Press coverage about HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. HCA Holdings earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 45.9978257732996 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of analysts recently commented on the company. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of HCA Holdings in a research report on Thursday. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $95.00 target price on shares of HCA Holdings in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. ValuEngine lowered shares of HCA Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, September 7th. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and issued a $95.00 target price on shares of HCA Holdings in a report on Wednesday, September 6th. Finally, Morgan Stanley decreased their price target on shares of HCA Holdings from $88.00 to $85.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $92.88.

HCA Holdings (HCA) opened at 79.59 on Monday. HCA Holdings 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 $78.44 and a 200 day moving average price of $83.29. The stock has a market capitalization of $28.75 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.67 and a beta of 0.67.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.75 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ 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 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 company posted $1.66 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 4.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts predict that HCA Holdings will post $7.18 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, insider Michael S. Cuffe sold 2,150 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $79.87, for a total value of $171,720.50. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 6,450 shares of company stock worth $529,309. 2.90% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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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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