Piedmont Investment Advisors buys $38.4 Million stake in HCA Holdings Inc (HCA)

HCA Holdings Inc (HCA) : Piedmont Investment Advisors scooped up 67,830 additional shares in HCA Holdings Inc during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 13, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 492,901 shares of HCA Holdings Inc which is valued at $38.4 Million.HCA Holdings Inc makes up approximately 0.82% of Piedmont Investment Advisors’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Pinnacle Associates Ltd reduced its stake in HCA by selling 12,760 shares or 56.55% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 9,805 shares of HCA which is valued at $764,006. HCA Holdings Inc makes up approx 0.02% of Pinnacle Associates Ltd’s portfolio. Wexford Capital Lp added HCA to its portfolio by purchasing 6,500 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $506,480. HCA Holdings Inc makes up approx 0.10% of Wexford Capital Lp’s portfolio.New Mexico Educational Retirement Board boosted its stake in HCA in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 2,000 additional shares and now holds a total of 34,700 shares of HCA Holdings Inc which is valued at $2.7 Million. HCA Holdings Inc makes up approx 0.13% of New Mexico Educational Retirement Board’s portfolio. Bluecrest Capital Management Ltd added HCA to its portfolio by purchasing 12,161 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $983,825. HCA Holdings Inc makes up approx 0.09% of Bluecrest Capital Management Ltd’s portfolio.Calvert Investment Management boosted its stake in HCA in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 115,322 additional shares and now holds a total of 134,792 shares of HCA Holdings Inc which is valued at $10.9 Million. HCA Holdings Inc makes up approx 0.48% of Calvert Investment Management’s portfolio.

HCA Holdings Inc opened for trading at $77.61 and hit $78.48 on the upside on Wednesday, eventually ending the session at $77.73, with a gain of 0.22% or 0.17 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 22,30,175 shares. Company has a market cap of $30,397 M.

On the company’s financial health, HCA Holdings Inc reported $1.71 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.22 according to the earnings call on May 3, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.49. The company had revenue of $10260.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $10253.84 million. The company’s revenue was up 6.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.36 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on HCA Holdings Inc. Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on May 4, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 89 from a previous price target of $86 .Company shares were Reiterated by Wedbush on May 4, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 90 from a previous price target of $88 .Company shares were Upgraded by JP Morgan on Mar 14, 2016 to ” Overweight”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 85 from a previous price target of $76 .

HCA Holdings Inc. is a holding company. The Company is a health care services company. The Company 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. The Company’s general acute care hospitals provide a range of services to accommodate medical specialties such as internal medicine general surgery cardiology oncology neurosurgery orthopedics and obstetrics as well as diagnostic and emergency services. The general acute care hospitals also provide outpatient services such as outpatient surgery laboratory radiology respiratory therapy cardiology and physical therapy. Outpatient and ancillary health care services are provided by the Company’s general acute care hospitals freestanding surgery centers freestanding emergency care facilities diagnostic centers and rehabilitation facilities.

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