Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC raised its stake in HCA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HCA) by 29.9% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 775,914 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 178,792 shares during the period. HCA Holdings comprises approximately 1.3% of Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 13th largest position. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC owned about 0.20% of HCA Holdings worth $59,753,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Acrospire Investment Management LLC increased its stake in HCA Holdings by 35.7% in the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,900 shares of the company’s stock valued at $146,000 after buying an additional 500 shares during the period. Advisor Partners LLC purchased a new stake in HCA Holdings during the second quarter valued at about $224,000. Bremer Trust National Association purchased a new stake in HCA Holdings during the second quarter valued at about $239,000. Shelton Capital Management purchased a new stake in HCA Holdings during the second quarter valued at about $270,000. Finally, Parametrica Management Ltd purchased a new stake in HCA Holdings during the second quarter valued at about $273,000. Institutional investors own 71.43% of the company’s stock.

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

Shares of HCA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HCA) opened at 69.58 on Monday. HCA Holdings Inc. has a 52-week low of $60.07 and a 52-week high of $83.69. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $76.96 and a 200-day moving average price of $77.41. The company has a market cap of $26.07 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.01 and a beta of 0.79.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 27th. The company reported $1.61 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.42 by $0.19. The company earned $10.27 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $10.41 billion. HCA Holdings had a negative return on equity of 43.65% and a net margin of 6.10%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.17 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that HCA Holdings Inc. will post $6.71 earnings per share for the current year.

Several analysts recently issued reports on HCA shares. Mizuho restated a “buy” rating and issued a $97.00 price target (down from $102.00) on shares of HCA Holdings in a research note on Friday, July 29th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded HCA Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $89.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, July 26th. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of HCA Holdings in a research note on Tuesday, September 6th. Credit Suisse Group AG restated a “buy” rating and issued a $87.00 price target on shares of HCA Holdings in a research note on Friday, July 29th. Finally, Evercore ISI began coverage on HCA Holdings in a research note on Thursday, September 22nd. They issued a “hold” rating and a $89.00 price target for the company. Ten research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and sixteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. HCA Holdings currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $87.80.

In related news, insider Michael S. Cuffe sold 2,150 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $79.41, for a total transaction of $170,731.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider A Bruce Moore, Jr. sold 167,967 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $73.65, for a total value of $12,370,769.55. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 207,682 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $15,295,779.30. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 3.10% of the company’s stock.

About HCA Holdings

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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