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HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) CMO Jonathan B. Perlin sold 20,000 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction dated Thursday, June 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.00, for a total value of $1,100,000.00. Following the sale, the chief marketing officer now directly owns 12,645 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $695,475. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of HCA Holdings in a research note on Tuesday. They now have a $60.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $58.00. Separately, analysts at Mizuho raised their price target on shares of HCA Holdings from $57.00 to $60.00 in a research note on Tuesday. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, 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. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $55.50.

Shares of HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) traded up 2.72% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $56.26. 3,971,435 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. HCA Holdings has a 52 week low of $35.20 and a 52 week high of $56.39. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $52.18 and a 200-day moving average of $49.58. The company has a market cap of $25.014 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.15.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, April 29th. The company reported $0.84 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ 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 last year, the company posted $0.79 earnings per share. HCA Holdings’s revenue was up 5.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that HCA Holdings will post $3.70 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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