Hca Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA) Institutional Investor Sentiment Trend

July 16, 2018 - By Jack Shaw

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Sentiment for Hca Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA)

Hca Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA) institutional sentiment increased to 0.96 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.18, from 0.78 in 2017Q4. The ratio improved, as 223 institutional investors increased or opened new positions, while 232 sold and reduced stakes in Hca Holdings Inc. The institutional investors in our partner’s database reported: 243.77 million shares, down from 250.97 million shares in 2017Q4. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Hca Holdings Inc in their top 10 positions increased from 18 to 21 for an increase of 3. Sold All: 38 Reduced: 194 Increased: 129 New Position: 94.

HCA Healthcare, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides health care services in the United States and England. The company has market cap of $37.23 billion. The firm operates general, acute care hospitals that offer medical and surgical services, including inpatient care, intensive care, cardiac care, diagnostic, and emergency services; and outpatient services, such as outpatient surgery, laboratory, radiology, respiratory therapy, cardiology, and physical therapy services. It has a 14.51 P/E ratio. It also operates psychiatric hospitals, which provide therapeutic programs comprising child, adolescent and adult psychiatric care, and adolescent and adult alcohol and drug abuse treatment and counseling.

The stock increased 0.03% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $106.58. About 483,824 shares traded. HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) has risen 24.76% since July 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.19% the S&P500.

Analysts await HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) to report earnings on July, 25 before the open. They expect $2.15 earnings per share, up 22.86 % or $0.40 from last year’s $1.75 per share. HCA’s profit will be $750.99 million for 12.39 P/E if the $2.15 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.33 actual earnings per share reported by HCA Healthcare, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.73 % negative EPS growth.

Consulta Ltd holds 14.79% of its portfolio in HCA Healthcare, Inc. for 1.50 million shares. Cryder Capital Partners Llp owns 527,386 shares or 14.7% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Chieftain Capital Management Inc. has 13.56% invested in the company for 1.92 million shares. The New York-based Brave Warrior Advisors Llc has invested 11.6% in the stock. Crescent Park Management L.P., a California-based fund reported 346,195 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 2 buys, and 23 selling transactions for $61.19 million activity.

HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 77% of HCA Holdings’s analysts are positive. Out of 13 Wall Street analysts rating HCA Holdings, 10 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $91 while the high is $122. The stock’s average target of $114.25 is 7.20% above today’s ($106.58) share price. HCA was included in 15 notes of analysts from January 23, 2018. William Blair maintained HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) on Tuesday, January 23 with “Hold” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 30 report. As per Wednesday, January 31, the company rating was maintained by Leerink Swann. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, January 31 by Jefferies. The firm has “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, February 1. Mizuho maintained it with “Buy” rating and $11500 target in Thursday, March 22 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, April 25 by Cantor Fitzgerald. On Friday, July 13 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Underweight”. The stock of HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 30 by Piper Jaffray. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) rating on Tuesday, May 1. Cantor Fitzgerald has “Buy” rating and $11500 target.

Another recent and important HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) news was published by Bizjournals.com which published an article titled: “HCA breaks ground on freestanding Millenia ER (Video)” on July 11, 2018.

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