HCA a bargain at current levels: Deutsche

|About: HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA)|By:, SA News Editor

HCA Holdings (HCA) is a "particularly actionable Buy [as it] languishes in the upper $30s," Deutsche Bank says, adding that the "widely perceived" private-equity overhang "seems like a mere short-term sentiment barrier."

Deutsche thinks "solid volume performance (even in a muted volume environment), good cost control, and a solid pricing outlook" will result in upside earnings surprises in H2 and beyond.

Other reasons to like the shares include the possibility of capital returns (DB sees HCA generating $6/ share in FCF over the next six quarters) and a valuation that is at a "rare"discount to peers.