HCA has been the subject of a number of other reports. Credit Suisse Group AG reissued a buy rating on shares of HCA Holdings in a research report on Tuesday, June 28th. Zacks Investment Research raised HCA Holdings from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $89.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, July 26th. Evercore ISI began coverage on HCA Holdings in a research note on Thursday, September 22nd. They set a hold rating and a $89.00 price objective for the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded HCA Holdings from an overweight rating to a neutral rating and set a $85.00 price objective for the company. in a research note on Friday, July 29th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein began coverage on HCA Holdings in a research note on Thursday, June 16th. They set a market perform rating and a $88.00 price objective for the company. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eighteen have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $87.34.
Shares of HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) opened at 82.02 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $31.06 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.21 and a beta of 0.89. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $76.28 and a 200 day moving average price of $77.68. HCA Holdings has a one year low of $60.07 and a one year high of $83.69.
HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $1.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.56 by $0.10. The business earned $10.32 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $10.49 billion. HCA Holdings had a negative return on equity of 42.19% and a net margin of 5.75%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 4.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.37 EPS. Equities analysts forecast that HCA Holdings will post $6.58 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of HCA. National Pension Service boosted its stake in shares of HCA Holdings by 8.4% in the third quarter. National Pension Service now owns 243,845 shares of the company’s stock valued at $18,442,000 after buying an additional 18,797 shares during the period. Patten & Patten Inc. TN boosted its position in shares of HCA Holdings by 2.2% in the third quarter. Patten & Patten Inc. TN now owns 5,925 shares of the company’s stock valued at $448,000 after buying an additional 125 shares during the last quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of HCA Holdings by 1.9% in the third quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 81,801 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,187,000 after buying an additional 1,507 shares during the last quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. boosted its position in shares of HCA Holdings by 13.1% in the third quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 6,983 shares of the company’s stock valued at $528,000 after buying an additional 810 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Fox Run Management L.L.C. purchased a new position in shares of HCA Holdings during the third quarter valued at approximately $454,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 72.82% of the company’s stock.
About HCA Holdings
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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