HCA Holdings’ (HCA) “Buy” Rating Reaffirmed at KeyCorp
A number of other research firms have also issued reports on HCA. Robert W. Baird reduced their target price on HCA Holdings from $95.00 to $93.00 and set an outperform rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. ValuEngine lowered HCA Holdings from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday. Argus initiated coverage on HCA Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th. They issued a buy rating and a $100.00 target price on the stock. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $95.00 target price on shares of HCA Holdings in a research note on Wednesday. Finally, Bank of America Corporation lowered HCA Holdings from a buy rating to a neutral rating and reduced their target price for the company from $102.00 to $92.00 in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $92.88.
Shares of HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) traded up 0.67% during trading on Thursday, hitting $76.88. The stock had a trading volume of 1,313,837 shares. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $79.46 and a 200 day moving average price of $83.83. HCA Holdings has a 12 month low of $67.00 and a 12 month high of $91.03. The company has a market cap of $27.77 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.31 and a beta of 0.67.
HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.80 by $0.05. HCA Holdings had a net margin of 6.64% and a negative return on equity of 48.08%. The company had revenue of $10.73 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $10.76 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.66 EPS. HCA Holdings’s quarterly revenue was up 4.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts expect that HCA Holdings will post $7.19 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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In other news, insider Jonathan B. Perlin sold 71,063 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $86.00, for a total transaction of $6,111,418.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Michael S. Cuffe sold 2,150 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $79.88, for a total value of $171,742.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 12,363 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $987,556.44. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 77,513 shares of company stock valued at $6,651,455. Insiders own 2.90% of the company’s stock.
Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in HCA. BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in shares of HCA Holdings by 2,549.4% during the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 20,099,811 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,788,682,000 after buying an additional 19,341,168 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC increased its holdings in shares of HCA Holdings by 15.8% during the 1st quarter. FMR LLC now owns 7,763,884 shares of the company’s stock worth $690,908,000 after buying an additional 1,059,925 shares during the last quarter. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of HCA Holdings by 9,568.4% during the 2nd quarter. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC now owns 915,600 shares of the company’s stock worth $10,500,000 after buying an additional 906,130 shares during the last quarter. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC increased its holdings in shares of HCA Holdings by 1,229.5% during the 2nd quarter. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC now owns 775,914 shares of the company’s stock worth $59,753,000 after buying an additional 717,551 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC increased its holdings in shares of HCA Holdings by 94.8% during the 2nd quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 1,310,528 shares of the company’s stock worth $114,278,000 after buying an additional 637,944 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 73.77% of the company’s stock.
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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