out today maintains it's strong buy with a target of $18. Says that Schoen and Ray are to talk at Merrill conference on the 14th. Earnings are out on the 20th, and HMA will host a luncheon for the investment community the same day. They also have 2 additional LOI outstanding...no mention of any concerns about integration of the new acquisitions. IMO HMA isn't planning to report bad numbers then get beat up at lunch!! Yesterday's price action was clearly disappointing, but yesterday's action reflected a 2 tier market regardless of the DOW's gain (which ain't good overall). However, if Merrill's correct, we've got 50% + on the upside. Long HMA and adding.