HCA Holdings, Inc.

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  • Oct. 17, 2013, 5:42 PM
    | Oct. 17, 2013, 5:42 PM | 6 Comments
  • Aug. 14, 2013, 8:23 AM
    • 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.
    | Aug. 14, 2013, 8:23 AM
  • Aug. 1, 2013, 1:11 PM
    • Tenet Healthcare (THC -0.1%) and Health Management Associates (HMA +0.3%) are facing charges of paying kickbacks to a Georgia clinic in exchange for referrals.
    • The two hospital chains are being accused in a whistle-blower lawsuit brought by Ralph Williams, a former CFO of HMA, who says the clinic recruited pregnant, undocumented Hispanic women, who would be eligible for Medicaid benefits when they gave birth, and referred them to HMA and THC hospitals in exchange for kickbacks.
    • HCA recently reported its Q2 earnings rose 8.2%, as the hospital operator saw more patients and posted more revenue from each visit.
    | Aug. 1, 2013, 1:11 PM
  • Aug. 1, 2013, 8:23 AM
    • HCA (HCA): Q2 EPS of $0.91 beats by $0.08.
    • Revenue of $8.45B beats by $0.01B. (PR)
    | Aug. 1, 2013, 8:23 AM
  • Aug. 1, 2013, 12:05 AM
  • Jul. 31, 2013, 5:30 PM
  • Jul. 23, 2013, 10:38 AM
    Health Management Associates (HMA -3.5%) slides after CNBC's David Faber says HCA Holdings (HCA -0.8%) will likely not bid for the company. Along with Community Health Systems and LifePoint Hospitals, HCA was mentioned earlier this month as a possible buyer.
    | Jul. 23, 2013, 10:38 AM
  • Jul. 16, 2013, 3:10 PM

    Some fellow hospital operators are reaping the benefits of HCA's (HCA +5%) upbeat Q2 projections: Tenet Healthcare (THC +3.6%), Community Health (CYH +2%).

    | Jul. 16, 2013, 3:10 PM
  • Jul. 16, 2013, 9:49 AM

    HCA Holdings (HCA +3.7%) rises following upbeat Q2 guidance, with the hospital operator estimating: EPS of $0.91 vs $0.85 last year and consensus for adjusted EPS of $0.78; revenue of $8.45B vs $8.11B and 8.43B; pretax profit of $806M vs $699M last year; adjusted EBITDA of $1.69B vs $1.57B; admission of over 1% vs +0.1% in Q1. (PR)

    | Jul. 16, 2013, 9:49 AM
  • Jul. 9, 2013, 3:45 PM
    More on the takeover rumors that have shares of Health Management Associates (HMA +8.1%) moving sharply to the upside in afternoon trading: Community Health Systems (CYH +3.9%) is the most likely buyer, sources tell Reuters, although HCA Holdings (HCA +1%) and LifePoint Hospitals (LPNT +3.3%) are also mentioned as interested parties.
    | Jul. 9, 2013, 3:45 PM
  • Jun. 27, 2013, 12:31 PM

    Hospital companies are experiencing systemic shifts in care delivery, according to a new Fitch Ratings report. Persistently weak trends in organic volume growth were evident across the spectrum in the for-profit hospital sector in Q1, with same-hospital admissions dropping 3.8% on average. Healthcare utilization patterns are likely being influenced by the growth of insurance products with higher patient responsibility for medical costs, and a shift away from strictly volume-based pricing schemes and toward value-based care.

    | Jun. 27, 2013, 12:31 PM | 1 Comment
  • Apr. 29, 2013, 10:08 AM

    Tenet Healthcare (THC +8.5%) moves sharply higher on a pair of upgrades, one from Baird (Outperform from Neutral) and one from UBS (Neutral to Buy). Medicare regulators issued a rule proposing a 0.8% reimbursement hike for hospitals Friday after the bell. Other hospital stocks moving higher in early trading: HCA +8% , HMA +5.9% .

    | Apr. 29, 2013, 10:08 AM
  • Apr. 29, 2013, 9:15 AM
    Premarket gainers: SINA +22%. CPTS +20%. PPHM +8%. NIHD +8%. THC +7%. PBR +6%. HCA +9%. HMA +5%. MCO +5%. RDN +5%.
    Losers: NTE -27%. GORO -9%. NBG -8%. RVLT -5%.
    | Apr. 29, 2013, 9:15 AM
  • Apr. 17, 2013, 12:33 PM

    The big surge in health care stocks earlier this month just prior to the government's decision on Medicare Advantage rates may have been due to an email to sent by a former top congressional aide who now happens to be an outside lobbyist for Humana (HUM -1.9%). The email, which is now subject to an SEC probe, was sent to a Washington investment-research firm and circulated to clients just minutes before the close of trading, saying that "credible sources" had told them a decision had been made to restore the payments.

    | Apr. 17, 2013, 12:33 PM | 4 Comments
  • Apr. 15, 2013, 5:47 PM
    After-hours top gainers, as of 5:15 p.m.: CNW +6%. SPR +6%. SWC +5%. RES +4.5%. RBC +4.4%.
    After-hours top losers: SRPT -12%. CLI -7%. HCA -5%. EGOV -4.0%. KDN -3.2%.
    | Apr. 15, 2013, 5:47 PM
  • Apr. 15, 2013, 4:52 PM

    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.

    | Apr. 15, 2013, 4:52 PM
Company Description
HCA Holdings Inc is a health care services company. It operates general acute care hospitals, psychiatric hospitals; and rehabilitation hospitals. It also operates freestanding surgery centers.
Sector: Healthcare
Industry: Hospitals
Country: United States