Two Sigma Securities LLC Acquires Shares of 9,481 HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA)

Two Sigma Securities LLC acquired a new stake in shares of HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor acquired 9,481 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $844,000.

Other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. IFP Advisors Inc raised its stake in shares of HCA Holdings by 9.4% in the first quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 1,605 shares of the company’s stock valued at $143,000 after buying an additional 138 shares in the last quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC raised its stake in shares of HCA Holdings by 29.9% in the first quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 2,162 shares of the company’s stock valued at $192,000 after buying an additional 498 shares in the last quarter. Peak Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of HCA Holdings during the first quarter valued at about $201,000. Ifrah Financial Services Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of HCA Holdings during the first quarter valued at about $210,000. Finally, Checchi Capital Advisers LLC acquired a new stake in shares of HCA Holdings during the first quarter valued at about $213,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 74.49% of the company’s stock.

HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) opened at 86.50 on Tuesday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $83.81 and its 200-day moving average price is $82.95. HCA Holdings, Inc. has a 12-month low of $67.00 and a 12-month high of $91.03. The stock has a market cap of $31.74 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.75 and a beta of 0.68.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 2nd. The company reported $1.74 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.74. The business had revenue of $10.62 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $10.64 billion. HCA Holdings had a negative return on equity of 45.28% and a net margin of 6.70%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 3.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.71 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts predict that HCA Holdings, Inc. will post $7.36 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Several brokerages have recently issued reports on HCA. Zacks Investment Research lowered HCA Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. Argus began coverage on HCA Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th. They set a “buy” rating and a $100.00 target price for the company. BidaskClub raised HCA Holdings from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th. Leerink Swann raised HCA Holdings from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $92.00 to $100.00 in a report on Tuesday, June 6th. Finally, Morgan Stanley started coverage on HCA Holdings in a report on Tuesday, June 6th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $90.00 price objective for the company. One 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. HCA Holdings presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $92.71.

In related news, SVP Jana Joustra Davis sold 8,302 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $85.02, for a total transaction of $705,836.04. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 36,589 shares in the company, valued at $3,110,796.78. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Jonathan B. Perlin sold 71,063 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $86.00, for a total value of $6,111,418.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 395,274 shares of company stock valued at $33,048,964. Company 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA)

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