HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA) Shares Bought by D.A. Davidson & CO.

D.A. Davidson & CO. increased its holdings in shares of HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) by 37.7% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,970 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 539 shares during the quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO.’s holdings in HCA Holdings were worth $171,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of HCA. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. increased its position in HCA Holdings by 14.0% during the 2nd quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 1,163 shares of the company’s stock worth $101,000 after purchasing an additional 143 shares in the last quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. increased its position in HCA Holdings by 35.1% during the 2nd quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 1,232 shares of the company’s stock worth $107,000 after purchasing an additional 320 shares in the last quarter. Lee Financial Co acquired a new stake in HCA Holdings during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $125,000. Acrospire Investment Management LLC increased its position in HCA Holdings by 14.3% during the 2nd quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,600 shares of the company’s stock worth $140,000 after purchasing an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Global X Management Co. LLC increased its position in HCA Holdings by 29.9% during the 1st quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 2,162 shares of the company’s stock worth $192,000 after purchasing an additional 498 shares in the last quarter. 73.77% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

HCA has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “buy” rating and issued a $92.00 price target on shares of HCA Holdings in a report on Wednesday. ValuEngine upgraded HCA Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. BidaskClub cut HCA Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 5th. Zacks Investment Research cut HCA Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, July 14th. Finally, KeyCorp restated a “buy” rating and issued a $95.00 price target on shares of HCA Holdings in a report on Thursday, September 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $93.19.

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HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE HCA) opened at 76.64 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $78.21 and its 200 day moving average price is $82.64. HCA Holdings, Inc. has a 1-year low of $67.00 and a 1-year high of $91.03. The stock has a market capitalization of $27.69 billion, a PE ratio of 10.27 and a beta of 0.62.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.75 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.80 by ($0.05). The business had revenue of $10.73 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.76 billion. HCA Holdings had a negative return on equity of 48.08% and a net margin of 6.64%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.66 earnings per share. Equities research analysts forecast that HCA Holdings, Inc. will post $7.18 earnings per share for the current year.

In other HCA Holdings news, insider Michael S. Cuffe sold 2,150 shares of HCA Holdings stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $86.44, for a total value of $185,846.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 12,363 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,068,657.72. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 6,450 shares of company stock worth $529,309. Company insiders own 2.90% 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA)

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