Trading Report: Today: Sentry Investment Management LLC invests in HCA Holdings Inc. (HCA) Shares

Today: Sentry Investment Management LLC invests in HCA Holdings Inc. (HCA) Shares

Sentry Investment Management LLC raised its stake in HCA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HCA) by 3.4% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 23,044 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 761 shares during the period. Sentry Investment Management LLC’s holdings in HCA Holdings were worth $1,743,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in HCA. Barometer Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in HCA Holdings by 39.3% in the second quarter. Barometer Capital Management Inc. now owns 11,700 shares of the company’s stock valued at $901,000 after buying an additional 3,300 shares during the last quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in HCA Holdings by 48.2% in the second quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 80,294 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,183,000 after buying an additional 26,114 shares during the last quarter. Eqis Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in HCA Holdings by 14.1% in the second quarter. Eqis Capital Management Inc. now owns 20,977 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,615,000 after buying an additional 2,587 shares during the last quarter. Capital Analysts LLC increased its stake in HCA Holdings by 17,606.0% in the second quarter. Capital Analysts LLC now owns 82,156 shares of the company’s stock valued at $10,520,000 after buying an additional 81,692 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Capstone Asset Management Co. increased its stake in HCA Holdings by 2.8% in the second quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 6,173 shares of the company’s stock valued at $475,000 after buying an additional 170 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 71.31% of the company’s stock.

Shares of HCA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HCA) traded down 0.97% on Monday, reaching $70.70. The company had a trading volume of 433,733 shares. HCA Holdings Inc. has a 1-year low of $60.07 and a 1-year high of $83.69. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $76.33 and a 200 day moving average price of $76.84. The firm has a market capitalization of $26.49 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.19 and a beta of 0.79.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 27th. The company reported $1.61 EPS for the quarter, topping 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 had revenue of $10.27 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $10.41 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.17 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts predict that HCA Holdings Inc. will post $6.71 earnings per share for the current year.

HCA has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded HCA Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 25th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of HCA Holdings in a research note on Tuesday, September 6th. KeyCorp upgraded HCA Holdings from a “sector weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $94.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Thursday, October 13th. Royal Bank Of Canada boosted their price objective on HCA Holdings from $88.00 to $95.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, October 28th. Finally, Wolfe Research assumed coverage on HCA Holdings in a report on Tuesday, October 25th. They issued an “outperform” rating for the company. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seventeen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. HCA Holdings has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $87.30.

In other HCA Holdings news, insider Michael S. Cuffe sold 2,150 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, October 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $79.41, for a total value of $170,731.50. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, SVP Christopher F. Wyatt sold 3,152 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $79.00, for a total transaction of $249,008.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 7,558 shares in the company, valued at approximately $597,082. 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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