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HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) Insider Samuel N. Hazen sold 19,374 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction dated Monday, August 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $66.00, for a total transaction of $1,278,684.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 63,308 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,178,328. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) traded up 0.34% on Wednesday, hitting $67.03. The stock had a trading volume of 5,097,653 shares. HCA Holdings has a one year low of $37.75 and a one year high of $67.39. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $59.27 and a 200-day moving average of $53.03. The company has a market cap of $30.365 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.93.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last released its 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. Analysts expect that HCA Holdings will post $4.17 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on HCA shares. Analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of HCA Holdings from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, August 1st. 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, July 31st. 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, July 31st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, fifteen have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. HCA Holdings currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $67.71.

HCA Holdings, Inc (NYSE:HCA) is a holding company whose affiliates owns and operates hospitals and related health care entities.

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