Stephens Inc. AR trimmed its holdings in shares of HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) by 0.3% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 15,992 shares of the company’s stock after selling 51 shares during the quarter. Stephens Inc. AR’s holdings in HCA Holdings were worth $1,395,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. HGK Asset Management Inc. increased its position in HCA Holdings by 4.1% during the second quarter. HGK Asset Management Inc. now owns 179,526 shares of the company’s stock worth $15,655,000 after acquiring an additional 7,110 shares during the period. AJO LP increased its position in HCA Holdings by 20.5% during the second quarter. AJO LP now owns 150,005 shares of the company’s stock worth $13,080,000 after acquiring an additional 25,519 shares during the period. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. increased its position in HCA Holdings by 14.0% during the second quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 1,163 shares of the company’s stock worth $101,000 after acquiring an additional 143 shares during the period. Dai Ichi Life Insurance Company Ltd increased its position in HCA Holdings by 1.2% during the second quarter. Dai Ichi Life Insurance Company Ltd now owns 20,577 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,794,000 after acquiring an additional 236 shares during the period. Finally, Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK increased its position in HCA Holdings by 1.9% during the second quarter. Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK now owns 137,011 shares of the company’s stock worth $11,948,000 after acquiring an additional 2,548 shares during the period. 73.77% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In related news, insider Jonathan B. Perlin sold 71,063 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $86.00, for a total value of $6,111,418.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Michael S. Cuffe sold 2,150 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $86.44, for a total transaction of $185,846.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 12,363 shares in the company, valued at $1,068,657.72. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 75,363 shares of company stock worth $6,469,006. 2.90% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Shares of HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA) opened at 79.24 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $78.63 and a 200-day moving average of $83.51. HCA Holdings, Inc. has a 1-year low of $67.00 and a 1-year high of $91.03. The firm has a market capitalization of $28.63 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.62 and a beta of 0.67.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.75 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.80 by ($0.05). The company had revenue of $10.73 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate 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% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.66 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts expect that HCA Holdings, Inc. will post $7.19 earnings per share for the current year.

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HCA has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of HCA Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Robert W. Baird lowered their price target on shares of HCA Holdings from $95.00 to $93.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. BidaskClub lowered shares of HCA Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 5th. Morgan Stanley initiated 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 on the stock. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $95.00 price target on shares of HCA Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company. HCA Holdings has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $92.88.

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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