HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) Stock Holdings Cut by Daiwa Securities Group Inc.

Daiwa Securities Group Inc. reduced its position in shares of HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCAFree Report) by 13.7% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 42,340 shares of the company’s stock after selling 6,717 shares during the quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc.’s holdings in HCA Healthcare were worth $10,414,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board boosted its stake in shares of HCA Healthcare by 3.9% during the 3rd quarter. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board now owns 10,700 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,632,000 after acquiring an additional 400 shares in the last quarter. Orion Portfolio Solutions LLC boosted its stake in shares of HCA Healthcare by 1.5% during the 3rd quarter. Orion Portfolio Solutions LLC now owns 6,862 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,688,000 after acquiring an additional 101 shares in the last quarter. 180 Wealth Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of HCA Healthcare by 30.6% during the 3rd quarter. 180 Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 2,399 shares of the company’s stock worth $590,000 after acquiring an additional 562 shares in the last quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas boosted its stake in shares of HCA Healthcare by 7.0% during the 3rd quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 102,095 shares of the company’s stock worth $25,113,000 after acquiring an additional 6,654 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Allworth Financial LP boosted its stake in shares of HCA Healthcare by 3.1% during the 3rd quarter. Allworth Financial LP now owns 2,182 shares of the company’s stock worth $537,000 after acquiring an additional 65 shares in the last quarter. 62.73% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Analyst Ratings Changes

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on HCA. Citigroup reduced their target price on HCA Healthcare from $324.00 to $279.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Sanford C. Bernstein lowered HCA Healthcare from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and increased their target price for the company from $277.00 to $301.00 in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Truist Financial reduced their target price on HCA Healthcare from $340.00 to $300.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Mizuho cut their price objective on HCA Healthcare from $325.00 to $275.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, StockNews.com lowered HCA Healthcare from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to MarketBeat, the stock has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average price target of $297.00.

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HCA Healthcare Trading Down 1.0 %

Shares of NYSE:HCA opened at $277.88 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $74.38 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.67, a P/E/G ratio of 1.50 and a beta of 1.65. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $261.65 and its 200-day moving average is $262.43. HCA Healthcare, Inc. has a 52-week low of $215.96 and a 52-week high of $304.86. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 103.06, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a current ratio of 1.15.

HCA Healthcare (NYSE:HCAGet Free Report) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The company reported $3.91 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $3.97 by ($0.06). The business had revenue of $16.21 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $15.77 billion. HCA Healthcare had a net margin of 9.05% and a return on equity of 2,040.32%. Equities research analysts predict that HCA Healthcare, Inc. will post 18.16 earnings per share for the current year.

HCA Healthcare Announces Dividend

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 28th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 14th were given a dividend of $0.60 per share. This represents a $2.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.86%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, December 13th. HCA Healthcare’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 11.81%.

HCA Healthcare Company Profile

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HCA Healthcare, Inc, through its subsidiaries, provides health care services in the United States. It operates general and acute care hospitals that offers medical and surgical services, including inpatient care, intensive care, cardiac care, diagnostic, and emergency services; and outpatient services, such as outpatient surgery, laboratory, radiology, respiratory therapy, cardiology, and physical therapy.

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