Insider Selling: HCA Holdings SVP Unloads 12,500 Shares of Stock (HCA)
HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) SVP Donald Stinnett unloaded 12,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.00, for a total value of $525,000.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 51,438 shares of the company’s stock. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.
HCA has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Mizuho upgraded shares of HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note to investors on Wednesday. They now have a $51.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $42.00. Separately, analysts at Barclays Capital raised their price target on shares of HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) from $45.00 to $47.00 in a research note to investors on Friday, August 2nd. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) in a research note to investors on Friday, August 2nd. They now have a $46.00 price target on the stock.
One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and fifteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $44.76.
Shares of HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) traded down 0.44% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $42.155. 3,708,023 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. HCA Holdings has a 52 week low of $27.92 and a 52 week high of $43.11. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $39.15 and its 200-day moving average is $38.64. The company has a market cap of $18.852 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.56. HCA Holdings also was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock traders acquired 21,372 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,621% compared to the average volume of 1,242 put options.
HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last released its earnings data on Thursday, August 1st. The company reported $0.91 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.83 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $8.45 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $8.44 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.85 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that HCA Holdings will post $3.21 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
HCA Holdings, Inc (NYSE:HCA) is a holding company whose affiliates owns and operates hospitals and related health care entities.
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