KeyCorp upgraded shares of HCA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HCA) from a sector weight rating to an overweight rating in a research note published on Thursday morning. The firm currently has $94.00 target price on the stock.

Several other brokerages also recently commented on HCA. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of HCA Holdings from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $89.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 26th. Mizuho reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $102.00 target price on shares of HCA Holdings in a research note on Thursday, July 14th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded shares of HCA Holdings from an overweight rating to a neutral rating and set a $85.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Friday, July 29th. Citigroup Inc. decreased their target price on shares of HCA Holdings from $86.00 to $85.00 and set a neutral rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, July 29th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein assumed coverage on shares of HCA Holdings in a research note on Thursday, June 16th. They issued a market perform rating and a $88.00 target price on the stock. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seventeen have given a buy rating to the stock. HCA Holdings currently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $87.20.

Analyst Recommendations for HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA)

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) traded down 0.12% on Thursday, reaching $80.19. 826,559 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $75.75 and its 200 day moving average price is $77.62. The company has a market cap of $30.36 billion, a PE ratio of 13.90 and a beta of 0.89. HCA Holdings has a 12 month low of $60.07 and a 12 month high of $83.69.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $1.66 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.56 by $0.10. HCA Holdings had a net margin of 5.75% and a negative return on equity of 42.19%. The firm had revenue of $10.32 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.49 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.37 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 4.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts expect that HCA Holdings will post $6.58 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Conning Inc. raised its stake in HCA Holdings by 0.4% in the second quarter. Conning Inc. now owns 7,100 shares of the company’s stock valued at $547,000 after buying an additional 30 shares during the last quarter. Pitcairn Co. raised its stake in HCA Holdings by 0.3% in the second quarter. Pitcairn Co. now owns 10,972 shares of the company’s stock valued at $844,000 after buying an additional 31 shares during the last quarter. Bristlecone Advisors LLC raised its stake in HCA Holdings by 0.9% in the third quarter. Bristlecone Advisors LLC now owns 5,615 shares of the company’s stock valued at $425,000 after buying an additional 50 shares during the last quarter. NEXT Financial Group Inc raised its stake in HCA Holdings by 1.9% in the second quarter. NEXT Financial Group Inc now owns 3,722 shares of the company’s stock valued at $286,000 after buying an additional 70 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Breton Hill Capital Ltd. raised its stake in HCA Holdings by 0.6% in the second quarter. Breton Hill Capital Ltd. now owns 12,106 shares of the company’s stock valued at $932,000 after buying an additional 71 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 72.82% of the company’s stock.

HCA Holdings Company Profile

HCA Holdings, Inc is a healthcare services company. The Company’s segment is operating hospitals and related healthcare entities. The Company operates approximately 168 hospitals, consisting of 164 general, acute care hospitals; three psychiatric hospitals, and one rehabilitation hospital. In addition, the Company operates approximately 116 freestanding surgery centers.

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