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HCA Healthcare Stock Forecast, Price & News

-3.00 (-1.71 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $172.03
50-Day Range
MA: $171.21
52-Week Range
Now: $172.03
Volume1.71 million shs
Average Volume1.55 million shs
Market Capitalization$58.48 billion
P/E Ratio17.39
Dividend Yield1.10%
HCA Healthcare, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a health care services company in the United States. The company operates general, acute care hospitals that offer medical and surgical services, including inpatient care, intensive care, cardiac care, diagnostic, and emergency services; and outpatient services, such as outpatient surgery, laboratory, radiology, respiratory therapy, cardiology, and physical therapy services. It also operates psychiatric hospitals, which provide therapeutic programs comprising child, adolescent and adult psychiatric care, and adolescent and adult alcohol and drug abuse treatment and counseling. In addition, the company operates outpatient health care facilities consisting of freestanding ambulatory surgery centers, freestanding emergency care facilities, urgent care facilities, walk-in clinics, diagnostic and imaging centers, rehabilitation and physical therapy centers, radiation and oncology therapy centers, physician practices, and various other facilities. As of December 31, 2019, it operated 184 hospitals and 123 freestanding surgery centers located in 21 states and England. HCA Healthcare Inc. has collaboration with Truli to give small and medium-size employers a new option for funding health care coverage in Florida markets. The company was formerly known as HCA Holdings, Inc. HCA Healthcare, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry General medical & surgical hospitals
Sub-IndustryHealth Care Facilities
Year Founded1968



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$51.34 billion
Cash Flow$18.68 per share
Book Value($1.67) per share


Net Income$3.51 billion


Market Cap$58.48 billion
Next Earnings Date4/20/2021 (Estimated)


Overall MarketRank

2.47 out of 5 stars

Medical Sector

13th out of 1,962 stocks

General Medical & Surgical Hospitals Industry

1st out of 11 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.5Community Rank: 3.4Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 3.1 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
-3.00 (-1.71 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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HCA Healthcare (NYSE:HCA) Frequently Asked Questions

Is HCA Healthcare a buy right now?

15 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for HCA Healthcare in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 hold rating and 14 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" HCA Healthcare stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than HCA Healthcare?

Wall Street analysts have given HCA Healthcare a "Buy" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but HCA Healthcare wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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Are investors shorting HCA Healthcare?

HCA Healthcare saw a increase in short interest in the month of February. As of February 12th, there was short interest totaling 3,110,000 shares, an increase of 26.9% from the January 28th total of 2,450,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,480,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.1 days. Approximately 1.2% of the company's stock are short sold.
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When is HCA Healthcare's next earnings date?

HCA Healthcare is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 20th 2021.
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How were HCA Healthcare's earnings last quarter?

HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February, 2nd. The company reported $4.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $3.63 by $0.50. The business earned $14.29 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $13.99 billion. HCA Healthcare had a net margin of 6.70% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 2,032.72%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 5.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $3.09 EPS.
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How has HCA Healthcare's stock been impacted by COVID-19?

HCA Healthcare's stock was trading at $112.59 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, HCA stock has increased by 52.8% and is now trading at $172.03.
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How often does HCA Healthcare pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for HCA Healthcare?

HCA Healthcare announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 2nd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.48 per share on Wednesday, March 31st. This represents a $1.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.12%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, March 16th. This is a boost from HCA Healthcare's previous quarterly dividend of $0.43.
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Is HCA Healthcare a good dividend stock?

HCA Healthcare pays an annual dividend of $1.92 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.10%. HCA Healthcare does not yet have a strock track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of HCA Healthcare is 18.29%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, HCA Healthcare will have a dividend payout ratio of 16.11% next year. This indicates that HCA Healthcare will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has HCA Healthcare issued on next quarter's earnings?

HCA Healthcare updated its FY 2021 Pre-Market earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 2nd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of 12.10-13.10 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $11.95. The company issued revenue guidance of $53.5-55.5 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $54.33 billion.

What price target have analysts set for HCA?

15 brokers have issued 1-year price targets for HCA Healthcare's shares. Their forecasts range from $100.00 to $203.00. On average, they expect HCA Healthcare's share price to reach $171.94 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 0.1%.
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Who are HCA Healthcare's key executives?

