HCA Holdings Given “Buy” Rating at Barclays Capital (HCA)
HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by analysts at Barclays Capital in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, StockRatingsNetwork.com reports. They currently have a $47.00 price objective on the stock. Barclays Capital’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 13.39% from the company’s current price.
Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their price target on shares of HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) from $43.00 to $50.00 in a research note to investors on Tuesday. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock. Separately, 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, September 18th. They now have a $51.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $42.00. 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 research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $45.00.
Shares of HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) traded down 1.32% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $41.45. 3,865,322 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. HCA Holdings has a one year low of $27.92 and a one year high of $43.11. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $39.3 and a 200-day moving average of $38.74. The company has a market cap of $18.536 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.45.
HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 1st. The company reported $0.91 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters 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 prior year, the company posted $0.85 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.5% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that HCA Holdings will post $3.21 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other HCA Holdings news, SVP Donald Stinnett unloaded 12,500 shares of HCA Holdings stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.00, for a total transaction of $525,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 51,438 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,160,396. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.
HCA Holdings, Inc (NYSE:HCA) is a holding company whose affiliates owns and operates hospitals and related health care entities.
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