Principal Financial Group Inc. reduced its position in shares of HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) by 2.1% in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 418,337 shares of the company’s stock after selling 9,073 shares during the quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. owned approximately 0.12% of HCA Holdings worth $33,295,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

A number of other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its holdings in HCA Holdings by 0.7% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 19,718,250 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,719,431,000 after buying an additional 141,258 shares during the last quarter. Glenview Capital Management LLC increased its position in HCA Holdings by 2.6% during the 2nd quarter. Glenview Capital Management LLC now owns 14,899,289 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,299,218,000 after purchasing an additional 384,024 shares during the period. Longview Partners Guernsey LTD increased its position in HCA Holdings by 22.6% during the 3rd quarter. Longview Partners Guernsey LTD now owns 11,135,155 shares of the company’s stock valued at $886,247,000 after purchasing an additional 2,053,701 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management increased its position in HCA Holdings by 5.5% during the 2nd quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 3,907,939 shares of the company’s stock valued at $340,772,000 after purchasing an additional 203,290 shares during the period. Finally, APG Asset Management N.V. increased its position in HCA Holdings by 141.4% during the 3rd quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 3,423,381 shares of the company’s stock valued at $272,467,000 after purchasing an additional 2,005,193 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 75.93% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on HCA. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “buy” rating and set a $92.00 price objective on shares of HCA Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Jefferies Group LLC reduced their price objective on shares of HCA Holdings from $90.00 to $88.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. ValuEngine raised shares of HCA Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and set a $95.00 price objective on shares of HCA Holdings in a research report on Thursday, September 7th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of HCA Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 5th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and seventeen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. HCA Holdings has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $90.20.

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HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE HCA) opened at $75.24 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -6.46, a quick ratio of 1.41 and a current ratio of 1.68. The stock has a market cap of $27,440.00, a PE ratio of 11.54, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.12 and a beta of 0.50. HCA Holdings, Inc. has a one year low of $69.18 and a one year high of $91.03.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The company reported $1.21 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.21. HCA Holdings had a net margin of 6.13% and a negative return on equity of 47.16%. The firm had revenue of $10.70 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $10.70 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.45 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts forecast that HCA Holdings, Inc. will post 6.55 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, SVP Victor L. Campbell sold 8,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $78.00, for a total value of $624,000.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 127,275 shares in the company, valued at approximately $9,927,450. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Michael S. Cuffe sold 2,150 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $78.00, for a total transaction of $167,700.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 12,476 shares in the company, valued at approximately $973,128. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 12,300 shares of company stock worth $963,421 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 2.90% of the company’s stock.

HCA Holdings 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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