HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) insider Michael S. Cuffe sold 2,150 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $79.87, for a total transaction of $171,720.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) opened at 76.30 on Wednesday. HCA Holdings, Inc. has a one year low of $67.00 and a one year high of $91.03. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $78.44 and a 200 day moving average of $83.29. The stock has a market capitalization of $27.56 billion, a PE ratio of 10.23 and a beta of 0.67.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.75 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.80 by ($0.05). HCA Holdings had a net margin of 6.64% and a negative return on equity of 48.08%. The firm had revenue of $10.73 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.76 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.66 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that HCA Holdings, Inc. will post $7.19 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. boosted its holdings in shares of HCA Holdings by 14.0% in the 2nd quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 1,163 shares of the company’s stock valued at $101,000 after buying an additional 143 shares in the last quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. boosted its holdings in shares of HCA Holdings by 35.1% in the 2nd quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 1,232 shares of the company’s stock valued at $107,000 after buying an additional 320 shares in the last quarter. Atlantic Trust LLC bought a new stake in shares of HCA Holdings in the 2nd quarter valued at about $118,000. Lee Financial Co bought a new stake in shares of HCA Holdings in the 2nd quarter valued at about $125,000. Finally, Acrospire Investment Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of HCA Holdings by 14.3% in the 2nd quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,600 shares of the company’s stock valued at $140,000 after buying an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 73.75% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the stock. KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $95.00 target price on shares of HCA Holdings in a research report on Thursday, September 7th. ValuEngine cut shares of HCA Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 7th. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $95.00 target price on shares of HCA Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. Robert W. Baird decreased their target price 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. Finally, Morgan Stanley decreased their target price on shares of HCA Holdings from $88.00 to $85.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus 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.

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