GRATRY & Co LLC Continues to Hold Stake in HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA)

GRATRY & Co LLC maintained its position in HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 3,225 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the 2nd quarter. GRATRY & Co LLC’s holdings in HCA Holdings were worth $281,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of HCA. WINTON GROUP Ltd lifted its position in shares of HCA Holdings by 77.8% in the first quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd now owns 10,614 shares of the company’s stock worth $803,000 after purchasing an additional 4,645 shares in the last quarter. Accident Compensation Corp lifted its position in shares of HCA Holdings by 0.5% in the first quarter. Accident Compensation Corp now owns 41,793 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,719,000 after purchasing an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. QUANTRES ASSET MANAGEMENT Ltd purchased a new stake in shares of HCA Holdings in the first quarter worth approximately $2,874,000. Legal & General Group Plc lifted its position in shares of HCA Holdings by 3.7% in the first quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 1,566,788 shares of the company’s stock worth $139,431,000 after purchasing an additional 55,595 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Leucadia National Corp purchased a new stake in shares of HCA Holdings in the first quarter worth approximately $505,000. 73.77% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In related news, insider Michael S. Cuffe sold 2,150 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $86.44, for a total transaction of $185,846.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 12,363 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,068,657.72. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Insiders have sold a total of 6,450 shares of company stock worth $529,309 over the last three months. 2.90% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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A number of analysts have recently issued reports on HCA shares. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating on shares of HCA Holdings in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of HCA Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $92.00 price target on shares of HCA Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Mizuho reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $92.00 price target on shares of HCA Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of HCA Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $93.19.

Shares of HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) traded down 0.63% during trading on Friday, reaching $73.75. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,497,126 shares. HCA Holdings, Inc. has a 52 week low of $67.00 and a 52 week high of $91.03. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $77.84 and its 200 day moving average price is $82.40. The company has a market cap of $26.64 billion, a PE ratio of 9.89 and a beta of 0.62.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.80 by ($0.05). The company had revenue of $10.73 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.76 billion. HCA Holdings had a negative return on equity of 48.08% and a net margin of 6.64%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.66 EPS. Equities research analysts predict that HCA Holdings, Inc. will post $7.15 EPS for the current year.

HCA Holdings Profile

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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