Mizuho Reaffirms Buy Rating for HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA)

HCA Healthcare Inc

About 161,070 shares traded. It is down 25.42% since October 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 51.43% the S&P500. 7 firms rating the stock a strong buy, 11 firms rating the company a buy, six analysts rating the company a hold, 0 brokers rating the stock a underperform, and finally 0 brokerages rating the company a sell with a 12-month price target of $91.14. Therefore 64% are positive. The rating was downgraded by Mizuho on Wednesday, November 9 to "Neutral". RBC Capital Markets maintained HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) rating on Monday, July 17. JP Morgan downgraded the shares of HCA in report on Friday, July 29 to "Neutral" rating. 192.66 million shares or 3.50% more from 186.14 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.

On July 26 Morgan Stanley made no change to the stock rating of "Equal-Weight" and lowered the price target from $90.00 to $88.00. Investorplace.com's news article titled: "Hold Recommendation on HCA Healthcare (HCA) Shares Kept" with publication date: October 05, 2017 was also an interesting one. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, January 29 by RBC Capital Markets. Its down 0.03, from 0.91 in 2017Q1. Farallon Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Co, California-based fund reported 2.31 million shares. Deutsche Bank AG started coverage on shares of HCA Healthcare in a report on Tuesday, April 4th. Oppenheimer maintained HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) rating on Thursday, October 15. South State invested in 5,984 shares. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership now owns 2,887,684 shares of the company's stock worth $251,806,000 after acquiring an additional 580,084 shares in the last quarter. Moreover, Ray Gerald L And Assocs has 0.1% invested in HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) for 9,000 shares. Mutual Insurance Federation Of Agricultural Cooperatives holds 36,300 shares or 0.11% of its portfolio.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, which manages about $548.59 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Visa Inc (NYSE:V) by 15,340 shares to 154,813 shares, valued at $14.52M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. The stock declined 0.35% or $0.26 reaching $73.93 per share. Weiss Multi reported 48,360 shares. Tiaa Cref Investment Management Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.12% in HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA). The Nebraska-based Cwm Ltd has invested 0.03% in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). Ruane Cunniff Goldfarb Inc invested 0.43% of its portfolio in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). Shares for $30.00 million were bought by FRIST THOMAS F JR. The insider Cuffe Michael S. sold 2,150 shares worth $181,718. Insiders have sold a total of 6,450 shares of company stock worth $529,309 over the last quarter. WATERMAN ROBERT A sold 246,000 shares worth $20.45M. Shares for $426,993 were sold by Englebright Jane D. on Monday, May 8. The stock rose 0.78% or $1.34 reaching $173.89. About 4.93 million shares traded or 104.56% up from the average. It has underperformed by 9.62% the S&P500.

HCA has been the topic of several other research reports. Analysts forecast that HCA Healthcare Inc will post $7.37 earnings per share for the current year.

HCA Healthcare, Inc., formerly HCA Holdings, Inc., launched on October 19, 2010, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates hospitals and related healthcare entities. It has a 19.86 P/E ratio. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated in two geographically organized groups, including the National and American Groups. Shares for $142,148 were sold by Torres Kathryn A. on Wednesday, May 17. (NYSE:KMT) on Thursday, June 8. On Thursday, June 8 the insider WUNNING STEVEN H sold $282,744.

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Among 14 analysts covering Prothena Corp (NASDAQ:PRTA), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. CommScope Holding had 28 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NYSE:KMT) has "Hold" rating given on Monday, August 21 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, August 3 with "Hold".

Other large investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained Prothena Corporation PLC (NASDAQ:PRTA) rating on Thursday, September 28. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a buy rating and issued a $95.00 price objective on shares of HCA Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. The firm has "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital given on Friday, May 13. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Wednesday, May 4 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, November 5 by Canaccord Genuity.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.21 in 2017 Q2. It worsened, as 52 investors sold COMM shares while 81 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 106 raised stakes. Franklin Incorporated owns 3,340 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 0.02% in Commscope Holding Company Inc (NASDAQ:COMM) or 42,654 shares.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: This report was first reported by TrueBlueTribune and is owned by of TrueBlueTribune. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 12,363 shares of the company's stock, valued at $987,556.44. (NYSE:KMT) for 16,172 shares. Jpmorgan Chase has invested 0% in Northeast Bancorp (NASDAQ:NBN). Alpha Windward Lc holds 420 shares. 5,900 are owned by Bessemer Group Inc. Dimensional Fund Advsr L P has 0% invested in Northeast Bancorp (NASDAQ:NBN) for 122,658 shares. Shell Asset Mngmt invested in 222,408 shares or 0.83% of the stock.

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