Insider Selling: HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) Insider Sells 2,150 Shares of Stock

HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) insider Michael S. Cuffe sold 2,150 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $78.00, for a total transaction of $167,700.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 12,476 shares in the company, valued at approximately $973,128. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Michael S. Cuffe also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Friday, September 15th, Michael S. Cuffe sold 2,150 shares of HCA Holdings stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $79.87, for a total transaction of $171,720.50.

HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) traded down 0.29% during trading on Friday, hitting $76.67. 2,899,665 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock has a market cap of $27.70 billion, a PE ratio of 10.28 and a beta of 0.62. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $77.78 and a 200-day moving average price of $81.54. HCA Holdings, Inc. has a 12 month low of $67.00 and a 12 month high of $91.03.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.80 by ($0.05). The company had revenue of $10.73 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $10.76 billion. HCA Holdings had a net margin of 6.64% and a negative return on equity of 48.08%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.66 earnings per share. Equities research analysts expect that HCA Holdings, Inc. will post $6.76 EPS for the current year.

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A number of research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Argus decreased their target price on shares of HCA Holdings from $100.00 to $93.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $90.00 target price on shares of HCA Holdings in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Royal Bank Of Canada restated an “outperform” rating and set a $90.00 target price on shares of HCA Holdings in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Mizuho reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of HCA Holdings in a report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of HCA Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and sixteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $91.25.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Northern Capital Management LLC increased its position in HCA Holdings by 24.5% during the 3rd quarter. Northern Capital Management LLC now owns 39,840 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,171,000 after purchasing an additional 7,845 shares during the period. Parametrica Management Ltd purchased a new stake in shares of HCA Holdings in the 3rd quarter worth about $299,000. Victory Capital Management Inc. grew its position in shares of HCA Holdings by 16.6% in the 3rd quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 2,453,352 shares of the company’s stock worth $195,263,000 after buying an additional 349,062 shares during the period. Lee Danner & Bass Inc. grew its position in shares of HCA Holdings by 0.8% in the 3rd quarter. Lee Danner & Bass Inc. now owns 407,818 shares of the company’s stock worth $32,458,000 after buying an additional 3,186 shares during the period. Finally, Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of HCA Holdings in the 3rd quarter worth about $553,000. 73.72% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA)

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