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HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA)

  • 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%).
  • 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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  • Oct. 23, 2012, 6:27 PM
    HCA (HCA) declares special dividend of $2.50/share.For shareholders of record Nov 02. Payable Nov 16. Ex-div date Oct 31. (PR)
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  • Oct. 16, 2012, 9:46 AM
    More on HCA (HCA -1.2%) Q3: The results are preliminary. Net profit jumps to $360M from $61M last year, which included pretax losses on retirement of debt of $406M. Adjusted EBITDA $1.53B vs. $1.41B. Expects to fund special dividend of $2.50/share via debt - as such HCA plans to offer $2B of senior notes, which will also be used for general purposes and possibly to repay an existing loan facility.
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  • Oct. 16, 2012, 9:24 AM
    HCA (HCA) intends to declare special dividend of $2.50/share. Shares +2.8% premarket. (PR)
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  • Oct. 16, 2012, 8:59 AM
    HCA (HCA): Q3 EPS of $0.78 misses by $0.02. Revenue of $8.06B misses by $840M. Shares -1% premarket. (PR)
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  • Sep. 21, 2012, 11:16 AM
    Competition for emergency room care is heating up for Health Care Associates (HCA), as California-based Kaiser Permanente completes construction on four of five “multi-specialty centers” in the Washington area that will compete with hospitals for ER business. Kaiser's move is part of a larger effort to shift toward stand-alone medical centers that are less expensive for patients and insurers than ERs, which is a worrisome development for hospital operators like HCA, who rely on emergency room income from privately insured patients to help make ends meet.
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  • Aug. 14, 2012, 5:23 PM
    Stephen Mandel's Lone Pine Capital takes up new positions: Cooper Cos. (COO), Walt Disney (DIS), eBay (EBAY), Google (GOOG), HCA Holdings (HCA), Kohls (KSS), Liberty Global (LBTYA), Monsanto (MON), News Corp, (NWSA), Qualcomm (QCOM).
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  • Aug. 14, 2012, 1:14 PM
    Investors appear to be shrugging off a second New York Times story published today on HCA (HCA +0.8%). The article centers around HCA's aggressive billing for services and emergency room management practices, which, due to pressure to focus on profits, have at times caused conflict with its doctors and nurses. The model has been hugely profitable for its three private equity partners - who've more than tripled their initial investment since 2006 when they invested $33B into the troubled company - and created a frenzy among other private equity firms buying up similar firms attempting to cash in on the new model.
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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