Daiwa Securities Group Inc. lowered its stake in HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) by 5.7% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 167,772 shares of the company’s stock after selling 10,172 shares during the period. Daiwa Securities Group Inc.’s holdings in HCA Holdings were worth $14,629,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC increased its stake in HCA Holdings by 0.4% in the second quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 3,174 shares of the company’s stock valued at $277,000 after buying an additional 14 shares in the last quarter. Boston Advisors LLC increased its stake in HCA Holdings by 0.6% in the first quarter. Boston Advisors LLC now owns 6,212 shares of the company’s stock valued at $553,000 after buying an additional 37 shares in the last quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. increased its stake in HCA Holdings by 1.1% in the first quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 7,083 shares of the company’s stock valued at $630,000 after buying an additional 80 shares in the last quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System increased its stake 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 valued at $1,552,000 after buying an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Eqis Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in HCA Holdings by 2.8% in the first quarter. Eqis Capital Management Inc. now owns 3,800 shares of the company’s stock valued at $338,000 after buying an additional 103 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 74.42% of the company’s stock.

Shares of HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE HCA) opened at 78.87 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $29.60 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.57 and a beta of 0.67. HCA Holdings, Inc. has a 52-week low of $67.00 and a 52-week high of $91.03. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $84.93 and its 200-day moving average price is $84.50.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.75 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.80 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $10.73 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $10.76 billion. HCA Holdings had a negative return on equity of 48.08% and a net margin of 6.64%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.66 EPS. Equities analysts predict that HCA Holdings, Inc. will post $7.20 EPS for the current year.

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Several research firms have issued reports on HCA. BidaskClub downgraded HCA Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded HCA Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Citigroup Inc. dropped their target price on HCA Holdings from $89.00 to $87.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Morgan Stanley restated an “equal weight” rating and set a $88.00 target price (down previously from $90.00) on shares of HCA Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation downgraded HCA Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their target price for the stock from $102.00 to $92.00 in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $93.50.

In other HCA Holdings news, SVP Jana Joustra Davis sold 8,302 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $85.02, for a total value of $705,836.04. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 36,589 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,110,796.78. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, SVP Sandra L. Morgan sold 5,915 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $82.74, for a total transaction of $489,407.10. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 2,420 shares in the company, valued at approximately $200,230.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 151,424 shares of company stock worth $12,787,290. Corporate insiders own 2.90% of the company’s stock.

About HCA Holdings

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA)

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