Of America (HCA) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Marco Green
April 14, 2018

Texan Capital Management who had been investing in Hca Holdings Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $34.04 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.85% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $29.7. About 818,912 shares traded. (NYSE:INN) has declined 15.85% since April 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 10.03% the S&P500. 22,025 HCA Healthcare, Inc. The institutional investor held 365,602 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $32.11M, down from 407,818 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

HCA Holdings, Inc is a healthcare services company. The stock increased 0.46% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $96.63. About 826,817 shares traded or 26.66% up from the average. HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) has risen 7.67% since April 13, 2017 and is uptrending. HCA underperformed by 3.88% the S&P500. Voya Investment Mgmt owns 114,684 shares or 0.04% of their USA portfolio.

Cibc World Markets Inc increased Algonquin Pwr Utils Corp (AQUNF) stake by 284,648 shares to 1.94 million valued at $21.69 million in 2017Q4. (NASDAQ:CELG) by 5,518 shares in the quarter, for a total of 10,751 shares, and has risen its stake in Equity Cmmnwlth (NYSE:EQC).

Since October 17, 2017, it had 2 buys, and 19 selling transactions for $55.46 million activity.

In other Hospital Co. of America news, insider Charles J. Hall sold 35,949 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 1st. Morgan Sandra L. had sold 3,698 shares worth $358,364. The insider Perlin Jonathan B sold 38,480 shares worth $3.93M. Cuffe Michael S. also sold $167,700 worth of HCA Healthcare, Inc. DUPONT CAPITAL MANAGEMENT Corp boosted its position in HCA Holdings by 7.1% in the second quarter. (NYSE:HCA) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $0.72 EPS, up 20.00% or $0.12 from last year's $0.6 per share. HCA's profit would be $732.62M giving it 11.61 P/E if the $2.08 EPS is correct. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and sixteen have issued a buy rating to the company. Therefore 68% are positive. HCA Holdings had 100 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. A rating of a 1 or a 2 would signify a mean Buy view. Argus Research maintained the shares of HCA in report on Monday, August 14 with "Buy" rating. Credit Suisse maintained it with "Buy" rating and $143.0 target in Wednesday, January 31 report. Vetr upgraded it to "Buy" rating and $69.25 target in Wednesday, August 19 report. The company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 30. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Thursday, October 15 with "Outperform". (NYSE:HCA). Moreover, Gam Holding Ag has 0.19% invested in HCA Healthcare, Inc. Longbow downgraded it to "Market Perform" rating and $74 target in Wednesday, January 6 report. The firm has "Market Perform" rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Tuesday, November 1. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of EA in report on Wednesday, January 31 with "Equal-Weight" rating.

Investors of record on Thursday, March 1st were paid a $0.35 dividend. It has change of 0.01, from 2017Q3's 0.79.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. 75 funds bought positions and 121 increased positions. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 41,269 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $4,226,770.98.

Analysts await Aetna Inc. (NYSE:HCA) has "Underweight" rating given on Wednesday, December 20 by Morgan Stanley. Blue Fin Capital Inc holds 6,240 shares or 0.56% of its portfolio. Dsc Advisors Lp acquired 130,432 shares as Hca Healthcare Inc (HCA)'s stock rose 9.36%. HCA's SI was 7.00 million shares in April as released by FINRA. (NYSE:HCA) rating on Thursday, June 1. Centurylink Invest Mgmt Com holds 0.59% or 19,161 shares. Ascend Ltd Company reported 0.53% stake. The SI to Hca Healthcare Inc's float is 2.49%.

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on HCA shares. Geode Cap Mgmt holds 2.78M shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. See HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) for 71,370 shares. Moneta Grp Inv Advisors Limited Liability Company holds 0% or 114 shares in its portfolio. (NYSE:HCA). Pictet & Cie (Europe) Sa stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in HCA Healthcare, Inc.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.78 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.27, from 0.98 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 89 investors sold QCOM shares while 518 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 47 raised stakes. Barclays Capital upgraded ITT Inc. Wms Prtnrs Limited Liability Corporation has 0.03% invested in Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK). Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reported 54,163 shares. Bank & Trust Pictet And Cie (Asia) Limited reported 0.34% in Aetna Inc. Hussman Strategic Advsrs Incorporated accumulated 50,800 shs. M holds 8,924 shares or 0.21% of its portfolio. (NYSE:HCA) for 16,622 shares. Royal National Bank & Trust Of Canada reported 0% of its portfolio in Tower International, Inc. Retirement Systems Of Alabama accumulated 149,224 shares. Victory Mgmt Inc owns 66,258 shares for 0% of their portfolio. DUPONT CAPITAL MANAGEMENT Corp now owns 239,421 shares of the company's stock valued at $18,438,000 after buying an additional 15,913 shares in the last quarter. Atalanta Sosnoff Capital Llc sold 344,536 shares as the company's stock declined 6.45% with the market. Parametric Portfolio Assoc Limited Co has invested 0% of its portfolio in Tower International, Inc. It also reduced its holding in Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SRPT) by 73,879 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 183,091 shares, and cut its stake in Facebook Inc Cl A (NASDAQ:FB). (NASDAQ:QCOM), 16 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 19 Hold. Qualcomm Inc. had 141 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Hm Payson & stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK). The rating was initiated by BTIG Research with "Hold" on Monday, December 18. On the other side, the firm has one month volatility of 1.94%. Cowen & Co has "Buy" rating and $17000 target. The company was maintained on Monday, October 26 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock is a Buy among 9 brokerage firms polled by Factset Research. The rating was maintained by Benchmark on Wednesday, May 11 with "Buy". The stock of ITT Inc. (NYSE:HCA) has "Outperform" rating given by Wells Fargo. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, February 28th.

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