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Surgical Care Affiliates (NASDAQ:SCAI) has been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the nine brokerages that are covering the stock, Analyst Ratings.Net reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $35.35.

Surgical Care Affiliates (NASDAQ:SCAI) traded up 0.91% on Wednesday, hitting $30.09. 4,301 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Surgical Care Affiliates has a one year low of $25.50 and a one year high of $37.69. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $29.2 and its 200-day moving average is $29.7.

Surgical Care Affiliates (NASDAQ:SCAI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 13th. The company reported $0.45 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.20. On average, analysts predict that Surgical Care Affiliates will post $1.35 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Separately, analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Surgical Care Affiliates from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday. They now have a $27.10 price target on the stock.

In other Surgical Care Affiliates news, Insider Joseph T. Clark sold 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.52, for a total value of $570,400.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Surgical Care Affiliates,Inc operates surgical facilities, including surgery centers, surgical hospitals, and hospital surgery departments.

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