Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in HCA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HCA) by 0.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 488,488 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 646 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned about 0.13% of HCA Holdings worth $37,619,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. purchased a new stake in HCA Holdings during the first quarter valued at $148,000. Acrospire Investment Management LLC increased its stake in HCA Holdings by 35.7% in the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,900 shares of the company’s stock valued at $146,000 after buying an additional 500 shares during the period. Invictus RG increased its stake in HCA Holdings by 21.9% in the first quarter. Invictus RG now owns 2,156 shares of the company’s stock valued at $168,000 after buying an additional 388 shares during the period. Bremer Trust National Association bought a new stake in HCA Holdings during the second quarter valued at approximately $239,000. Finally, Shelton Capital Management bought a new stake in HCA Holdings during the second quarter valued at approximately $270,000. 72.82% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Shares of HCA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HCA) opened at 82.02 on Wednesday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $76.28 and a 200 day moving average price of $77.68. HCA Holdings Inc. has a 1-year low of $60.07 and a 1-year high of $83.69. The company has a market capitalization of $31.06 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.21 and a beta of 0.89.
HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $1.66 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.56 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $10.32 billion for 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 revenue for the quarter was up 4.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.37 EPS. On average, equities analysts anticipate that HCA Holdings Inc. will post $6.58 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Several equities research analysts have commented on HCA shares. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of HCA Holdings in a report on Wednesday, August 10th. Zacks Investment Research raised HCA Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 5th. Credit Suisse Group AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $87.00 price target on shares of HCA Holdings in a report on Friday, July 29th. KeyCorp raised HCA Holdings from a “sector weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $94.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, October 13th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. lowered their price target on HCA Holdings from $86.00 to $85.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, July 29th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eighteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $87.34.
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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