HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) insider Michael S. Cuffe sold 2,150 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $79.87, for a total value of $171,720.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Shares of HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE HCA) traded down 1.78% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $76.30. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 4,522,355 shares. The company has a market cap of $27.56 billion, a PE ratio of 10.23 and a beta of 0.67. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $78.55 and its 200-day moving average price is $83.38. HCA Holdings, Inc. has a 12 month low of $67.00 and a 12 month high of $91.03.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.75 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.80 by ($0.05). The firm had revenue of $10.73 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $10.76 billion. HCA Holdings had a net margin of 6.64% and a negative return on equity of 48.08%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.66 EPS. On average, equities analysts anticipate that HCA Holdings, Inc. will post $7.19 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Several equities analysts recently commented on HCA shares. ValuEngine cut HCA Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 7th. Argus started coverage on HCA Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th. They set a “buy” rating and a $100.00 target price for the company. BidaskClub cut HCA Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Bank of America Corporation cut HCA Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their target price for the stock from $102.00 to $92.00 in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, Morgan Stanley started coverage on HCA Holdings in a research report on Tuesday, June 6th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $90.00 target price for the company. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company. HCA Holdings presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $92.88.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. BlackRock Inc. grew its position in shares of HCA Holdings by 2,549.4% during the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 20,099,811 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,788,682,000 after purchasing an additional 19,341,168 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its position in shares of HCA Holdings by 0.7% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 19,718,250 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,719,431,000 after purchasing an additional 141,258 shares in the last quarter. Glenview Capital Management LLC grew its position in shares of HCA Holdings by 2.6% during the second quarter. Glenview Capital Management LLC now owns 14,899,289 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,299,218,000 after purchasing an additional 384,024 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp grew its position in shares of HCA Holdings by 2.2% during the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 13,217,212 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,176,199,000 after purchasing an additional 290,636 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Harris Associates L P grew its position in shares of HCA Holdings by 0.9% during the first quarter. Harris Associates L P now owns 12,214,476 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,086,966,000 after purchasing an additional 105,317 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 73.75% of the company’s stock.

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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