HCA Healthcare's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Samuel N. Hazen, CEO & Director (Age 61, Pay $5.64M)
  • Mr. William B. Rutherford, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 57, Pay $3.06M)
  • Dr. Jonathan B. Perlin M.D., Ph.D., MSHA, FACP, FACMI, Pres of Clinical Services Group & Chief Medical Officer (Age 60, Pay $2.12M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Charles J. Hall, Pres of National Group (Age 68, Pay $2.43M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Jon Mack Foster, Pres of American Group (Age 59, Pay $2.04M)
  • Dr. Thomas F. Frist Jr., Founder & Chairman Emeritus (Age 82)
  • Mr. P. Martin Paslick, Sr. VP & Chief Information Officer (Age 61) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. W. Mark Kimbrough, VP of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Robert A. Waterman, Sr. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 67)
  • Ms. Kathleen M. Whalen, Sr. VP and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer (Age 57) (LinkedIn Profile)

What is Samuel N. Hazen's approval rating as HCA Healthcare's CEO?

269 employees have rated HCA Healthcare CEO Samuel N. Hazen on Glassdoor.com. Samuel N. Hazen has an approval rating of 76% among HCA Healthcare's employees.

Who are some of HCA Healthcare's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of HCA Healthcare own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other HCA Healthcare investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), The Walt Disney (DIS), Visa (V), Alibaba Group (BABA), Micron Technology (MU), Netflix (NFLX), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), AbbVie (ABBV), The Home Depot (HD) and Bank of America (BAC).

What is HCA Healthcare's stock symbol?

HCA Healthcare trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "HCA."

Who are HCA Healthcare's major shareholders?

HCA Healthcare's stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (7.44%), BlackRock Inc. (5.39%), Sanders Capital LLC (2.27%), Longview Partners Guernsey LTD (2.15%), Northern Trust Corp (0.92%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.78%). Company insiders that own HCA Healthcare stock include A Bruce Moore Jr, Bill B Rutherford, Charles J Hall, Christopher F Wyatt, Deborah M Reiner, Jane D Englebright, Jon M Foster, Jonathan B Perlin, Joseph A Sowell III, Kathleen M Whalen, Michael S Cuffe, P Martin Paslick, Patricia F Elcan, Robert A Waterman, Samuel N Hazen, Sandra L Morgan and Wayne Joseph Riley.
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Which major investors are selling HCA Healthcare stock?

HCA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Longview Partners Guernsey LTD, FIL Ltd, BlackRock Inc., Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec, Schroder Investment Management Group, Schroder Investment Management Group, and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Company insiders that have sold HCA Healthcare company stock in the last year include A Bruce Moore Jr, Bill B Rutherford, Charles J Hall, Christopher F Wyatt, Deborah M Reiner, Jane D Englebright, Jon M Foster, Jonathan B Perlin, Kathleen M Whalen, Michael S Cuffe, P Martin Paslick, Robert A Waterman, Samuel N Hazen, Sandra L Morgan, and Wayne Joseph Riley.
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Which major investors are buying HCA Healthcare stock?

HCA stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD, Viking Global Investors LP, Sanders Capital LLC, Royal London Asset Management Ltd., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Alyeska Investment Group L.P., Alyeska Investment Group L.P., and Panagora Asset Management Inc..
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How do I buy shares of HCA Healthcare?

Shares of HCA can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is HCA Healthcare's stock price today?

One share of HCA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $172.03.

How much money does HCA Healthcare make?

HCA Healthcare has a market capitalization of $58.48 billion and generates $51.34 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $3.51 billion in net income (profit) each year or $10.50 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does HCA Healthcare have?

HCA Healthcare employs 210,000 workers across the globe.

When was HCA Healthcare founded?

HCA Healthcare was founded in 1968.

What is HCA Healthcare's official website?

The official website for HCA Healthcare is www.hcahealthcare.com.

Where are HCA Healthcare's headquarters?

HCA Healthcare is headquartered at ONE PARK PLAZA, NASHVILLE TN, 37203.

How can I contact HCA Healthcare?

HCA Healthcare's mailing address is ONE PARK PLAZA, NASHVILLE TN, 37203. The company can be reached via phone at 615-344-9551 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 2/28/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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