LSV Asset Management boosted its position in shares of HCA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HCA) by 8.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 3,536,430 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 279,198 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management owned about 0.93% of HCA Holdings worth $272,340,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Acrospire Investment Management LLC bought a new stake in HCA Holdings during the first quarter valued at approximately $109,000. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. bought a new stake in HCA Holdings during the first quarter valued at approximately $148,000. Invictus RG boosted 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. Institutional investors own 72.83% of the company’s stock.

HCA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HCA) traded up 1.37% during trading on Thursday, hitting $76.47. The stock had a trading volume of 1,932,081 shares. The firm has a market cap of $28.96 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.25 and a beta of 0.82. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $75.74 and its 200 day moving average is $77.52. HCA Holdings Inc. has a 1-year low of $60.07 and a 1-year high of $83.69.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $1.66 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.56 by $0.10. HCA Holdings had a negative return on equity of 42.19% and a net margin of 5.75%. The company had revenue of $10.32 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.49 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.37 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 4.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts anticipate that HCA Holdings Inc. will post $6.59 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the company. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of HCA Holdings in a research note on Tuesday, September 6th. Zacks Investment Research lowered HCA Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Credit Suisse Group AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $87.00 price objective on shares of HCA Holdings in a report on Friday, July 29th. Citigroup Inc. dropped their price objective on HCA Holdings from $86.00 to $85.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, July 29th. Finally, Mizuho reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $97.00 price objective (down previously from $102.00) on shares of HCA Holdings in a report on Friday, July 29th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and sixteen have given a buy rating to the stock. HCA Holdings presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $86.78.

HCA Holdings Company Profile

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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