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

Marco Green
April 10, 2018

It has underperformed by 3.88% the S&P500. (HCA) is decreased by 10.35% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Chapman Neil A sold $996,628 worth of stock or 12,000 shares. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt reported 8,082 shares. Hap Trading Llc who had been investing in Sodastream International Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.12B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.51% or $1.15 during the last trading session, reaching $74.87. About 1.97 million shares traded. Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE:VNO) has declined 18.58% since April 8, 2017 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 84.85% the S&P500.

News coverage about Hospital Co. of America (NYSE:HCA) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. That's 0.01, from change from 2017Q3's 0.79.

In other HCA Holdings news, SVP P. Martin Paslick sold 36,004 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, October 28th. Verition Fund Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Hospital Co. of America during the 4th quarter valued at about $205,000. The investment professionals in our partner's database now possess: 250.97 million shares, down from 262.04 million shares in 2017Q3. The institutional investor held 2.98 million shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $261.85M, down from 3.32M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Parallax Volatility Advisers LP has 6,600 shares for 0% of their portfolio. (NYSE:HCA). Pinebridge Investments Ltd Partnership has invested 0% in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA). Private Ocean Limited Liability Co holds 0% of its portfolio in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) rating on Thursday, November 30. (NYSE:HCA). Investment House Limited Co invested 0.05% in HCA Healthcare, Inc. 4,181 were accumulated by One Trading L P. Moreover, Janney Montgomery Scott Lc has 0% invested in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA). Brown Advisory Inc has 3,539 shs for 0% of their capital. The Pennsylvania-based Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt Sys has invested 0.03% in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA). Finance Architects Inc has invested 0.04% in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA). 21,351 were reported by Sumitomo Life Insur. Torres Kathryn A. also sold $504,664 worth of HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, August 14 by Argus Research. Nikko Asset Management Americas accumulated 1,500 shares. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 41,269 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,226,770.98.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on HCA shares. (NYSE:HCA) to report earnings on May, 1. The company is estimating to achieve earnings per share (EPS) growth of -7.40% in this year and the earnings per share (EPS) growth expected to be 7.83% in the next year. HCA's profit would be $732.60 million giving it 11.57 P/E if the $2.08 EPS is correct. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and sixteen have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. (NYSE:HCA) has 68% bullish analysts. On Tuesday, October 31 Piper Jaffray maintained HCA Healthcare, Inc.

In other Hospital Co. of America news, insider Charles J. Hall sold 49,882 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 21st. SunTrust Banks set a $105.00 price target on Hospital Co. of America and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Thursday, December 21st. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 31 by Cowen & Co. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Tuesday, August 29 by RBC Capital Markets.

The stock of Hca Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) registered a decrease of 15.03% in short interest. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, September 7 report. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, January 6 by Leerink Swann. UBS maintained it with "Buy" rating and $122.0 target in Friday, October 23 report. A ROI of 17.80% for the company evaluates and compares the efficiency of the various numbers of investments relative to the cost of investments. The stock has "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, January 31. (NYSE:HCA) earned "Outperform" rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, December 16.

Since October 17, 2017, it had 2 insider purchases, and 19 sales for $55.46 million activity. RUTHERFORD BILL B sold $4.96M worth of stock. Another trade for 28,650 shares valued at $2.90 million was made by FRIST THOMAS F JR on Tuesday, February 20. 2,150 shares valued at $167,700 were sold by Cuffe Michael S. on Tuesday, October 17. Insiders have sold 479,918 shares of company stock worth $48,186,093 in the last ninety days.

City Holding Company, which manages about $316.13 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in General Elec Co Com (NYSE:GE) by 61,918 shares to 85,672 shares, valued at $1.49M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. Parallel Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Hospital Co. of America by 76.2% during the 4th quarter. The shares were sold at an average price of $96.91, for a total value of $358,373.18. It also increased its holding in M D C Hldgs Inc (NYSE:MDC) by 33,060 shares in the quarter, for a total of 54,260 shares, and has risen its stake in Corning Inc (NYSE:GLW).

Among 35 analysts covering McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD), 25 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, January 30 with "Hold". Glenhill Advsrs Ltd Liability Co owns 310,187 shares. The company rating was downgraded by Raymond James on Wednesday, October 18. The firm has "Hold" rating by Deutsche Bank given on Thursday, November 5. The stock has "Buy" rating by Oppenheimer on Monday, June 26.

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