HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) SVP Victor L. Campbell sold 8,000 shares of HCA stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $75.82, for a total value of $606,560.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 127,275 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,649,990.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.
Shares of HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA) traded down $0.12 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $83.10. The company had a trading volume of 1,760,320 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,287,685. The stock has a market capitalization of $29,836.00, a PE ratio of 12.79, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.24 and a beta of 0.56. HCA Holdings, Inc. has a 12 month low of $70.65 and a 12 month high of $91.03. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -6.46, a quick ratio of 1.41 and a current ratio of 1.68.
HCA (NYSE:HCA) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The company reported $1.21 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.21. HCA had a negative return on equity of 47.16% and a net margin of 6.13%. The company had revenue of $10.70 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $10.70 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.45 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that HCA Holdings, Inc. will post 6.56 earnings per share for the current year.
A number of research firms recently weighed in on HCA. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating on shares of HCA in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Credit Suisse Group began coverage on HCA in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $95.00 target price for the company. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and issued a $95.00 target price on shares of HCA in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $92.00 price objective on shares of HCA in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, Raymond James Financial downgraded HCA from a “strong-buy” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and eighteen have given a buy rating to the company. HCA has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $90.20.
A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in HCA. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. boosted its holdings in HCA by 14.0% in the second quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 1,163 shares of the company’s stock worth $101,000 after acquiring an additional 143 shares in the last quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. boosted its holdings in HCA by 35.1% in the second quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 1,232 shares of the company’s stock worth $107,000 after acquiring an additional 320 shares in the last quarter. Atlantic Trust LLC bought a new stake in HCA in the second quarter worth $118,000. Lee Financial Co bought a new position in shares of HCA during the second quarter valued at $125,000. Finally, Acrospire Investment Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of HCA by 14.3% during the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,600 shares of the company’s stock valued at $140,000 after purchasing an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. 75.35% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
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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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