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HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) SVP David Gwin Anderson sold 22,524 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, July 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $66.53, for a total value of $1,498,521.72. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 94,713 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,301,256. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of HCA Holdings from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday. They now have a $69.30 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at RBC Capital raised their price target on shares of HCA Holdings from $56.00 to $80.00 in a research note on Thursday. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their price target on shares of HCA Holdings from $60.00 to $72.00 in a research note on Thursday. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, fifteen have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. HCA Holdings presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $67.71.

Shares of HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) traded up 0.28% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $65.49. The stock had a trading volume of 3,627,152 shares. HCA Holdings has a 52-week low of $37.75 and a 52-week high of $66.71. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $58.65 and its 200-day moving average is $52.79. The company has a market cap of $29.668 billion and a P/E ratio of 18.51.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 29th. The company reported $1.07 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.92 by $0.15. The company had revenue of $9.96 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $8.98 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.91 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 5.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that HCA Holdings will post $4.14 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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