Cannell Peter B & Co. Inc. boosted its stake in shares of HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) by 72.8% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 220,980 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 93,135 shares during the period. Cannell Peter B & Co. Inc. owned 0.06% of HCA Holdings worth $17,588,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Strs Ohio grew its stake in HCA Holdings by 12.2% during the third quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 1,075,778 shares of the company’s stock valued at $85,621,000 after acquiring an additional 117,000 shares in the last quarter. Accident Compensation Corp grew its stake in HCA Holdings by 4.8% during the second quarter. Accident Compensation Corp now owns 43,793 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,819,000 after acquiring an additional 2,000 shares in the last quarter. Micawber Capital LLC grew its stake in HCA Holdings by 31.3% during the third quarter. Micawber Capital LLC now owns 34,461 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,743,000 after acquiring an additional 8,205 shares in the last quarter. Delta Lloyd Asset Management N.V. purchased a new position in HCA Holdings during the second quarter valued at $3,823,000. Finally, CIBC World Markets Inc. grew its stake in HCA Holdings by 20.2% during the second quarter. CIBC World Markets Inc. now owns 279,121 shares of the company’s stock valued at $24,339,000 after acquiring an additional 46,953 shares in the last quarter. 74.63% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) traded up $1.25 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $75.86. 1,058,283 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,272,551. HCA Holdings, Inc. has a twelve month low of $69.18 and a twelve month high of $91.03. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -6.46, a quick ratio of 1.41 and a current ratio of 1.68. The company has a market cap of $27,180.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.42, a P/E/G ratio of 1.11 and a beta of 0.50.
In other news, insider Michael S. Cuffe sold 2,150 shares of HCA Holdings stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $79.87, for a total value of $171,720.50. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Victor L. Campbell sold 8,000 shares of HCA Holdings stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $78.00, for a total transaction of $624,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 127,275 shares in the company, valued at approximately $9,927,450. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 20,300 shares of company stock valued at $1,569,981. Company insiders own 2.90% of the company’s stock.
A number of equities analysts have commented on HCA shares. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $95.00 price objective on shares of HCA Holdings in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $95.00 price objective on shares of HCA Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Argus dropped their price objective on shares of HCA Holdings from $100.00 to $93.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, August 14th. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating on shares of HCA Holdings in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of HCA Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and seventeen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. HCA Holdings presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $90.20.
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.
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