HCA has been the topic of several other research reports. Credit Suisse Group AG reissued a buy rating on shares of HCA Holdings in a research report on Tuesday, June 28th. Longbow Research cut shares of HCA Holdings from an outperform rating to a market perform rating and set a $74.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday, June 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of HCA Holdings from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $89.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, July 26th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut shares of HCA Holdings from an overweight rating to a neutral rating and set a $85.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Friday, July 29th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein assumed coverage on shares of HCA Holdings in a research report on Thursday, June 16th. They set a market perform rating and a $88.00 price target on the stock. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and sixteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $86.88.
HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) opened at 75.13 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $28.45 billion, a PE ratio of 13.02 and a beta of 0.82. HCA Holdings has a one year low of $60.07 and a one year high of $83.69. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $75.73 and its 200 day moving average is $77.64.
HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $1.66 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.56 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $10.32 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $10.49 billion. HCA Holdings had a net margin of 5.75% and a negative return on equity of 42.19%. The company’s revenue was up 4.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.37 EPS. On average, equities analysts expect that HCA Holdings will post $6.59 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Acrospire Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of HCA Holdings during the first quarter worth about $109,000. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. acquired a new position in shares of HCA Holdings during the first quarter worth about $148,000. Invictus RG increased its position in shares of HCA Holdings by 21.9% in the first quarter. Invictus RG now owns 2,156 shares of the company’s stock worth $168,000 after buying an additional 388 shares during the period. Advisor Partners LLC acquired a new position in shares of HCA Holdings during the second quarter worth about $224,000. Finally, Bremer Trust National Association acquired a new position in shares of HCA Holdings during the second quarter worth about $239,000. 72.83% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
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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