HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) insider Jonathan B. Perlin sold 71,063 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $86.00, for a total transaction of $6,111,418.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE HCA) traded up 0.44% during trading on Monday, reaching $86.62. 1,420,346 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. HCA Holdings, Inc. has a 12-month low of $67.00 and a 12-month high of $91.03. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $83.39 and a 200-day moving average price of $82.38. The company has a market cap of $31.78 billion, a PE ratio of 11.77 and a beta of 0.77.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, May 2nd. The company reported $1.74 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.74. HCA Holdings had a net margin of 6.70% and a negative return on equity of 45.28%. The firm had revenue of $10.62 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.64 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.71 earnings per share. HCA Holdings’s revenue was up 3.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts forecast that HCA Holdings, Inc. will post $7.38 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in HCA Holdings by 1.0% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 508,083 shares of the company’s stock worth $37,608,000 after buying an additional 4,903 shares during the last quarter. Tudor Investment Corp Et Al bought a new stake in HCA Holdings during the fourth quarter worth about $518,000. Seven Eight Capital LP bought a new stake in HCA Holdings during the fourth quarter worth about $273,000. Cigna Investments Inc. New bought a new stake in HCA Holdings during the fourth quarter worth about $1,079,000. Finally, United Capital Financial Advisers LLC increased its stake in HCA Holdings by 20.8% in the fourth quarter. United Capital Financial Advisers LLC now owns 9,743 shares of the company’s stock worth $721,000 after buying an additional 1,676 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 75.36% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on HCA shares. Mizuho raised shares of HCA Holdings from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $98.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, March 27th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of HCA Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 28th. Deutsche Bank AG started coverage on shares of HCA Holdings in a research report on Tuesday, April 4th. They set a “buy” rating and a $103.00 target price on the stock. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $95.00 target price on shares of HCA Holdings in a research report on Monday, April 17th. Finally, Morgan Stanley started coverage on shares of HCA Holdings in a research report on Tuesday, June 6th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $90.00 target price on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $92.44.

About HCA Holdings

HCA Healthcare, Inc, formerly HCA Holdings, Inc, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates hospitals and related healthcare entities. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated in two geographically organized groups, including the National and American Groups. As of December 31, 2016, the National Group included 84 hospitals, which were located in Alaska, California, Florida, southern Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, northern Kentucky, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Utah and Virginia.

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