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Bank of America Downgrades HCA Healthcare (NYSE:HCA) to Underperform

The company reported $1.21 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.21. Columbus Hill Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Hca Healthcare Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $34.37 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.26% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $91.49. The shares were sold at an average price of $86.44, for a total value of $185,846.00.

Advisors Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) during the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. It has underperformed by 3.03% the S&P500.

Highlander Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Whirlpool Corp (WHR) by 57.74% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. "The company will report fourth quarter and full year 2017 results on Jan 30, 2018 before the market opens". Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 523,063 shares of the company's stock worth $41,630,000 after purchasing an additional 175,158 shares during the last quarter. Virginia-based Bb&T Securities Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.01% in AECOM (NYSE:ACM). The stock decreased 1.40% or $0.58 during the last trading session, reaching $40.78. Lakewood Lp invested in 5.97% or 2.08 million shares. Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) has risen 6.81% since January 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.11% the S&P500. About 1.17M shares traded.

Strong Sell. Investors might also notice that two months ago the Buy recommendations (0) were less than Sell recommendations (0). Its down 0.15, from 1.1 in 2017Q2. (NYSE:HCA). Plante Moran Advsr Limited Company invested in 0.01% or 158 shares.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in HCA. Moreover, Jfs Wealth Advisors Ltd Liability Co has 0.01% invested in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, July 25 by RBC Capital Markets.

Analysts await HCA Healthcare, Inc. Finally, Ifrah Financial Services Inc. bought a new stake in shares of HCA Holdings during the first quarter worth approximately $210,000. (NYSE:HCA). State Street Corp accumulated 12.24M shares. Omers Administration Corporation has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA). Toronto Dominion Financial Bank holds 0.03% or 112,657 shares in its portfolio. APG Asset Management N.V. increased its position in HCA Healthcare by 141.4% during the third quarter. 135.26 million shares or 2.45% more from 132.03 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Pitcairn reported 6,846 shares. Ubs Asset Americas Inc stated it has 0.09% in HCA Healthcare, Inc. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and seventeen have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 67% are positive. HCA Holdings had 88 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup upgraded shares of HCA Healthcare from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Thursday, March 24 with "Outperform". RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of HCA in report on Wednesday, October 28 with "Outperform" rating. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, December 20 by Morgan Stanley. Cowen & Co maintained it with "Hold" rating and $140.0 target in Thursday, October 5 report. Robert W. Baird upgraded the stock to "Outperform" rating in Wednesday, January 4 report. Banque Pictet Cie reported 0.13% of its portfolio in HCA Healthcare, Inc. The firm has "Market Outperform" rating given on Friday, April 15 by Avondale. The rating was downgraded by Leerink Swann on Wednesday, January 6 to "Mkt Perform". The firm has a market capitalization of $33,530.00, a PE ratio of 13.81, a P/E/G ratio of 1.19 and a beta of 0.55. (NYSE:HCA) earned "Buy" rating by J.P. Morgan on Thursday, November 30. (NYSE:NNN) has declined 14.81% since January 27, 2017 and is downtrending. Its down 0.09, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. 54 funds opened positions while 187 raised stakes. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 127,275 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $9,649,990.50. (NYSE:SPG) by 9,587 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.07M shares, and cut its stake in Hilton Grand Vacations. Cornerstone Advsrs has 9,195 shares. Ny State Teachers Retirement Systems owns 526,229 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Heitman Real Estate Securities Lc holds 2.09% of its portfolio in National Retail Properties, Inc. Brave Warrior Limited Liability Company reported 2.92M shares or 11.24% of all its holdings. Barclays Public Limited Company invested in 23,003 shares or 0% of the stock. The number of shares now owned by investors are 349.99 mln. Conning Incorporated reported 4,366 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Private Ocean Llc has 63 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Spinnaker Trust owns 49,142 shares for 0.56% of their portfolio. Ellington Management Grp Lc reported 10,600 shares. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec accumulated 27,100 shares or 0% of the stock.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 sales for $2.13 million activity. 10,000 shares were sold by Horn Stephen A JR, worth $411,100 on Thursday, August 17. Also, SVP Victor L. Campbell sold 8,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 8th. 46,842 shares were sold by Pritchard Marc S., worth $4.17M. It is negative, as 69 investors sold HCA shares while 180 reduced holdings. Shares for $318,644 were sold by Bishop Steven D. Matthew Price had sold 1,257 shares worth $115,695.



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