$1.93 EPS Expected for HCA Healthcare, Inc. (HCA)

October 2, 2018 - By Hugh Holland

HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.14 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.18, from 0.96 in 2018Q1. It increased, as 37 investors sold HCA Healthcare, Inc. shares while 183 reduced holdings. 80 funds opened positions while 170 raised stakes. 239.10 million shares or 1.92% less from 243.77 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported.
Community National Bank & Trust Na stated it has 0% of its portfolio in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA). Tiverton Asset Mgmt Limited Liability reported 12,325 shares. Fifth Third Commercial Bank owns 1,889 shares. National Bank & Trust Pictet And Cie (Asia) Limited invested in 0.62% or 13,109 shares. 639,790 were accumulated by Bankshares Of America De. Clenar Muke Llc reported 4.68% of its portfolio in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA). C World Wide Group Hldg A S holds 0.11% or 79,535 shares. Fmr Limited Co invested 0.07% in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA). Redmond Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability invested in 1.14% or 26,248 shares. Schroder Investment Mgmt Grp Inc accumulated 0.22% or 1.23 million shares. Pitcairn Commerce stated it has 5,904 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Qs Invsts has 0.01% invested in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) for 12,033 shares. First Financial In reported 500 shares stake. Fred Alger Mngmt stated it has 0% in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA). First Interstate Bancorp reported 25 shares.

Since May 14, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 14 sales for $19.61 million activity. On Monday, July 23 the insider Torres Kathryn A. sold $190,063. Perlin Jonathan B had sold 25,000 shares worth $2.65 million. Reiner Deborah M sold 1,204 shares worth $126,420. Englebright Jane D. sold 5,822 shares worth $596,580. Wyatt Christopher F. sold $810,271 worth of stock. $604,795 worth of HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) was sold by Morrow J William.

Analysts expect HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) to report $1.93 EPS on October, 30.They anticipate $0.72 EPS change or 59.50 % from last quarter’s $1.21 EPS. HCA’s profit would be $667.86 million giving it 18.02 P/E if the $1.93 EPS is correct. After having $2.29 EPS previously, HCA Healthcare, Inc.’s analysts see -15.72 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.85% or $1.19 during the last trading session, reaching $139.11. About 485,729 shares traded. HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) has risen 66.96% since October 2, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 51.34% the S&P500.

HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) Ratings Coverage

Among 7 analysts covering HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. HCA Holdings had 10 analyst reports since April 25, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) on Tuesday, May 1 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Bank of America on Tuesday, September 18 with “Underperform”. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Leerink Swann on Tuesday, September 4. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, July 27. As per Friday, July 13, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. On Wednesday, September 5 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Underweight”. The firm has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Thursday, August 16. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Wednesday, September 5. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald given on Wednesday, April 25.

HCA Healthcare, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides health care services in the United States and England. The company has market cap of $48.14 billion. The firm operates general, acute care hospitals that offer medical and surgical services, including inpatient care, intensive care, cardiac care, diagnostic, and emergency services; and outpatient services, such as outpatient surgery, laboratory, radiology, respiratory therapy, cardiology, and physical therapy services. It has a 17.57 P/E ratio. It also operates psychiatric hospitals, which provide therapeutic programs comprising child, adolescent and adult psychiatric care, and adolescent and adult alcohol and drug abuse treatment and counseling.

More news for HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) were recently published by: Bizjournals.com, which released: “Memorial Hermann Health System to merge with major Dallas system” on October 01, 2018. Bizjournals.com‘s article titled: “HCA’s Milton Johnson to retire, next CEO revealed” and published on September 10, 2018 is yet another important article.

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