HCA Healthcare, Inc. (HCA) Analysts See $2.08 EPS

April 20, 2018 - By Graig Alexander

HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.78 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.01, from 0.79 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 53 investors sold HCA Healthcare, Inc. shares while 199 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 121 raised stakes. 250.97 million shares or 4.23% less from 262.04 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Pictet Asset accumulated 275,537 shares. Goldman Sachs Gp holds 0.03% or 1.64 million shares. Wetherby Asset Mgmt Inc owns 4,428 shares. The North Carolina-based Sterling Capital Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 1.63% in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA). Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board holds 0.04% or 41,267 shares. Dubuque National Bank & Trust And Tru Company owns 548 shares. Advisory Services Lc owns 0.02% invested in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) for 2,015 shares. Arrowstreet Lp owns 2.98M shares. Sei Invests has invested 0.02% in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA). Ascend Cap Lc has 160,371 shares. Highfields Management L P holds 5.18M shares. Patten & Patten Tn accumulated 7,400 shares. Alyeska Inv Grp L P accumulated 1.17M shares. Two Sigma Secs Lc holds 3,000 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Cornercap Invest Counsel Inc holds 0.06% or 4,671 shares.

Since October 17, 2017, it had 2 buys, and 18 sales for $55.29 million activity. HAZEN SAMUEL N also sold $5.63M worth of HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) on Wednesday, January 31. Sowell Joseph A III sold $5.53M worth of stock or 58,175 shares. Hall Charles J had sold 49,882 shares worth $5.05M on Tuesday, February 20. Another trade for 38,480 shares valued at $3.93 million was made by Perlin Jonathan B on Friday, February 16. Shares for $2.90 million were bought by FRIST THOMAS F JR. Cuffe Michael S. sold $810,680 worth of HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) on Wednesday, February 7.

Analysts expect HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) to report $2.08 EPS on May, 1.They anticipate $0.34 EPS change or 19.54 % from last quarter’s $1.74 EPS. HCA’s profit would be $732.62 million giving it 11.83 P/E if the $2.08 EPS is correct. After having $2.12 EPS previously, HCA Healthcare, Inc.’s analysts see -1.89 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.32% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $98.41. About 1.13 million shares traded. HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) has risen 7.67% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.88% the S&P500.

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

Among 17 analysts covering HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA), 12 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. HCA Holdings had 24 analyst reports since October 31, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Underperform” on Thursday, January 4. The stock of HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 31 by Piper Jaffray. The rating was initiated by Credit Suisse with “Buy” on Friday, November 3. Robert W. Baird maintained HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) on Thursday, January 11 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 30 with “Buy”. Mizuho maintained HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) on Thursday, March 22 with “Buy” rating. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of HCA in report on Tuesday, January 30 with “Outperform” rating. On Wednesday, December 20 the stock rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Underweight”. The stock of HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, November 30 by JP Morgan. The firm has “Neutral” rating by PiperJaffray given on Wednesday, January 3.

HCA Healthcare, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides health care services in the United States and England. The company has market cap of $34.66 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 16.54 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.

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