HCA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HCA) insider A Bruce Moore, Jr. sold 167,967 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $73.65, for a total value of $12,370,769.55. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 207,682 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $15,295,779.30. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link.

HCA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HCA) opened at 71.94 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $26.95 billion, a PE ratio of 11.39 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 firm’s 50 day moving average price is $76.96 and its 200-day moving average price is $77.41.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 27th. The company reported $1.61 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.42 by $0.19. HCA Holdings had a negative return on equity of 43.65% and a net margin of 6.10%. The company earned $10.27 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.41 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.17 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts forecast that HCA Holdings Inc. will post $6.71 EPS for the current year.

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

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in HCA. Nuveen Asset Management LLC increased its stake in shares of HCA Holdings by 240.8% in the first quarter. Nuveen Asset Management LLC now owns 80,095 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,251,000 after buying an additional 56,595 shares during the period. Invictus RG increased its stake in shares of HCA Holdings by 21.9% in the first quarter. Invictus RG now owns 2,156 shares of the company’s stock valued at $168,000 after buying an additional 388 shares during the period. National Pension Service increased its stake in shares of HCA Holdings by 4.3% in the first quarter. National Pension Service now owns 190,937 shares of the company’s stock valued at $14,903,000 after buying an additional 7,914 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of HCA Holdings by 34.8% in the first quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 32,829 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,562,000 after buying an additional 8,467 shares during the period. Finally, Clark Capital Management Group Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of HCA Holdings during the first quarter valued at about $3,115,000. Institutional investors own 71.43% of the company’s stock.

Several research firms recently weighed in on HCA. Zacks Investment Research raised HCA Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $81.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of HCA Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, August 10th. RBC Capital Markets reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $95.00 price objective (up from $88.00) on shares of HCA Holdings in a research note on Friday, October 28th. Credit Suisse Group AG reissued a “buy” rating and set a $87.00 price target on shares of HCA Holdings in a research report on Friday, July 29th. Finally, Wolfe Research began coverage on HCA Holdings in a research report on Tuesday, October 25th. They set an “outperform” rating for the company. Nine analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seventeen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. HCA Holdings presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $87.43.

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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