HCA Holdings (HCA) : 3 days before expiry, shorts in HCA Holdings (HCA) have reduced from 9,904,123 on Jul 29, 2016, to 8,802,188 on August 15, 2016. On an average, 2,624,686 shares are traded on the exchange. The outstanding bearish positions are equal to 2.8% of the float. Short sellers have covered -1,101,935 shares, a reduction of -11.1%, which underlines that they dont expect the stock to fall further from the current levels. The short interest information was released on Wednesday Aug 24th after the market close.
HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA): The stock opened at $74.90 on Wednesday but the bulls could not build on the opening and the stock topped out at $74.99 for the day. The stock traded down to $73.90 during the day, due to lack of any buying support eventually closed down at $74.02 with a loss of -1.27% for the day. The stock had closed at $74.97 on the previous day. The total traded volume was 2,815,621 shares.
In a related news, Steakley Joseph N, officer (SVP-Internal Audit Services) of Hca Holdings, Inc., unloaded 44,203 shares at an average price of $76.42 on May 24, 2016. The total amount of the transaction was worth $3,377,993, according to the disclosed information with the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Form 4 filing.
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.