services Inc. and LifePoint Hospitals Inc. - announced a positive impact of Medicaid expansion on their earnings driving down self-pay patients. The article further stated that shares of other healthcare service providers also rose on April 25, 2014 due to the positive impact from the health-care reform. HCA will host its Q1 2014 earnings call on April 29, 2014 at 9:00 am CT (10:00 am ET). The full analyst notes on HCA are available to download free of charge at:

Express Scripts Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 18, 2014, Express Scripts Inc. (Express Scripts) announced that it has been awarded the 7-year TRICARE Pharmacy Program, Fourth Generation (TPharm4) contract catering to nearly 10 million beneficiaries by the U.S. Department of Defense. The Company informed that the contract will include administering a retail pharmacy network, operating the TRICARE Mail Order Pharmacy and providing specialty pharmacy services with effect from May 1, 2015. Express Scripts' technical and administrative services are expected to expand under the TPharm4 contract, as the Company will serve the pharmacy needs of the military worldwide, comprising Military Treatment Facilities amongst others. The full analyst notes on Express Scripts are available to download free of charge at:

Tenet Healthcare Corp. Analyst Notes
On April 25, 2014, shares of Tenet Healthcare Corp.'s (Tenet) gained a whopping 9.13%, closing the trading session at $46.12 on high volumes. During the session, the Company's shares opened at $43.88 and fluctuated in the range of $43.68 - $46.49. According to an article on the Wall Street Journal, the Company's shares rose in response to the better-than-expected impact from health-care reform on earnings, reported by two healthcare operators. A total of 5.47 million shares changed hands during the session. Tenet is due to release its Q1 2014 financial results on May 5, 2014, after the market close. The full analyst notes on Tenet are available to download free of charge at:

Quest Diagnostics Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 24, 2014, shares of Quest Diagnostics Inc. (Quest Diagnostics) fell 2.94% to end the trading session at $55.58 after the Company reported Q1 2014 earnings, which missed analysts' estimates. The Company posted a decline of 2.3% YoY in its net revenues to $1.7 billion for Q1 2014. Net income came in at $104 million, or $0.72 per diluted share, as compared to $136 million, or $0.86 per diluted share, in Q1 2013. Q1 2014 adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations was $0.84, versus $0.89 in 2013. According to Quest Diagnostics, adjusted diluted EPS was adversely impacted by approximately $0.11 due to unseasonably harsh winter. Analysts at Thomson Reuters had expected the Company to report earnings of $0.88 per share, on an average, for Q1 2014. Steve Rusckowski, President and CEO said that the Company will show positive revenue growth beginning Q2 2014. The full analyst notes on Quest Diagnostics are available to download free of charge at:

Endo International PLC Analyst Notes
On April 24, 2014, Endo International PLC (Endo) announced that its affiliates have acquired worldwide rights to Sumavel® DosePro® (sumatriptan injection) for subcutaneous use, a needle-free delivery system for sumatriptan, from Zogenix, Inc. for an upfront payment of $85 million and rights to additional cash payments contingent upon achieving certain commercial milestones. Sumavel DosePro is a prescription medicine given with a needle-free delivery system to treat adults who have been diagnosed with acute migraine or cluster headaches. Rajiv De Silva, President and CEO of Endo, said, "We are focused on completing a seamless transition of commercial support for this currently marketed product that will leverage our existing commercial expertise in pain and migraine management and the current infrastructure of our branded pharmaceuticals business overall." The Company expects this addition to be immediately accretive to adjusted diluted EPS. In addition, the product will be commercialized by current Endo Branded Pharmaceutical team. The full analyst notes on Endo are available to download free of charge at:

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