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HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) shares hit a new 52-week high on Friday , Stock Ratings Network reports. The company traded as high as $57.59 and last traded at $57.48, with a volume of 2,064,094 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $56.49.

HCA has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of HCA Holdings in a research note on Tuesday, June 3rd. 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, June 3rd. 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 issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $55.50.

The stock’s 50-day moving average is $53.45 and its 200-day moving average is $50.31. The company has a market cap of $25.614 billion and a P/E ratio of 16.66.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last posted its quarterly earnings results 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 $3.70 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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