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HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Tuesday , StockRatingsNetwork.com reports. The stock traded as high as $54.00 and last traded at $53.44, with a volume of 864,688 shares. The stock had previously closed at $53.44.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Oppenheimer raised their price target on shares of HCA Holdings from $55.00 to $62.00 in a research note on Wednesday, April 30th. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Mizuho raised their price target on shares of HCA Holdings from $55.00 to $57.00 in a research note on Wednesday, April 30th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Monness Crespi & Hardt initiated coverage on shares of HCA Holdings in a research note on Monday, March 31st. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $54.42.

The stock has a 50-day moving average of $51.02 and a 200-day moving average of $49.06. The company has a market cap of $23.636 billion and a P/E ratio of 15.76.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 29th. The company reported $0.84 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.85 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $9.68 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $8.90 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.79 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.3% 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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