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Allscripts Said to Hire Citigroup to Explore Company Sale

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc., a provider of electronic health records, climbed as much as 6.3 percent on the possibility the company will sell itself to a private equity buyer.

Allscripts gained 5.5 percent to $13.10 at 9:37 a.m. New York time. The shares of the Chicago-based company rose 14 percent on Sept. 28 after Bloomberg News, citing people familiar with the matter, reported that Citigroup Inc. was hired by Allscripts to explore a sale.