Analyst Rating Update on HCA Holdings (HCA)

HCA Holdings (HCA) : 13 brokerage houses believe that HCA Holdings (HCA) is a Strong Buy at current levels. 1 Analyst considers the fundamentals to be worthy of a Buy recommendation. 5 analysts believe that the current prices are in a balance with the stocks fundamentals, hence they propose Hold on HCA Holdings (HCA). Zacks Investment Research suggests a Hold with a rank of 3.The median of all the 19 Wall Street Analysts endorse the stock as a Buy with a rating of 1.58.

HCA Holdings (HCA) : Currently there are 17 street experts covering HCA Holdings (HCA) stock. The most bullish and bearish price target for the stock is $111 and $74 respectively for the short term. The average price target of all the analysts comes to $92.71. The estimated standard deviation from the target is $8.5.

For the current week, the company shares have a recommendation consensus of Buy. Also, Equity Analysts at the JP Morgan downgrades the rating on HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA). The brokerage firm has issued a Neutral rating on the shares. The shares were previously rated Overweight. The rating by the firm was issued on July 29, 2016.


HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA): During Wednesdays trading session, Bulls were in full control of the stock right from the opening. The stock opened at $74.25 and $74.11 proved to be the low of the day. Continuous buying at higher levels pushed the stock towards an intraday high of $75.94. The buying momentum continued till the end and the stock did not give up its gains. It closed at $75.71, notching a gain of 0.89% for the day. The total traded volume was 2,943,403 . The stock had closed at $75.04 on the previous day.

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 Companys 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 Companys general, acute care hospitals, freestanding surgery centers, freestanding emergency care facilities, diagnostic centers and rehabilitation facilities.

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