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HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA)

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  • Sep. 15, 2011, 12:22 PM
    Some positive sentiment is washing over hospital stocks today, led by HCA Holdings (HCA) as it rocks a 10.5% gain following a share repurchasement announcement. Tenet Healthcare (THC +5.1%) and Community Health Systems (CYH +3.6%) also move higher, as investors start to move away from takeover chatter and focus on earnings and valuation.
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  • Sep. 15, 2011, 10:56 AM
    Hospital operator HCA, which was taken public by its PE owners in March, rises 10.4% after announcing it will repurchase 80.7M shares from Bank of America (BAC). Three BofA-appointed board members will resign following the transaction, which will roughly give the bank a 3x return on its investment, originally made by Merrill Lynch's PE arm.
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  • Sep. 13, 2011, 1:32 PM
    Shares of HCA Holdings (HCA -3.6%) fall after the company reported fewer heart procedures in Q2 due to its lower number of physicians on staff. Cowen downgraded shares to Neutral from Outperform, saying government pricing concerns "keeps them on the sidelines."
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  • Aug. 25, 2011, 12:24 PM
    Ticonderoga's Jake Hindelong lowers his price targets on hospital stocks, but says the sector is still attractive after investors oversold on concerns of government budget cuts. FY11 and FY12 guidance from management is "reasonable." PT Cuts: CYH $30 from $23, HCA $25 from $36, THC $6 from $8, UHS $46 from $63.
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  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:00 AM
    Premarket gainers: RDN +12%. SM +9%. AGP +6%. ARNA +4%. PMI +4%. SIRI +4%. HCA +3%. BCS +3%.
    Losers: INSM -42%. PCS -17%. NVMI -7%. KLIC -6%. ADM -4%. FRO -4%. LYG -3%. CS -4%. MT -3%. ARIA -3%. UBS -3%. ALV -3%. RIO -3%. ITUB -3%. NOK -3%.
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  • Aug. 1, 2011, 3:33 PM
    The prospect of potential Medicare cuts in a debt ceiling deal pressures hospital and managed-care stocks, negating Humana's (HUM -2.3%) solid Q2 results. The deal includes preset cuts that kick in if Congress doesn't adopt sufficient savings in a second wave of deficit reduction. Among hospitals: HCA -7.2%, [[UHS] -8.2%. In managed care, HUM and UNH -3.8% slip.
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  • Jul. 25, 2011, 10:42 AM
    Hospital shares are weak in early trading, after HCA's (HCA -14%) disappointing Q2 results serve as a "harbinger of bad things to come" for the sector this quarter, a Jefferies note says. Hospitals continue to struggle, as Americans who lost their jobs and health insurance avoid all but the most urgent medical care. Also: CYH -4.3%, THC -4%, HMA -3.4%.
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  • Jul. 25, 2011, 9:12 AM
    HCA (HCA) continues to fall premarket after missing earnings expectations. CEO Richard Bracken says the company "experienced a shift in service mix from more complex surgical cases to less acute medical cases," resulting in lower revenue and earnings growth. Shares -14.4%.
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  • Jul. 25, 2011, 8:27 AM
    HCA (HCA): Q2 EPS of $0.55 misses by $0.04. Revenue of $8.01B (+4% Y/Y). Shares -9.3% premarket. (PR)
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  • Jul. 25, 2011, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Monday's open: BEAV, CNH, ETN, HCA, KMB, LO
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  • Jun. 17, 2011, 3:37 PM
    Morgan Stanley compiles a list of 11 healthcare stocks that should enjoy outsized growth in coming years, whose companies are positioned to deliver innovative and clinically meaningful products or help squeeze costs out of the system: ALXN, AGN, CFN, CERN, HCA, ESRX, MHS, IRWD, VRUS, TMO, UNH.
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  • Mar. 11, 2011, 9:38 AM
    IPOs are off to their strongest start since 2000, with yesterday's $3.8B offering for HCA bringing 2011 IPO volume to $12.5B. There have been more IPOs this year than in 2008, 2009 and 2010 combined. Others include DMD, NLSN, KMI, INXN and GEVO.
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  • Mar. 10, 2011, 4:37 PM
    The first day of trading for HCA (HCA +3.4%), now the largest publicly-traded hospital chain in the U.S., brings green in a market sea of red after completing a record $3.79B private equity-backed IPO. Demand for shares was four times larger than HCA had originally expected.
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  • Mar. 10, 2011, 8:22 AM
    HCA Holdings (HCA) raised $3.8B in its IPO despite the hospital operator's substantial debt. The issue was the largest ever U.S. P-E backed offering and could encourage P-E firms to carry out IPOs of investments made at the height of the credit bubble.
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  • Apr. 15, 2009, 4:24 PM
    HCA Inc. (HCA) and Crown Castle (CCI) are selling $2.6B in junk bonds today - the biggest offering since June of last year. Investors are adding to high-yield funds because they're getting paid 'pretty well' to wait out the recession, one fund manager says.
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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