HCA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HCA) SVP Christopher F. Wyatt sold 3,152 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $79.00, for a total value of $249,008.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 7,558 shares in the company, valued at $597,082. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

HCA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HCA) opened at 72.06 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $27.00 billion, a PE ratio of 11.41 and a beta of 0.79. HCA Holdings Inc. has a 52 week low of $60.07 and a 52 week high of $83.69. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $77.15 and a 200-day moving average price of $77.48.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 27th. The company reported $1.61 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.42 by $0.19. The company had revenue of $10.27 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $10.41 billion. HCA Holdings had a net margin of 6.10% and a negative return on equity of 43.65%. HCA Holdings’s revenue was up 4.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.17 EPS. On average, equities analysts predict that HCA Holdings Inc. will post $6.72 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA)

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of HCA. Redwood Investments LLC boosted its stake in HCA Holdings by 24.6% in the second quarter. Redwood Investments LLC now owns 292,664 shares of the company’s stock worth $22,538,000 after buying an additional 57,801 shares during the period. DUPONT CAPITAL MANAGEMENT Corp boosted its stake in shares of HCA Holdings by 7.1% in the second quarter. DUPONT CAPITAL MANAGEMENT Corp now owns 239,421 shares of the company’s stock worth $18,438,000 after buying an additional 15,913 shares during the last quarter. First Republic Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of HCA Holdings by 16.9% in the first quarter. First Republic Investment Management Inc. now owns 194,123 shares of the company’s stock worth $15,152,000 after buying an additional 28,011 shares during the last quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of HCA Holdings by 48.2% in the second quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 80,294 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,183,000 after buying an additional 26,114 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Eachwin Capital LP acquired a new stake in shares of HCA Holdings during the first quarter worth about $550,000. 72.98% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Several research firms recently issued reports on HCA. Zacks Investment Research upgraded HCA Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $89.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 26th. Evercore ISI began coverage on HCA Holdings in a report on Thursday, September 22nd. They set a “hold” rating and a $89.00 target price on the stock. Avondale Partners lowered HCA Holdings from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday. Wolfe Research began coverage on HCA Holdings in a report on Tuesday, October 25th. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered HCA Holdings from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $85.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Friday, July 29th. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seventeen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. HCA Holdings has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $87.80.

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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