Brokerage Firm Rating Update on HCA Holdings (HCA)

HCA Holdings (HCA) : 17 analysts are covering HCA Holdings (HCA) and their average rating on the stock is 1.53, which is read as a Buy. 12 equity analysts believe that the stock has a bright future and the price doesnt capture all of its upside, hence they rate the stock as a Strong Buy. HCA Holdings (HCA) also receives 1 more Buy recommendations from analysts who believe that the stock will do well going forward. A Zacks Investment Research rank of 3, which recommends a Hold affirms that they expect a large upside in the stock from the current levels. A total of 4 brokerage firms believe that the stock is fairly valued, hence they advise a Hold on the stock.

HCA Holdings (HCA) : Average target price received by HCA Holdings (HCA) is $92.2 with an expected standard deviation of $6.84. The most aggressive target on the stock is $110, whereas the most downbeat target is $77. 15 financial analysts are currently covering the stock.


For the current week, the company shares have a recommendation consensus of Buy. Also, Brokerage firm JP Morgan downgrades its rating on HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA). The shares have been rated Neutral. Previously, the analysts had a Overweight rating on the shares. The rating by the firm was issued on July 29, 2016.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA): The stock opened at $76.43 and touched an intraday high of $79.28 on Wednesday. During the day, the stock corrected to an intraday low of $75.8, however, the bulls stepped in and pushed the price higher to close in the green at $78.13 with a gain of 2.60% for the day. The total traded volume for the day was 3,536,704. The stock had closed at $76.15 in the previous trading session.

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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