Surgical Care Affiliates Inc. (SCAI) Hits New 1-Year High at $49.96
Surgical Care Affiliates Inc. (NASDAQ:SCAI)’s share price reached a new 52-week high on Monday . The stock traded as high as $49.96 and last traded at $49.66, with a volume of 50,019 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $49.62.
Several equities analysts have weighed in on SCAI shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Surgical Care Affiliates from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, March 24th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. lowered Surgical Care Affiliates from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $48.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Wednesday, June 22nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Barclays PLC restated a “buy” rating on shares of Surgical Care Affiliates in a report on Saturday. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $45.67.
The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $46.22 and a 200-day moving average price of $44.04. The stock has a market cap of $1.99 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.12.
Surgical Care Affiliates (NASDAQ:SCAI) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, May 3rd. The company reported $0.06 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.29. The company had revenue of $279.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $271.29 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.39 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 19.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts anticipate that Surgical Care Affiliates Inc. will post $2.06 EPS for the current year.
In other Surgical Care Affiliates news, CEO Andrew P. Hayek sold 13,468 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, April 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.17, for a total transaction of $648,753.56. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 54,545 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,627,432.65. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, COO Michael A. Rucker sold 17,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.39, for a total transaction of $794,325.00. Following the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 98,852 shares in the company, valued at $4,486,892.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.
A number of large investors have modified their holdings of SCAI. Neuberger Berman Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Surgical Care Affiliates during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $13,679,000. Foresters Investment Management Company Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Surgical Care Affiliates by 74.7% in the fourth quarter. Foresters Investment Management Company Inc. now owns 231,600 shares of the company’s stock valued at $9,220,000 after buying an additional 99,000 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of Surgical Care Affiliates by 26.7% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 495,020 shares of the company’s stock valued at $19,707,000 after buying an additional 104,404 shares during the period. Regal Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Surgical Care Affiliates during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $4,352,000. Finally, New York State Common Retirement Fund boosted its stake in shares of Surgical Care Affiliates by 20.5% in the fourth quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 115,953 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,616,000 after buying an additional 19,734 shares during the period.
Surgical Care Affiliates, Inc (Surgical Care Affiliates) is a national provider of solutions to physicians, health systems and payors. The Company operates a network of outpatient surgery facilities in the United States, which as of December 31, 2014, consisted of 179 ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), six surgical hospitals and one sleep center with 11 locations.
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