Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. trimmed its holdings in shares of HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) by 2.1% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 847,124 shares of the company’s stock after selling 18,312 shares during the quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. owned about 0.23% of HCA Holdings worth $67,423,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in HCA Holdings by 0.7% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 19,718,250 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,719,431,000 after acquiring an additional 141,258 shares during the period. Glenview Capital Management LLC increased its position in HCA Holdings by 2.6% during the second quarter. Glenview Capital Management LLC now owns 14,899,289 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,299,218,000 after acquiring an additional 384,024 shares during the period. Longview Partners Guernsey LTD increased its position in HCA Holdings by 22.6% during the third quarter. Longview Partners Guernsey LTD now owns 11,135,155 shares of the company’s stock worth $886,247,000 after acquiring an additional 2,053,701 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management increased its position in HCA Holdings by 5.5% during the second quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 3,907,939 shares of the company’s stock worth $340,772,000 after acquiring an additional 203,290 shares during the period. Finally, APG Asset Management N.V. increased its position in HCA Holdings by 141.4% during the third quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 3,423,381 shares of the company’s stock worth $272,467,000 after acquiring an additional 2,005,193 shares during the period. 75.93% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In related news, insider Michael S. Cuffe sold 2,150 shares of HCA Holdings stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $78.00, for a total transaction of $167,700.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 12,476 shares in the company, valued at approximately $973,128. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, SVP Victor L. Campbell sold 8,000 shares of HCA Holdings stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $78.00, for a total transaction of $624,000.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 127,275 shares in the company, valued at $9,927,450. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 12,300 shares of company stock worth $963,421. 2.90% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $92.00 price objective on shares of HCA Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Jefferies Group LLC reduced their price objective on shares of HCA Holdings from $90.00 to $88.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. ValuEngine upgraded shares of HCA Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $95.00 price objective on shares of HCA Holdings in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of HCA Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 5th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and seventeen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $90.20.

HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) traded down $0.73 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $75.24. 1,729,232 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,273,223. The company has a current ratio of 1.68, a quick ratio of 1.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -6.46. HCA Holdings, Inc. has a twelve month low of $69.18 and a twelve month high of $91.03. The firm has a market cap of $27,440.00, a P/E ratio of 11.54, a PEG ratio of 1.12 and a beta of 0.50.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The company reported $1.21 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $1.21. HCA Holdings had a net margin of 6.13% and a negative return on equity of 47.16%. The business had revenue of $10.70 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.70 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.45 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 4.1% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that HCA Holdings, Inc. will post 6.55 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About HCA Holdings

HCA Healthcare, Inc, formerly HCA Holdings, Inc, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates hospitals and related healthcare entities. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated in two geographically organized groups, including the National and American Groups. As of December 31, 2016, the National Group included 84 hospitals, which were located in Alaska, California, Florida, southern Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, northern Kentucky, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Utah and Virginia.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA)

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