HCA Holdings Receives Consensus Rating of “Buy” from Brokerages (NYSE:HCA)
Shares of HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) have received an average rating of “Buy” from the twenty ratings firms that are covering the company, StockRatingsNetwork reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, fifteen have issued a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $67.71.
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, 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.
HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) opened at 68.98 on Monday. HCA Holdings has a 1-year low of $37.99 and a 1-year high of $69.72. 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 $29.826 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.62.
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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