HCA Holdings Inc. (HCA) Shares Sold by Alps Advisors Inc.
Alps Advisors Inc. reduced its position in shares of HCA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HCA) by 4.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 5,580 shares of the company’s stock after selling 252 shares during the period. Alps Advisors Inc.’s holdings in HCA Holdings were worth $430,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. First Republic Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in HCA Holdings by 16.9% in the first quarter. First Republic Investment Management Inc. now owns 194,123 shares of the company’s stock worth $15,152,000 after buying an additional 28,011 shares during the last quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC boosted its position in HCA Holdings by 48.2% in the second quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 80,294 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,183,000 after buying an additional 26,114 shares during the last quarter. Eachwin Capital LP bought a new position in HCA Holdings during the first quarter worth approximately $550,000. Meeder Asset Management Inc. bought a new position in HCA Holdings during the first quarter worth approximately $317,000. Finally, Iguana Healthcare Management LLC bought a new position in HCA Holdings during the first quarter worth approximately $7,563,000. 72.83% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
Shares of HCA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HCA) traded down 0.50% during trading on Friday, reaching $74.23. 2,189,453 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. HCA Holdings Inc. has a 1-year low of $60.07 and a 1-year high of $83.69. The company has a 50 day moving average of $75.45 and a 200-day moving average of $77.61. The company has a market capitalization of $28.11 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.86 and a beta of 0.89.
HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $1.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.56 by $0.10. HCA Holdings had a net margin of 5.75% and a negative return on equity of 42.19%. The company earned $10.32 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.49 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.37 earnings per share. HCA Holdings’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.3% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts predict that HCA Holdings Inc. will post $6.58 earnings per share for the current year.
A number of research analysts have commented on HCA shares. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of HCA Holdings in a research report on Tuesday, September 6th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut shares of HCA Holdings from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $85.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Friday, July 29th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of HCA Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 18th. Mizuho reissued a “buy” rating and set a $102.00 price target on shares of HCA Holdings in a research report on Thursday, July 14th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein initiated coverage on shares of HCA Holdings in a research report on Thursday, June 16th. They set a “market perform” rating and a $88.00 price target on the stock. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and sixteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. HCA Holdings presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $86.88.
About HCA Holdings
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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