Notable Runner: Hca Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA) Institutional Investor Positioning

November 25, 2016 - By Pete Kolinski   ·   0 Comments

Notable Runner: Hca Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA) Institutional Investor Positioning

Sentiment for Hca Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA)

Hca Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.67 in Q2 2016. Its down -0.23, from 0.9 in 2016Q1. The ratio dropped, as 250 hedge funds started new or increased holdings, while 278 trimmed and sold stock positions in Hca Holdings Inc. The hedge funds in our partner’s database now own: 260.48 million shares, down from 285.21 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of hedge funds holding Hca Holdings Inc in their top 10 holdings decreased from 29 to 24 for a decrease of 5. Sold All: 52 Reduced: 226 Increased: 179 New Position: 71.

HCA Holdings, Inc. is a healthcare services company. The company has a market cap of $27.10 billion. The Company’s segment is operating hospitals and related healthcare entities. It has a 11.28 P/E ratio. The Firm operates approximately 168 hospitals, consisting of 164 general, acute care hospitals; three psychiatric hospitals, and one rehabilitation hospital.

The stock increased 0.55% or $0.39 during the last trading session, hitting $71.39. About 787,620 shares traded hands. HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA) has declined 12.25% since April 22, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.66% the S&P500.

Analysts await HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA) to report earnings on January, 26. They expect $1.77 earnings per share, up 4.73% or $0.08 from last year’s $1.69 per share. HCA’s profit will be $671.90 million for 10.08 P/E if the $1.77 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.61 actual earnings per share reported by HCA Holdings Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.94% EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “HCA Inc. is a non-governmental hospital in the U.S. providing health care and related services. The Company operates a network of acute care hospitals, outpatient facilities, clinics and other patient care delivery settings. The Company also owns and manages freestanding surgery centers, diagnostic and imaging centers, radiation and oncology therapy centers, rehabilitation and physical therapy centers, and various other facilities. HCA Inc. is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.”

Cryder Capital Partners Llp holds 14.7% of its portfolio in HCA Holdings Inc for 237,901 shares. Crescent Park Management L.P. owns 785,419 shares or 13.27% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Consulta Ltd has 13.18% invested in the company for 1.35 million shares. The California-based Stonerise Capital Management Llc has invested 11.44% in the stock. Tipp Hill Capital Management Llc, a New York-based fund reported 9,000 shares.#img1#

Insider Transactions: Since January 1, 0001, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $21.35 million net activity.

HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of HCA Holdings’s analysts are positive. Out of 18 Wall Street analysts rating HCA Holdings, 9 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 9 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $74 while the high is $105. The stock’s average target of $88.37 is 23.78% above today’s ($71.39) share price. HCA was included in 39 notes of analysts from August 6, 2015. The stock of HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, January 29 by RBC Capital Markets. KeyBanc Capital Markets upgraded the shares of HCA in a report on Thursday, October 13 to “Overweight” rating. As per Saturday, August 29, the company rating was upgraded by Vetr. The stock of HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, December 17 by Goldman Sachs. The stock of HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA) earned “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, December 16. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Thursday, October 8 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 23 by Evercore. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Monday, March 14. The rating was maintained by Mizuho on Friday, July 29 with “Buy”. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Longbow given on Wednesday, January 6.

HCA Company Profile

HCA Holdings, Inc., incorporated on October 19, 2010, is a holding company. The Firm is a healthcare services company. The Company’s segment is operating hospitals and related healthcare entities. The Firm 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. The Company’s facilities are located in approximately 20 states and England. The Firm operates in two geographically groups: the National and American Groups. The National Group includes approximately 84 hospitals located in Alaska, California, Florida, southern Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, northern Kentucky, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Utah and Virginia. The American Group includes approximately 78 hospitals located in Colorado, northern Georgia, Kansas, southern Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. The Firm also operates approximately six hospitals in England, and these facilities are included in the Corporate and other group.

Another recent and important HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA) news was published by Schaeffersresearch.com which published an article titled: “Analyst Downgrades: UnitedHealth Group Inc, HCA Holdings Inc, and Community …” on November 09, 2016.

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