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Current Trend: HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA)


HCA Healthcare is in the healthcare sector and trades as part of the health care providers industry. The company CEO is Samuel N. Hazen. HCA Healthcare Inc is a health care services company. It operates general acute care hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, and rehabilitation hospitals. The company also operates freestanding surgery centers.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The HCA stock showed a previous change of -0.78% with an open at 139.91 and a close of 139.53. It reached an intraday high of 140.43 and a low of 138.10.

SeekingAlpha:  HCA Healthcare completes purchase of Mission Health


The stock has a market cap of $48.0b with 344.2m shares outstanding, of which the float is 340.4m shares. Trading volume reached 977,037 shares compared to its average volume of 1,580,069 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, HCA Healthcare shares returned 0.55% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 14.01%. Over three months, it changed 8.43%. In one year it has changed 44.64% and within that year its 52-week high was 147.42 and its 52-week low was 93.03. HCA stock is 49.98% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 122.81 and a 50 day moving average of 132.41. Currently HCA stock is trading 13.61% above its 200 day moving average.

Business Wire:  HCA Healthcare Completes Purchase of Mission Health


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 10.65 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 13.10. Based on 12 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 2.59. The TTM EPS is 9.77, which comes to a TTM PE of 14.28. Historically, the PE high was 24.80 and the PE low was 9.80. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 95.76, which is a decrease of -31.37%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  2.99
09-30-2018:  2.16
06-30-2018:  2.29
03-31-2018:  2.33

The dividend per share is currently 1.60, which is a dividend yield of 1.15%. Also, the payout ratio is 16.38%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 125.96, which means it may be overvalued by -10.77%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 100.50% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 5,146,846, which is 1.50% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 2.87. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 0.82

Business Wire:  HCA Healthcare Completes Purchase of Mission Health

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 10.20%, profit margin is 9.38%, price-to-sales is 1.04 and.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 2  :Valuation Score
 4  :Past Performance Score
 3  :Financial Strength Score
 1  :Future Growth Score
 1  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

John Jones
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