Worth Watching Stock: HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA)


HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) reported its last earnings on Jul 28 BMO (BMO = before market open, AMC= after market close). The company will report its next earnings on Oct 25 – Oct 31 (Est.). The company reported the earnings of $1.66/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $1.56/share. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.1/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 6.4%.

Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for HCA Holdings, Inc. and for the current quarter 21 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $1.43/share. These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $1.31/share and a High Estimate of $1.55/share.

In case of Revenue Estimates, 20 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for HCA Holdings, Inc. as 10.41 Billion. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for HCA Holdings, Inc. is 10.1 Billion and the High Revenue Estimate is 11.06 Billion. The company had Year Ago Sales of 9.86 Billion.

These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for HCA to be 22.2%. They are projecting Next Quarter growth of 5.9%. For the next 5 years, HCA Holdings, Inc. is expecting Growth of 11.69% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was 21.29% per annum.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on HCA Holdings, Inc., where 7 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 9 analysts have given a Buy signal, 7 said it’s a HOLD, 0 reported it as Underperform and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell. (These Recommendations are for the Current Month Only reported by Yahoo Finance.)

When it comes to the Analysis of a Stock, Price Target plays a vital role. 21 Analysts reported that the Price Target for HCA Holdings, Inc. might touch $110 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $90.9 and $77 respectively.

To analyze a stock, one should look for Upgrades and Downgrades of a stock. HCA Holdings, Inc. got Downgrade on 29-Jul-16 where investment firm JP Morgan Downgrade the stock from Overweight to Neutral.

HCA Holdings, Inc. closed its last trading session at $75.16 with the gain of 1.8%. The Market Capitalization of the company stands at 28.46 Billion. The Company has 52-week high of $88.46 and 52-week low of $60.07. The stock’s current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is 1.34% where SMA50 and SMA200 are -0.44% and 3.45% respectively. The Company Touched its 52-Week High on Sep 9, 2015 and 52-Week Low on Jan 20, 2016.

The Relative Volume of the company is 0.88 and Average Volume (3 months) is 2.38 million. HCA Holdings, Inc. P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 13.21 and Forward P/E ratio of 10.85.

The company shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of 7.3%. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at -31.2%. While it’s Return on Investment (ROI) value is 18.9%.

While looking at the Stock’s Performance, HCA Holdings, Inc. currently shows a Weekly Performance of 3.03%, where Monthly Performance is 1.67%, Quarterly performance is -2.75%, 6 Months performance is 4.89% and yearly performance percentage is -11.45%. Year to Date performance value (YTD perf) value is 13.13%. The Stock currently has a Weekly Volatility of 1.56% and Monthly Volatility of 1.63%.