HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA) Shares Bought by Schroder Investment Management Group
Schroder Investment Management Group increased its stake in shares of HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) by 9.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 999,260 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 89,107 shares during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group owned 0.27% of HCA Holdings worth $86,745,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
Several other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in HCA. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. boosted its holdings in shares of HCA Holdings by 35.1% during the 2nd quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 1,232 shares of the company’s stock worth $107,000 after buying an additional 320 shares during the period. Lee Financial Co bought a new stake in shares of HCA Holdings during the 2nd quarter worth about $125,000. IFP Advisors Inc boosted its holdings in shares of HCA Holdings by 9.4% during the 1st quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 1,605 shares of the company’s stock worth $143,000 after buying an additional 138 shares during the period. Global X Management Co. LLC boosted its holdings in shares of HCA Holdings by 29.9% during the 1st quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 2,162 shares of the company’s stock worth $192,000 after buying an additional 498 shares during the period. Finally, Synovus Financial Corp boosted its holdings in shares of HCA Holdings by 172.6% during the 2nd quarter. Synovus Financial Corp now owns 2,290 shares of the company’s stock worth $200,000 after buying an additional 1,450 shares during the period. 73.77% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Shares of HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA) traded up 0.35% during trading on Thursday, hitting $77.55. 196,107 shares of the stock traded hands. The company has a market cap of $28.01 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.40 and a beta of 0.67. HCA Holdings, Inc. has a 1-year low of $67.00 and a 1-year high of $91.03. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $79.72 and a 200 day moving average of $83.89.
HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.75 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.80 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $10.73 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $10.76 billion. HCA Holdings had a net margin of 6.64% and a negative return on equity of 48.08%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.66 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts predict that HCA Holdings, Inc. will post $7.18 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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In related news, insider Michael S. Cuffe sold 2,150 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $84.86, for a total value of $182,449.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, insider Jonathan B. Perlin sold 71,063 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $86.00, for a total transaction of $6,111,418.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 77,513 shares of company stock worth $6,651,455 over the last ninety days. 2.90% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
Several analysts recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of HCA Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 5th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of HCA Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, July 14th. Citigroup Inc. cut their price objective on shares of HCA Holdings from $89.00 to $87.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. Leerink Swann raised shares of HCA Holdings from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and boosted their price objective for the company from $92.00 to $100.00 in a report on Tuesday, June 6th. Finally, Argus cut their price objective on shares of HCA Holdings from $100.00 to $93.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Monday, August 14th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $92.81.
About HCA Holdings
HCA Healthcare, Inc, formerly HCA Holdings, Inc, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates hospitals and related healthcare entities. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated in two geographically organized groups, including the National and American Groups. As of December 31, 2016, the National Group included 84 hospitals, which were located in Alaska, California, Florida, southern Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, northern Kentucky, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Utah and Virginia.
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