HCA Holdings’ (NYSE:HCA) Overweight Rating Reiterated at KeyCorp – The Ledger Gazette


KeyCorp reissued their overweight rating on shares of HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) in a research note released on Thursday, October 19th, The Fly reports. KeyCorp currently has a $90.00 price objective on the stock, down from their prior price objective of $95.00. KeyCorp also issued estimates for HCA Holdings’ Q4 2017 earnings at $1.90 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $7.28 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $8.07 EPS.

HCA has been the topic of several other research reports. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a buy rating and set a $92.00 price target on shares of HCA Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. ValuEngine raised shares of HCA Holdings from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. BidaskClub downgraded shares of HCA Holdings from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Saturday, August 5th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of HCA Holdings from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday, July 14th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. decreased their price objective on shares of HCA Holdings from $89.00 to $87.00 and set a neutral rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and sixteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. HCA Holdings currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $91.25.

HCA Holdings (NYSE HCA) traded down 0.29% during trading on Thursday, hitting $76.67. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,899,665 shares. The company has a 50-day moving average of $77.78 and a 200 day moving average of $81.54. The firm has a market cap of $27.70 billion, a PE ratio of 10.28 and a beta of 0.62. HCA Holdings has a one year low of $67.00 and a one year high of $91.03.

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In other news, insider Michael S. Cuffe sold 2,150 shares of HCA Holdings stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $79.88, for a total value of $171,742.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 12,363 shares in the company, valued at $987,556.44. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 6,450 shares of company stock worth $511,163. Insiders own 2.90% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of HCA. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. raised its holdings in shares of HCA Holdings by 14.0% in the second quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 1,163 shares of the company’s stock valued at $101,000 after purchasing an additional 143 shares during the last quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. increased its holdings in HCA Holdings by 35.1% during the second quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 1,232 shares of the company’s stock worth $107,000 after buying an additional 320 shares during the last quarter. Atlantic Trust LLC acquired a new position in HCA Holdings during the second quarter worth $118,000. Lee Financial Co acquired a new position in HCA Holdings during the second quarter worth $125,000. Finally, Acrospire Investment Management LLC increased its holdings in HCA Holdings by 14.3% during the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,600 shares of the company’s stock worth $140,000 after buying an additional 200 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 73.72% of the company’s stock.

HCA Holdings Company 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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