Dupont Capital Management Corp boosted its stake in shares of HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) by 2.4% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 95,640 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 2,260 shares during the period. Dupont Capital Management Corp’s holdings in HCA Holdings were worth $8,340,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp raised its stake in HCA Holdings by 28.4% in the second quarter. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp now owns 164,385 shares of the company’s stock valued at $14,334,000 after buying an additional 36,326 shares in the last quarter. Rational Advisors LLC raised its stake in HCA Holdings by 23.4% in the second quarter. Rational Advisors LLC now owns 11,600 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,012,000 after buying an additional 2,200 shares in the last quarter. Wedbush Securities Inc. raised its stake in HCA Holdings by 1.5% in the second quarter. Wedbush Securities Inc. now owns 6,028 shares of the company’s stock valued at $526,000 after buying an additional 88 shares in the last quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. raised its stake in HCA Holdings by 57.8% in the second quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. now owns 2,903 shares of the company’s stock valued at $253,000 after buying an additional 1,063 shares in the last quarter. Finally, DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale raised its stake in HCA Holdings by 12.6% in the second quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale now owns 228,462 shares of the company’s stock valued at $19,942,000 after buying an additional 25,538 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 75.69% of the company’s stock.

HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE HCA) opened at 79.52 on Tuesday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $83.37 and a 200 day moving average price of $84.38. HCA Holdings, Inc. has a 1-year low of $67.00 and a 1-year high of $91.03. The stock has a market cap of $28.73 billion, a PE ratio of 10.66 and a beta of 0.67.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last posted 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 business had revenue of $10.73 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $10.76 billion. HCA Holdings had a negative return on equity of 48.08% and a net margin of 6.64%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.66 EPS. On average, analysts predict that HCA Holdings, Inc. will post $7.17 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Argus dropped their price target on HCA Holdings from $100.00 to $93.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded HCA Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. BidaskClub lowered HCA Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 5th. Citigroup Inc. dropped 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. Finally, Morgan Stanley restated 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. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $93.06.

In other news, insider Jonathan B. Perlin sold 71,063 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $86.00, for a total value of $6,111,418.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, SVP Jana Joustra Davis sold 54,689 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $82.35, for a total value of $4,503,639.15. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 107,892 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $8,884,906.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 135,967 shares of company stock valued at $11,472,759 in the last three months. 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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