Trade Report: Today: GRATRY & Co LLC Sold shares of HCA Holdings Inc. (HCA)

Today: GRATRY & Co LLC Sold shares of HCA Holdings Inc. (HCA)

GRATRY & Co LLC decreased its stake in HCA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HCA) by 1.2% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 3,705 shares of the company’s stock after selling 45 shares during the period. GRATRY & Co LLC’s holdings in HCA Holdings were worth $280,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Ngam Advisors L.P. raised its stake in HCA Holdings by 14.3% in the third quarter. Ngam Advisors L.P. now owns 311,941 shares of the company’s stock valued at $23,593,000 after buying an additional 39,118 shares during the last quarter. Sentry Investment Management LLC raised its stake in HCA Holdings by 3.4% in the third quarter. Sentry Investment Management LLC now owns 23,044 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,743,000 after buying an additional 761 shares during the last quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. raised its stake in HCA Holdings by 10.5% in the third quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 4,090 shares of the company’s stock valued at $309,000 after buying an additional 387 shares during the last quarter. Kings Point Capital Management raised its stake in HCA Holdings by 0.3% in the third quarter. Kings Point Capital Management now owns 82,004 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,202,000 after buying an additional 280 shares during the last quarter. Finally, US Bancorp DE raised its stake in HCA Holdings by 25.1% in the third quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 16,635 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,258,000 after buying an additional 3,338 shares during the last quarter. 71.31% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

HCA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HCA) opened at 71.39 on Monday. HCA Holdings Inc. has a 1-year low of $60.07 and a 1-year high of $83.69. The firm has a market cap of $26.75 billion, a PE ratio of 11.30 and a beta of 0.79. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $76.33 and its 200 day moving average is $76.84.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 27th. The company reported $1.61 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.42 by $0.19. HCA Holdings had a net margin of 6.10% and a negative return on equity of 43.65%. The firm earned $10.27 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.41 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.17 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 4.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts forecast that HCA Holdings Inc. will post $6.71 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on HCA shares. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of HCA Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, August 10th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of HCA Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 25th. KeyCorp upgraded shares of HCA Holdings from a “sector weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $94.00 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday, October 13th. RBC Capital Markets restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $95.00 target price (up from $88.00) on shares of HCA Holdings in a research note on Friday, October 28th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein restated a “market perform” rating and issued a $85.00 target price (down from $89.00) on shares of HCA Holdings in a research note on Tuesday, November 15th. Nine analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seventeen have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $87.30.

In related news, insider A Bruce Moore, Jr. sold 167,967 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $73.65, for a total value of $12,370,769.55. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 207,682 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $15,295,779.30. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, SVP P. Martin Paslick sold 36,004 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $78.79, for a total transaction of $2,836,755.16. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 35,894 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,828,088.26. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 3.10% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

About HCA Holdings

HCA Holdings, Inc is a healthcare services company. The Company’s segment is operating hospitals and related healthcare entities. The Company operates approximately 168 hospitals, consisting of 164 general, acute care hospitals; three psychiatric hospitals, and one rehabilitation hospital. In addition, the Company operates approximately 116 freestanding surgery centers.

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