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HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA)

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  • 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.
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  • Apr. 12, 2013, 1:37 PM
    HCA Holdings (HCA -0.7%) takes a breather today after a big run in the previous session, spurred by hedge fund and mutual fund buying as positive sentiment continues drive the hospital sector higher. Analysts see HCA as a proxy for the group, and running up 5% yesterday and leading shares of the rest of the sector higher.
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  • Apr. 10, 2013, 9:49 AM
    Hospital stocks fall following Health Management's profit warning, with Tenet Healthcare (THC -4.2%) also hurt by a downgrade from Deutsche Bank, which cut the stock to "Hold" from "Buy." HCA -2.9%, UHS -0.4%, CYH -1.9%.
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  • Apr. 7, 2013, 2:01 AM
    The median total salary for the 100 highest-paid CEOs of major companies edged up 2.8% to over $14M in 2012, while the cost of perks, such as the use of private jets, jumped 19% to 320,635. Oracle's (ORCL) Larry Ellison was the top earner, receiving $96.2M in salary, perks and bonuses, and $90.7M in stock options. Other CEOs in the top 10 include HCA's (HCA) Richard Bracken, Disney's (DIS) Robert Iger, Nike's (NKE) Mark Parker, Starbucks' (SBUX) Howard Schultz and American Express' (AXP) Kenneth Chenault.
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  • Feb. 11, 2013, 5:16 PM
    HCA Holdings (HCA) announces a secondary offering, saying that certain shareholders - consisting principally of affiliates of Bain Capital Partners and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts - intend to sell around 50M shares of stock. No shares are being sold by management or the company. Barclays Capital and Citigroup will act as underwriters. Shares -1.8% AH.
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  • Feb. 5, 2013, 4:00 PM
    HCA Holdings (HCA -0.3%) is set to finish a lackluster session slightly in the red after missing on its Q4 results earlier today. Net earnings plunged as the for-profit hospital operator booked year-earlier gains, which masked growth in patient admissions and revenue. For the year, the company projected per-share earnings of $3 to $3.30, below Street estimates of $3.46.
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  • Jan. 25, 2013, 5:09 AM
    A Missouri judge yesterday ordered HCA (HCA) to pay $162M for failing to fulfill commitments to improve run-down hospitals that it bought in the Kansas City area a number of years ago. Judge John Torrence also appointed a forensic accountant to see if HCA owes more money and if it's providing the level of charitable care that it pledged to.
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  • Dec. 18, 2012, 2:06 PM
    JPMorgan initiates coverage of a few hospitals with an "overall constructive outlook." The firm says that despite volatility amid the fiscal-cliff debate and the potential for delays in coverage expansion under the Affordable Care Act, multiyear benefits from that coverage expansion outweigh the uncertainty. The firm also sees "meaningful economic improvement" for the sector coming in 2014-2016. It calls LifePoint (LPNT +4.4%), Universal Health (UHS +3.4%) and HCA (HCA +1.7%) its favorite picks, while aso starting Tenet (THC +4%) and Community Health (CYH +3.5%) at Overweight.
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  • Dec. 10, 2012, 4:49 PM
    HCA Holdings (HCA) announces a 32M share secondary offering consisting principally of affiliates of, or funds sponsored by, Bain Capital Partners and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. The Selling Stockholders will receive all of the proceeds from this offering. No shares are being sold by management or the company. Morgan Stanley will act as sole underwriter for the offering.
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  • Dec. 6, 2012, 5:31 PM
    HCA (HCA) declares special dividend of $2.00/share. For shareholders of record Dec. 17. Payable Dec. 21. Ex-div date Dec. 13. (PR)
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  • Dec. 3, 2012, 8:17 AM
    HCA Holdings (HCA) declares special dividend of $2.00/share, payable on or before Dec 31. (PR)
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  • Dec. 3, 2012, 7:39 AM
    Health Care Associates (HCA) declares a special dividend of $2/share to be paid before year's end. The payout will be funded with $1B of senior debt. (PR: Dividend, PR: Note offering)
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  • Nov. 7, 2012, 1:35 PM
    Shares of major hospital companies jump today as fears are allayed over a Mitt Romney administration that would undo Obamacare. The repeal of Obamacare would have meant that hospitals would have to put a large share of "bad debt" back on their books in order to pay for indigent patients' emergency care. HCA Holdings (HCA +9.5%), Tenet Healthcare (THC +10%), Health Management Associates (HMA +8.2%) and Community Health Systems (CYH +7%).
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  • Nov. 7, 2012, 9:10 AM
    Premarket gainers: VHC +21.91%. SODA +6.79%. SWHC +6.77%. HCA +6.69%
    Losers: JRCC -19%. LPSN -17%. ACI -11%. ANR -10%. BTH -9%. BTU -7%. AGU -7%. WLT -6%. GOLD -6%. AUXL -5%. KKR -5%.
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  • Nov. 1, 2012, 9:32 AM
    More on HCA (HCA) Q3: net profit $360M vs $61M, which includes pretax losses on retirement of debt of $406M. Adjusted EBITDA +8.6% to $1.53B. Revenue growth primarily driven by increased volume and the consolidation of HealthONE venture. Same facility equivalent admissions +2.6%, same facility admissions +2.1%. Same facility revenue per equivalent admission +0.7%. (PR)
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  • Nov. 1, 2012, 9:29 AM
    HCA (HCA): Q3 EPS of $0.78 in-line. Revenue of $8.06B (+11% Y/Y) misses by $700M. (PR)
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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