Published: Sat, January 20, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Credit Suisse Group Reiterates "Outperform" Rating for HCA Healthcare (HCA)


Guardian Capital Lp decreased its stake in Bank Amer Corp (BAC) by 3.09% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The institutional investor held 905,709 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $22.95M, down from 934,543 at the end of the previous reported quarter. HCA Healthcare, Inc. (HCA) has 0 billion shares outstanding now, 75.65% of which belong to institutional investors. About 2.12 million shares traded. (NYSE:HCA). Thompson Siegel Walmsley Limited Liability Co has invested 0% in HCA Healthcare, Inc. It has outperformed by 97.03% the S&P500.

Columbus Hill Capital Management Lp increased Hca Healthcare Inc (HCA) stake by 30.4% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Wexford Capital Lp bought 11,018 shares as the company's stock rose 8.35% with the market. The institutional investor held 672,500 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $53.52M, up from 632,500 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bloombergsen Inc who had been investing in Hca Healthcare Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $32.93 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.46% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $44.02. The shares were sold at an average price of $82.35, for a total transaction of $4,503,639.15. HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) has risen 7.08% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.62% the S&P500.

Strong Sell. Investors might also notice that two months ago the Buy recommendations (0) were less than Sell recommendations (0). Its up 0.02, from 0.68 in 2017Q2. HCA Holdings had a negative return on equity of 48.08% and a net margin of 6.64%. Cibc Bank USA raised its position in shares of HCA Healthcare by 52.6% during the 4th quarter. 262.04 million shares or 0.29% more from 261.28 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.

According to Zacks, "HCA Healthcare's shares have gained 10% in the past one year, outpacing the Zacks categorized Medical Hospital industry that declined by 0.2%". Profund Advisors Limited Liability Company owns 13,372 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. (NYSE:HCA) for 52,668 shares. Ameritas Inv Partners stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in HCA Healthcare, Inc. The company reported $1.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.21. Tekla Capital Ltd Llc invested in 95,232 shares. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 26,779 shares of the company's stock worth $2,352,000 after purchasing an additional 14,814 shares during the last quarter. Allen Invest Mgmt Limited Com stated it has 0.13% in Apple Inc. AustralianSuper Pty Ltd purchased a new position in shares of HCA Healthcare during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $24,410,000. Moreover, Public Employees Retirement System Of Ohio has 0.09% invested in HCA Healthcare, Inc. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec invested in 0% or 27,100 shares. (NYSE:HCA). Riverhead Capital Lc holds 0.07% of its portfolio in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA). 2.58M were accumulated by Jpmorgan Chase. Ipg Advsr Ltd Llc, a California-based fund reported 5,000 shares. Dupont Capital Mgmt has invested 0.17% in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) for 2.90M shares. Asset Management One Ltd invested in 854,459 shares or 0.14% of the stock. (NYSE:HCA). Signature Fincl stated it has 0.11% in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) to report earnings on January, 30. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 20,550 shares of company stock worth $1,606,172. PCG's profit will be $370.39M for 15.28 P/E if the $0.72 EPS becomes a reality.

These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for HCA to be -1.1%.

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Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 selling transactions for $719,075 activity. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and seventeen have assigned a buy rating to the company. Therefore 75% are positive. HCA Holdings had 88 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Pitcairn Communication invested 0.06% in HCA Healthcare, Inc. The stock of Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) earned "Hold" rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 23. Credit Suisse maintained HCA Healthcare, Inc.

Among 15 analysts covering PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a buy rating and set a $92.00 price objective on shares of HCA Healthcare in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, August 14 by Mizuho. (NYSE:HCA) has "Market Perform" rating given on Monday, January 4 by Wells Fargo. Leerink Swann has "Outperform" rating and $79 target. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, January 29 with "Outperform". (NYSE:HCA) rating on Wednesday, October 28. About 20.76 million shares traded. 10,000 shares valued at $620,000 were sold by Matheson Monique S. on Monday, December 11. Therefore 84% are positive. Carbonite had 14 analyst reports since September 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NYSE:NKE) rating on Monday, September 28. On Wednesday, October 21 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy". Lake Street maintained Carbonite, Inc. The stock of Carbonite, Inc. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with "Outperform" on Tuesday, August 22. JMP Securities initiated Carbonite, Inc. On Tuesday, October 3 the insider AHRENDTS ANGELA J sold $9.78M. S&P Research has "Buy" rating and $136 target. (NYSE:NKE), 23 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 19 Hold. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, August 4 by Oppenheimer. They set a "neutral" rating for the company.

Three Bays Capital Lp, which manages about $1.36 billion and $1.34 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Zayo Group Hldgs Inc (NYSE:ZAYO) by 211,181 shares to 1.73 million shares, valued at $59.50 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. (NASDAQ:GNBC) by 30,076 shares in the quarter, for a total of 74,569 shares, and has risen its stake in Plug Power Inc.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.07, from 1.24 in 2017Q2. 116 funds opened positions while 640 raised stakes. Lowe Brockenbrough invested in 129,502 shares or 3.06% of the stock. Modera Wealth Mngmt Limited Liability Company holds 49,280 shares or 0.28% of its portfolio. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares were sold by LEVINSON ARTHUR D. Jacobs Levy Equity Mgmt Inc, a New Jersey-based fund reported 332,842 shares. Mraz Amerine And Associate holds 0.45% or 9,227 shares. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 463,256 shares.

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