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HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) Insider Samuel N. Hazen unloaded 29,016 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.00, for a total value of $1,392,768.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 28,093 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,348,464. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

A number of research firms have recently commented on HCA. Analysts at FBR Capital Markets raised their price target on shares of HCA Holdings from $53.00 to $55.00 in a research note to investors on Wednesday. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Susquehanna raised their price target on shares of HCA Holdings from $55.00 to $60.00 in a research note to investors on Tuesday, January 14th. Finally, analysts at Deutsche Bank raised their price target on shares of HCA Holdings from $56.00 to $58.00 in a research note to investors on Wednesday, January 8th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, sixteen have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. HCA Holdings has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $51.12.

Shares of HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) traded down 0.08% on Friday, hitting $48.33. The stock had a trading volume of 1,567,751 shares. HCA Holdings has a 52-week low of $34.90 and a 52-week high of $51.76. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $49.0 and its 200-day moving average is $44.51. The company has a market cap of $21.644 billion and a P/E ratio of 15.50.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 4th. The company reported $0.92 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $8.43 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $8.82 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.92 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that HCA Holdings will post $3.69 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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