BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp increased its stake in shares of HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) by 28.4% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 164,385 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 36,326 shares during the period. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp’s holdings in HCA Holdings were worth $14,334,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in HCA. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in shares of HCA Holdings by 2,549.4% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 20,099,811 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,788,682,000 after buying an additional 19,341,168 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in shares of HCA Holdings by 1.9% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 19,576,992 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,742,157,000 after buying an additional 361,027 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp increased its position in shares of HCA Holdings by 2.2% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 13,217,212 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,176,199,000 after buying an additional 290,636 shares during the last quarter. Harris Associates L P increased its position in shares of HCA Holdings by 0.9% in 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 buying an additional 105,317 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Longview Partners Guernsey LTD increased its position in shares of HCA Holdings by 4.8% in the second quarter. Longview Partners Guernsey LTD now owns 9,081,454 shares of the company’s stock valued at $791,903,000 after buying an additional 414,598 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 75.69% of the company’s stock.

HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA) opened at 79.25 on Wednesday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $83.16 and its 200 day moving average price is $84.38. HCA Holdings, Inc. has a 12-month low of $67.00 and a 12-month high of $91.03. The firm has a market cap of $28.63 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.62 and a beta of 0.67.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.75 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.80 by $0.05. HCA Holdings had a net margin of 6.64% and a negative return on equity of 48.08%. The company had revenue of $10.73 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $10.76 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.66 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts forecast that HCA Holdings, Inc. will post $7.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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HCA has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Argus initiated coverage on HCA Holdings in a report on Wednesday, June 28th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $100.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded HCA Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 18th. Bank of America Corporation downgraded 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 report on Wednesday, July 26th. BidaskClub downgraded HCA Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on HCA Holdings in a report on Tuesday, June 6th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $90.00 target price on the stock. One 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’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $93.06.

In other HCA Holdings news, SVP Jana Joustra Davis sold 54,689 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $82.35, for a total value of $4,503,639.15. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 107,892 shares in the company, valued at $8,884,906.20. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Jonathan B. Perlin sold 71,063 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $86.00, for a total transaction of $6,111,418.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 130,052 shares of company stock worth $10,983,352 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 2.90% 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA)

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