HCA Holdings (HCA) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.15

Media headlines about HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. HCA Holdings earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 46.7162388381469 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several research firms recently commented on HCA. Morgan Stanley decreased their price target on shares of HCA Holdings from $88.00 to $85.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday. Argus decreased their price target on shares of HCA Holdings from $100.00 to $93.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, August 14th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of HCA Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of HCA Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 5th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. decreased their price target on shares of HCA Holdings from $89.00 to $87.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $92.88.

HCA Holdings (HCA) traded down 0.33% on Friday, hitting $77.53. 1,360,858 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm has a market cap of $28.01 billion, a PE ratio of 10.39 and a beta of 0.67. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $82.43 and a 200-day moving average price of $84.28. HCA Holdings has a 52-week low of $67.00 and a 52-week high of $91.03.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.75 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.80 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $10.73 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $10.76 billion. HCA Holdings had a net margin of 6.64% and a negative return on equity of 48.08%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 4.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.66 EPS. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that HCA Holdings will post $7.17 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other HCA Holdings news, SVP Jana Joustra Davis sold 54,689 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $82.35, for a total value of $4,503,639.15. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 107,892 shares in the company, valued at $8,884,906.20. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Michael S. Cuffe sold 2,150 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $86.44, for a total value of $185,846.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 12,363 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,068,657.72. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 132,202 shares of company stock valued at $11,155,094 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 2.90% of the company’s stock.

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HCA Holdings Company Profile

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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