C WorldWide Group Holding A S lowered its position in HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) by 8.6% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 136,152 shares of the company’s stock after selling 12,733 shares during the period. C WorldWide Group Holding A S’s holdings in HCA Holdings were worth $11,872,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in 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 period. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in 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 period. State Street Corp raised its position in 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 period. Harris Associates L P raised its position in 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 period. Finally, Longview Partners Guernsey LTD raised its position in 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 period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 74.54% of the company’s stock.

HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) opened at 77.81 on Friday. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $83.76 and a 200-day moving average price of $84.33. The firm has a market capitalization of $28.11 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.43 and a beta of 0.67. HCA Holdings, Inc. has a 12 month low of $67.00 and a 12 month high of $91.03.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.75 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate 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 business had revenue of $10.73 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.76 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.66 EPS. HCA Holdings’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts forecast that HCA Holdings, Inc. will post $7.17 EPS for the current year.

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Several equities analysts recently commented on the company. BidaskClub lowered HCA Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Zacks Investment Research lowered HCA Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Citigroup Inc. reduced their price target on HCA Holdings from $89.00 to $87.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Morgan Stanley reissued an “equal weight” rating and set a $88.00 price target (down from $90.00) on shares of HCA Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation lowered HCA Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their price target for the stock from $102.00 to $92.00 in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. 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 stock. HCA Holdings presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $93.50.

In related news, insider Jonathan B. Perlin sold 71,063 shares of the 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 filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Michael S. Cuffe sold 2,150 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $84.52, for a total value of $181,718.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 12,254 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,035,708.08. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 138,117 shares of company stock valued at $11,654,477. 2.90% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

HCA Holdings Company Profile

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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