Patten & Patten Inc. TN boosted its position in shares of HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) by 4.5% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 5,250 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 225 shares during the period. Patten & Patten Inc. TN’s holdings in HCA Holdings were worth $458,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in HCA. Boston Advisors LLC raised its position in HCA Holdings by 0.6% in the first quarter. Boston Advisors LLC now owns 6,212 shares of the company’s stock worth $553,000 after buying an additional 37 shares during the period. Capstone Asset Management Co. raised its position in HCA Holdings by 1.1% in the first quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 7,083 shares of the company’s stock worth $630,000 after buying an additional 80 shares during the period. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System raised its position in HCA Holdings by 0.6% in the second quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 17,800 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,552,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the period. Eqis Capital Management Inc. raised its position in HCA Holdings by 2.8% in the first quarter. Eqis Capital Management Inc. now owns 3,800 shares of the company’s stock worth $338,000 after buying an additional 103 shares during the period. Finally, Wedbush Securities Inc. raised its position in HCA Holdings by 2.1% in the first quarter. Wedbush Securities Inc. now owns 5,940 shares of the company’s stock worth $529,000 after buying an additional 123 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 74.49% of the company’s stock.

HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) traded up 0.980% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $86.065. 508,668 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. HCA Holdings, Inc. has a 12-month low of $67.00 and a 12-month high of $91.03. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $85.11 and a 200-day moving average price of $84.19. The stock has a market capitalization of $31.58 billion, a PE ratio of 11.694 and a beta of 0.69.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 2nd. The company reported $1.74 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.74. HCA Holdings had a net margin of 6.70% and a negative return on equity of 45.28%. The business had revenue of $10.62 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $10.64 billion. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.71 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 3.5% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that HCA Holdings, Inc. will post $7.36 EPS for the current year.

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A number of research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Leerink Swann upgraded shares of HCA Holdings from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and boosted their price target for the company from $92.00 to $100.00 in a research report on Tuesday, June 6th. Argus assumed coverage on shares of HCA Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th. They set a “buy” rating and a $100.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of HCA Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 18th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of HCA Holdings from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th. Finally, Morgan Stanley assumed coverage on shares of HCA Holdings in a research report on Tuesday, June 6th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $90.00 price target for the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $92.71.

In other HCA Holdings news, insider Michael S. Cuffe sold 2,150 shares of HCA Holdings stock in a transaction on Monday, May 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $84.52, for a total value of $181,718.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 12,254 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,035,708.08. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Jonathan B. Perlin sold 71,063 shares of HCA Holdings stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $86.00, for a total transaction of $6,111,418.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 397,424 shares of company stock valued at $33,234,810 over the last three months. Corporate 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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