HCA Holdings Inc. (HCA) Insider Sells $12,370,769.55 in Stock
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.
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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