HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) had its price target increased by RBC Capital from $49.00 to $54.00 in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning, StockRatingsNetwork.com reports. The firm currently has an outperform rating on the stock.
Shares of HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) traded up 1.27% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $44.80. 3,304,278 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. HCA Holdings has a 52-week low of $29.67 and a 52-week high of $49.52. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $45.47 and its 200-day moving average is $40.47. The company has a market cap of $20.035 billion and a P/E ratio of 14.17.
HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 5th. The company reported $0.79 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $9.41 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $8.40 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.78 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 5.8% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that HCA Holdings will post $3.30 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of other firms have also recently commented on HCA. Analysts at CRT Capital raised their price target on shares of HCA Holdings from $49.00 to $57.00 in a research note to investors on Friday, October 18th. They now have a buy rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Jefferies Group raised their EPS on shares of HCA Holdings in a research note to investors on Friday, October 18th. They now have a buy rating and a $57.00 price target on the stock. They previously had a $45.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Mizuho raised their price target on shares of HCA Holdings from $51.00 to $55.00 in a research note to investors on Friday, October 18th. They now have a buy rating on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and twenty-one have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $48.78.
HCA Holdings, Inc (NYSE:HCA) is a holding company whose affiliates owns and operates hospitals and related health care entities.
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