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Maverick Capital Ltd. Buys 14280 Shares of HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA)

Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 12,363 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,068,657.72. HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) has risen 7.08% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. Pinnacle Assocs Ltd accumulated 9,712 shares or 0.02% of the stock. About 830,109 shares traded or 7.89% up from the average. On Wednesday, May 17 Torres Kathryn A. sold $142,148 worth of HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) or 1,729 shares. It has underperformed by 9.62% the S&P500. The company has a market capitalization of $26.94 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.00 and a beta of 0.62. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 73.77% of the company's stock. The company has market cap of $3.42 billion. The stock rose 0.78% or $1.34 reaching $173.89. Prothena Corporation PLC (NASDAQ:PRTA) has risen 41.05% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.35% the S&P500.

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.4 in Q2 2017. The stock increased 1.13% or $0.47 on October 13, reaching $42.23. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has invested 0.21% in HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA). Farallon Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Co, California-based fund reported 2.31 million shares. Meeder Asset Mngmt Incorporated invested 0.36% in HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA). 30,513 are owned by Meritage Portfolio Mgmt. Mutual Insurance Federation Of Agricultural Cooperatives holds 36,300 shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. Insiders own 2.90% of the company's stock. Moreover, Ahl Prns Ltd Liability Partnership has 0.37% invested in HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) for 200,033 shares. Automobile Association reported 0.06% stake. Norinchukin Bank & Trust The holds 38,753 shares. Aberdeen Asset Mgmt Pcl Uk stated it has 137,011 shares. Hca Healthcare Inc now has $26.94B valuation. Beach Invest Mgmt Ltd Company holds 121,630 shares. South State invested in 5,984 shares.

Among 14 analysts covering Prothena Corp (NASDAQ:PRTA), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. Facebook had 182 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

On Tuesday April 18, 2017, Cantor Fitzgerald released a statement about HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) upped the target price from $0.00 to $95.00 that indicated a possible upside of 0.12%. The rating was maintained by Mizuho with "Buy" on Friday, August 14. The rating was upgraded by Vetr on Saturday, August 29 to "Buy". The firm earned "Hold" rating on Wednesday, May 4 by Stifel Nicolaus. Oppenheimer maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $100 target in Thursday, October 15 report. Mizuho maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, October 4 report. Amer Group Inc stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Kennametal Inc.

Since May 3, 2017, it had 2 buys, and 10 insider sales for $12.37 million activity. DUR PHILIP A also sold $280,037 worth of Kennametal Inc.

In other news, insider Michael S. Cuffe sold 2,150 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Monday, July 17th. 5,005 shares were sold by Englebright Jane D., worth $426,993. Morgan Sandra L. had sold 5,915 shares worth $489,394. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that HCA Holdings, Inc. will post $7.13 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, which manages about $548.59 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Visa Inc (NYSE:V) by 15,340 shares to 154,813 shares, valued at $14.52M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. 361,205 shares were bought by FRIST PATRICIA C, worth $30.00 million. "(HCA)" was published by StockNewsTimes and is owned by of StockNewsTimes. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and fifteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 64% are positive.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of HCA. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Wedbush given on Tuesday, August 4. RBC Capital Markets maintained HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) rating on Friday, October 28.

Only yesterday HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) traded 0.49% higher at $82.48.

On July 26 Morgan Stanley made no change to the stock rating of "Equal-Weight" and lowered the price target from $90.00 to $88.00. 8,302 HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) shares with value of $705,836 were sold by Davis Jana Joustra. Piper Jaffray has "Buy" rating and $9200 target. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Thursday, August 6 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) earned "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, January 6. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 4.0% compared to the same quarter previous year. HCA's profit will be $588.79M for 11.44 P/E if the $1.63 EPS becomes a reality. The company reported $1.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.80 by ($0.05).

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