Norinchukin Bank The raised its holdings in HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) by 8.9% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 42,215 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,462 shares during the quarter. Norinchukin Bank The’s holdings in HCA Holdings were worth $3,360,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the business. Advisor Partners LLC boosted its holdings in HCA Holdings by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Advisor Partners LLC now owns 4,732 shares of the company’s stock valued at $413,000 after purchasing an additional 14 shares in the last quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC boosted its stake in shares of HCA Holdings by 0.4% during the 2nd quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 3,174 shares of the company’s stock worth $277,000 after acquiring an additional 14 shares in the last quarter. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of HCA Holdings by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. now owns 4,232 shares of the company’s stock worth $369,000 after acquiring an additional 25 shares in the last quarter. Argent Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of HCA Holdings by 1.2% during the 2nd quarter. Argent Capital Management LLC now owns 4,370 shares of the company’s stock worth $381,000 after acquiring an additional 50 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Wedbush Securities Inc. boosted its stake in shares of HCA Holdings by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter. Wedbush Securities Inc. now owns 6,028 shares of the company’s stock worth $526,000 after acquiring an additional 88 shares in the last quarter. 74.63% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) traded up $1.18 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $77.07. The company had a trading volume of 1,581,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,267,670. HCA Holdings, Inc. has a 12-month low of $69.18 and a 12-month high of $91.03. The company has a current ratio of 1.68, a quick ratio of 1.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -6.46. The stock has a market cap of $27,840.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.52, a P/E/G ratio of 1.12 and a beta of 0.50.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The company reported $1.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.21. HCA Holdings had a negative return on equity of 47.16% and a net margin of 6.13%. The firm had revenue of $10.70 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $10.70 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.45 EPS. HCA Holdings’s revenue was up 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that HCA Holdings, Inc. will post 6.55 EPS for the current year.

In other HCA Holdings news, insider Michael S. Cuffe sold 2,150 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $78.00, for a total value of $167,700.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 12,476 shares in the company, valued at approximately $973,128. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, SVP Victor L. Campbell sold 8,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $75.82, for a total value of $606,560.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 127,275 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $9,649,990.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 20,300 shares of company stock worth $1,569,981. 2.90% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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HCA has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating on shares of HCA Holdings in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and set a $95.00 price target on shares of HCA Holdings in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and set a $95.00 price target on shares of HCA Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Argus decreased their price target on HCA Holdings from $100.00 to $93.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, August 14th. Finally, ValuEngine raised HCA Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and seventeen have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $90.20.

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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