New Mountain Vantage Advisers L.L.C. boosted its holdings in shares of HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) by 0.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 393,083 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,888 shares during the period. HCA Holdings comprises about 2.5% of New Mountain Vantage Advisers L.L.C.’s portfolio, making the stock its 17th largest position. New Mountain Vantage Advisers L.L.C. owned approximately 0.11% of HCA Holdings worth $34,277,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the business. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC grew its holdings in HCA Holdings by 0.4% during the 2nd quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 3,174 shares of the company’s stock worth $277,000 after acquiring an additional 14 shares in the last quarter. Advisor Partners LLC grew its holdings in HCA Holdings by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. Advisor Partners LLC now owns 4,732 shares of the company’s stock worth $413,000 after acquiring an additional 14 shares in the last quarter. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. grew its holdings in HCA Holdings by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. now owns 4,232 shares of the company’s stock worth $369,000 after acquiring an additional 25 shares in the last quarter. Wedbush Securities Inc. grew its holdings in HCA Holdings by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter. Wedbush Securities Inc. now owns 6,028 shares of the company’s stock worth $526,000 after acquiring an additional 88 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System grew its holdings in HCA Holdings by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 17,800 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,552,000 after acquiring an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 73.77% of the company’s stock.

In other news, insider Michael S. Cuffe sold 2,150 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $79.88, for a total value of $171,742.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 12,363 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $987,556.44. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Insiders sold 6,450 shares of company stock valued at $529,309 over the last three months. Corporate insiders own 2.90% of the company’s stock.

HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE HCA) traded down 0.82% during trading on Friday, reaching $76.63. 826,319 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. HCA Holdings, Inc. has a 52 week low of $67.00 and a 52 week high of $91.03. The stock has a market capitalization of $27.68 billion, a PE ratio of 10.27 and a beta of 0.62. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $78.24 and a 200-day moving average of $82.69.

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 Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.80 by ($0.05). The firm had revenue of $10.73 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $10.76 billion. HCA Holdings had a net margin of 6.64% and a negative return on equity of 48.08%. HCA Holdings’s revenue was up 4.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.66 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that HCA Holdings, Inc. will post $7.18 EPS for the current year.

HCA has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Mizuho restated a “buy” rating and issued a $92.00 price target on shares of HCA Holdings in a report on Wednesday. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “buy” rating and issued a $92.00 price target on shares of HCA Holdings in a report on Wednesday. ValuEngine upgraded shares of HCA Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating on shares of HCA Holdings in a report on Thursday, September 28th. Finally, KeyCorp restated a “buy” rating and issued a $95.00 price target on shares of HCA Holdings in a report on Thursday, September 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $93.19.

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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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