Lee Danner & Bass INC Stake in Hca Healthcare INC (HCA) Decreased by $3.67 Million; Shares Rose

April 16, 2018 - By Michele Cranor

HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) Corporate LogoDuring 2017 Q4 the big money sentiment decreased to 0.78. That’s change of 0.01, from 2017Q3’s 0.79. 53 investors sold all, 199 reduced holdings as HCA ratio dived. 121 increased positions while 75 funds acquired positions. Funds hold 250.97 million shares thus 4.23% less from 2017Q3’s 262.04 million shares. Amp Capital Investors Limited holds 0.2% of its capital in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) for 428,565 shs. Pinebridge Limited Partnership accumulated 380 shs. Lee Danner Bass Inc stated it has 3.26% of its capital in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA). Crescent Park LP owns 6.92% invested in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) for 407,288 shs. Westend Advsr Limited Com reported 0% in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA). Westpac Banking holds 0.04% or 19,099 shs. Focused Wealth Mngmt Incorporated reported 2,930 shs. Bancshares Of Nova Scotia, Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 44,574 shs. Indexiq Advisors Limited Co has invested 0.03% of its capital in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA). Intrust Financial Bank Na has 2.38% invested in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA). California Employees Retirement Sys holds 858,908 shs or 0.1% of its capital. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System invested in 17,100 shs or 0.07% of the stock. Advantus Mgmt invested in 0.06% or 28,828 shs. State Treasurer State Of Michigan, Michigan-based fund reported 83,020 shs. Raymond James & Assocs owns 76,790 shs for 0.01% of their capital.

HCA had 18 selling transactions and 2 insider buys since October 17, 2017. This’s net activity of $55.29 million. On Wednesday, February 14 Shares for $11.98M were sold by Hall Charles J. Shares for $2.24M were sold by Sowell Joseph A III. RUTHERFORD BILL B also sold $4.96M worth of HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) on Wednesday, January 31. The insider Morgan Sandra L. sold 3,698 shs worth $358,364. Shares for $167,700 were sold by Cuffe Michael S. on Tuesday, October 17. The insider FRIST PATRICIA C bought 28,650 shs worth $2.90M.

Lee Danner & Bass Inc decreased its holdings by 10.35% in Hca Healthcare Inc. (HCA), according to 2017Q4 SEC form. The company’s stock popped up 9.36% while Lee Danner & Bass Inc sold 42,216 shares. The health care company at the end of 2017Q4 was priced at $32.11M. It’s down from 407,818 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Now it had 365,602 shares held by the institutional investor . Lee Danner & Bass Inc has risen its stake in and also increased its holding in by shares in the quarter, for a total of shares.

Analysts await HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $2.08 earnings per share, up 19.54 % or $0.34 from last year’s $1.74 per share. HCA’s profit will be $732.61 million for 11.71 P/E if the $2.08 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.12 actual earnings per share reported by HCA Healthcare, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.89 % negative EPS growth.

HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) Ratings Coverage

In total 19 analysts cover HCA Healthcare (NYSE:HCA). “Buy” rating has 13, “Sell” are 2, while 4 are “Hold”. 68% are bullish. 31 are the (NYSE:HCA)’s analyst reports since October 17, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Tuesday, October 31 Piper Jaffray maintained HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) with “Buy” rating. On Tuesday, December 12 the firm earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup. On Tuesday, January 30 the stock of HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) has “Buy” rating given by SunTrust. On Wednesday, January 31 the firm has “Buy” rating given by Jefferies. On Wednesday, January 31 the company was maintained by Credit Suisse. The company rating was maintained by Bank of America on Thursday, October 19. On Thursday, March 22 the stock of HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) has “Buy” rating given by Mizuho. On Thursday, October 19 Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of HCA in report with “Outperform” rating. On Tuesday, January 30 the rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Outperform”. On Wednesday, October 18 the rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Hold”.

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