Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI lessened its holdings in shares of HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) by 56.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 4,506 shares of the company’s stock after selling 5,761 shares during the period. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI’s holdings in HCA Holdings were worth $393,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC raised its position in shares of HCA Holdings by 0.4% during the 2nd quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 3,174 shares of the company’s stock worth $277,000 after acquiring an additional 14 shares in the last quarter. Advisor Partners LLC raised its position in shares of HCA Holdings by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. Advisor Partners LLC now owns 4,732 shares of the company’s stock worth $413,000 after acquiring an additional 14 shares in the last quarter. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. raised its position in shares of HCA Holdings by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. now owns 4,232 shares of the company’s stock worth $369,000 after acquiring an additional 25 shares in the last quarter. Wedbush Securities Inc. raised its position in shares of HCA Holdings by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter. Wedbush Securities Inc. now owns 6,028 shares of the company’s stock worth $526,000 after acquiring an additional 88 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System raised its position in shares of HCA Holdings by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 17,800 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,552,000 after acquiring an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. 73.77% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In other news, insider Jonathan B. Perlin sold 71,063 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred 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 sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Michael S. Cuffe sold 2,150 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $86.44, for a total value of $185,846.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 12,363 shares in the company, valued at $1,068,657.72. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 77,513 shares of company stock worth $6,651,455 over the last quarter. Insiders own 2.90% of the company’s stock.

HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE HCA) opened at 77.05 on Monday. HCA Holdings, Inc. has a 12-month low of $67.00 and a 12-month high of $91.03. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $79.21 and a 200-day moving average price of $83.78. The firm has a market cap of $27.83 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.33 and a beta of 0.67.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last announced its quarterly 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 for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $10.76 billion. HCA Holdings had a negative return on equity of 48.08% and a net margin of 6.64%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.66 earnings per share. Equities analysts forecast that HCA Holdings, Inc. will post $7.19 earnings per share for the current year.

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Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub lowered HCA Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 5th. Zacks Investment Research lowered HCA Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 14th. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and set a $95.00 target price on shares of HCA Holdings in a research report on Thursday. Citigroup Inc. cut their price target on HCA Holdings from $89.00 to $87.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, Leerink Swann raised HCA Holdings from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and lifted their price target for the stock from $92.00 to $100.00 in a research report on Tuesday, June 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $92.88.

HCA Holdings Profile

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

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