Longview Partners Guernsey LTD reduced its position in shares of HCA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HCA) by 1.5% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 9,006,659 shares of the company’s stock after selling 135,540 shares during the period. HCA Holdings makes up 4.6% of Longview Partners Guernsey LTD’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 9th largest position. Longview Partners Guernsey LTD owned 2.26% of HCA Holdings worth $693,603,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Conning Inc. increased its stake in shares of HCA Holdings by 0.4% in the second quarter. Conning Inc. now owns 7,100 shares of the company’s stock worth $547,000 after buying an additional 30 shares in the last quarter. Pitcairn Co. increased its stake in shares of HCA Holdings by 0.3% in the second quarter. Pitcairn Co. now owns 10,972 shares of the company’s stock worth $844,000 after buying an additional 31 shares in the last quarter. NEXT Financial Group Inc increased its stake in shares of HCA Holdings by 1.9% in the second quarter. NEXT Financial Group Inc now owns 3,722 shares of the company’s stock worth $286,000 after buying an additional 70 shares in the last quarter. Breton Hill Capital Ltd. increased its stake in shares of HCA Holdings by 0.6% in the second quarter. Breton Hill Capital Ltd. now owns 12,106 shares of the company’s stock worth $932,000 after buying an additional 71 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Capstone Asset Management Co. increased its stake in shares of HCA Holdings by 2.8% in the second quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 6,173 shares of the company’s stock worth $475,000 after buying an additional 170 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 72.82% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA)

HCA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HCA) traded up 0.09% during midday trading on Monday, reaching $80.39. 2,183,828 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. HCA Holdings Inc. has a 1-year low of $60.07 and a 1-year high of $83.69. The stock has a market cap of $30.44 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.93 and a beta of 0.89. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $75.91 and its 200 day moving average is $77.65.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last issued 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 company earned $10.32 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $10.49 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.37 EPS. HCA Holdings’s revenue was up 4.3% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts anticipate that HCA Holdings Inc. will post $6.58 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. KeyCorp raised shares of HCA Holdings from a “sector weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $94.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday. Evercore ISI assumed coverage on shares of HCA Holdings in a research report on Thursday, September 22nd. They set a “hold” rating and a $89.00 price objective for the company. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of HCA Holdings in a research report on Tuesday, September 6th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of HCA Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $87.00 price objective on shares of HCA Holdings in a research report on Friday, July 29th. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seventeen have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $87.20.

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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