HCA Holdings (HCA) issues preliminary results for the quarter, saying its Q1 will come in at...

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

HCA Holdings (HCA) issues preliminary results for the quarter, saying its Q1 will come in at $0.02 on sales of $8.44B, below analysts estimates. The Street was looking for an EPS of $0.90 on revenue of $8.71B. The company attributes the wider loss to a slowdown in the rate of growth in admissions and a weakness in outpatient volumes. Shares -4.7% AH.