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HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA)’s share price reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Friday , Analyst Ratings Net reports. The stock traded as high as $70.07 and last traded at $69.86, with a volume of 1,012,205 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $68.98.

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 equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, fifteen have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $67.71.

The stock’s 50-day moving average is $64.69 and its 200-day moving average is $55.23. The company has a market cap of $30.193 billion and a P/E ratio of 19.55.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 29th. The company reported $1.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the 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 previous year, the company posted $0.91 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.1% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that HCA Holdings will post $4.21 EPS 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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