Credit Suisse Reports Initiation of HCA (NYSE:HCA)

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How Credit Suisse Currently Rates HCA (NYSE:HCA)

Research analysts at Credit Suisse launched coverage HCA (NYSE:HCA) shares in analysts report sent to investors and clients on Wednesday morning, IR.net reports. The equities firm has set a “Outperform” rating on HCA stock.

From a total of 21 analysts covering HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) stock, 18 rate it a ”Buy”, 0 a “Sell”, and 4 a ”Hold”. This means that 82% of the ratings are positive. The highest target price is $111 while the lowest target price is $75. The mean of all analyst targets is $87.81 with a 35.87% above today’s ($65.76) stock price. HCA Holdings was the topic of 19 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to the firm StockzIntelligence Inc. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained shares on October 28 with “Buy” rating. Vetr upgraded shares to “Buy” rating and $99.90 target share price in a report from an August 29. RBC Capital Markets maintained HCA stock in a recent report from October 28 with “Outperform” rating. Finally, Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in a report issued on an October 15.

Approximately 979,957 shares of stock traded hands. HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA) has declined 15.53% since May 13, 2015 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.90% the S&P500.

The overall sentiment of institutions has decreased to 1.14 in Q2 2015. Its down 0.20, from 1.34 in 2015Q2. The ratio fall, as 78 institutions have sold all the shares of HCA Holdings Inc that they owned while 218 funds have taken shares off the table. 73 funds have purchased shares for the first time while 264 added to their positions. These institutions now hold 315.37 million shares or 2.33% more than the 308.21 million shares they owned in 2015Q2.

The Fund Crescent Park Management L.P. currently is holding shares equating to 13.49% of its total portfolio in HCA Holdings Inc representing a total of 785,419 shares. Another fund,Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P., is holding a total of 14.89 million shares equating to 12.19% of their holdings. Additionally, Monroe Hall Asset Management Llc has a 310,000 share stake in HCA Holdings Inc which represents 11.66% of their total portfolio. The Fund, Cryder Capital Partners Llp, based out of United Kingdom, has also built up a stake in the stock, which represents a total of 9.92% of their total portfolio. Finally Appaloosa Management Lp, a fund which is based in the state of New Jersey reported a total holdings of 3.55 million shares.

Insider activity is a very important aspect to track on any stock. Going back to March 6, 2015, shareholders of HCA Holdings Inc have witnessed 0 insider buys, and a total of 13 insider sales equating to a net activity of approximately $43.08 million . Cuffe Michael S. sold 2,575 shares worth approximately $214,807. Vallarino Juan sold 27,002 shares worth approximately $2.32 million. Stinnett Donald W sold 67,506 shares worth approximately $6.16M. Yuspeh Alan R sold 14,000 shares worth approximately $1.28 million. The company insider Anderson David Gwin sold 35,000 shares worth $3.20M.

HCA Holdings, Inc. is a holding company. The company has a market cap of $26.73 billion. The Firm is a health care services company. It has 13.76 P/E ratio. The Firm owns, manages or operates hospitals, freestanding surgery centers, diagnostic and imaging centers, radiation and oncology therapy centers, rehabilitation and physical therapy centers and various other facilities.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “HCA Inc. is a non-governmental hospital in the U.S. providing health care and related services. The Company operates a network of acute care hospitals, outpatient facilities, clinics and other patient care delivery settings. The Company also owns and manages freestanding surgery centers, diagnostic and imaging centers, radiation and oncology therapy centers, rehabilitation and physical therapy centers, and various other facilities. HCA Inc. is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.”

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