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HCA Holdings Price Target Raised to $45.00 at Cantor Fitzgerald (HCA)

 Source: ABMN Staff   |   Publish date: Tue, 5 Feb 2013, 03:19 PM   |    >> Read article in News website

Analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald upped their price target on shares of HCA Holdings (NYSE: HCA) from $35.00 to $45.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the stock.

Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Analysts at Jefferies Group raised their price target on shares of HCA Holdings from $30.00 to $45.00 in a research note to investors on Monday. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Deutsche Bank raised their price target on shares of HCA Holdings from $40.00 to $44.00 in a research note to investors on Wednesday, January 30th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Mizuho raised their price target on shares of HCA Holdings from $31.00 to $39.00 in a research note to investors on Friday, January 18th. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.

Nineteen research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, three have assigned an overweight rating, and five have assigned a hold rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “-” and a consensus price target of $38.91.

HCA Holdings traded down 0.29% on Tuesday, hitting $37.50. HCA Holdings has a 1-year low of $22.95 and a 1-year high of $38.47. The stock’s 50-day moving average is currently $33.99. The company has a market cap of $16.556 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.34.

HCA Holdings last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February 5th. The company reported $0.92 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.83 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $8.43 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $8.95 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.94 earnings per share. HCA Holdings’s revenue was up 13.2% compared to the same quarter last year. HCA Holdings has set its FY13 guidance at $3.00-3.30 EPS. On average, analysts predict that HCA Holdings will post $3.63 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

HCA Holdings, Inc (HCA) is a non-governmental hospital operator in the United States and an integrated provider of health care and related services.

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