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$130.86
Now: $131.59
$134.97
50-Day Range
$92.48
MA: $110.79
$132.47
52-Week Range
$58.38
Now: $131.59
$151.97
Volume1.49 million shs
Average Volume2.66 million shs
Market Capitalization$44.48 billion
P/E Ratio13.57
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.4

Competitors

HCA Healthcare (NYSE:HCA) Vs. ALC, UHS, THC, ENSG, ACHC, and SEM

Should you be buying HCA stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "health care facilities" are considered alternatives and competitors to HCA Healthcare, including Alcon (ALC), Universal Health Services (UHS), Tenet Healthcare (THC), The Ensign Group (ENSG), Acadia Healthcare (ACHC), and Select Medical (SEM).

HCA Healthcare (NYSE:HCA) and Alcon (NYSE:ALC) are both large-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for HCA Healthcare and Alcon, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
HCA Healthcare021502.88
Alcon37802.28

HCA Healthcare presently has a consensus price target of $149.2941, indicating a potential upside of 13.45%. Alcon has a consensus price target of $60.50, indicating a potential downside of 2.10%. Given HCA Healthcare's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe HCA Healthcare is more favorable than Alcon.

Risk and Volatility

HCA Healthcare has a beta of 1.4, meaning that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alcon has a beta of 0.61, meaning that its share price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares HCA Healthcare and Alcon's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
HCA Healthcare$51.34 billion0.87$3.51 billion$10.5012.53
Alcon$7.51 billion4.02$-656,000,000.00$1.8932.70

HCA Healthcare has higher revenue and earnings than Alcon. HCA Healthcare is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Alcon, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

68.7% of HCA Healthcare shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.9% of Alcon shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.8% of HCA Healthcare shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares HCA Healthcare and Alcon's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
HCA Healthcare6.67%-589.47%6.91%
Alcon-8.03%4.64%3.25%

Summary

HCA Healthcare beats Alcon on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) and HCA Healthcare (NYSE:HCA) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

Volatility and Risk

Universal Health Services has a beta of 1.11, meaning that its stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HCA Healthcare has a beta of 1.4, meaning that its stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Universal Health Services and HCA Healthcare's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Universal Health Services$11.38 billion0.84$814.85 million$9.9911.31
HCA Healthcare$51.34 billion0.87$3.51 billion$10.5012.53

HCA Healthcare has higher revenue and earnings than Universal Health Services. Universal Health Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than HCA Healthcare, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

84.6% of Universal Health Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.7% of HCA Healthcare shares are held by institutional investors. 12.6% of Universal Health Services shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.8% of HCA Healthcare shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Universal Health Services and HCA Healthcare's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Universal Health Services6.53%14.75%6.99%
HCA Healthcare6.67%-589.47%6.91%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Universal Health Services and HCA Healthcare, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Universal Health Services04802.67
HCA Healthcare021502.88

Universal Health Services currently has a consensus price target of $136.00, indicating a potential upside of 20.40%. HCA Healthcare has a consensus price target of $149.2941, indicating a potential upside of 13.45%. Given Universal Health Services' higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Universal Health Services is more favorable than HCA Healthcare.

Summary

HCA Healthcare beats Universal Health Services on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Tenet Healthcare (NYSE:THC) and HCA Healthcare (NYSE:HCA) are both medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Volatility & Risk

Tenet Healthcare has a beta of 2.48, indicating that its share price is 148% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HCA Healthcare has a beta of 1.4, indicating that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Tenet Healthcare and HCA Healthcare's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Tenet Healthcare$18.48 billion0.17$-232,000,000.00$2.6810.91
HCA Healthcare$51.34 billion0.87$3.51 billion$10.5012.53

HCA Healthcare has higher revenue and earnings than Tenet Healthcare. Tenet Healthcare is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than HCA Healthcare, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

99.5% of Tenet Healthcare shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.7% of HCA Healthcare shares are held by institutional investors. 1.7% of Tenet Healthcare shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.8% of HCA Healthcare shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Tenet Healthcare and HCA Healthcare's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Tenet Healthcare-0.28%82.35%1.79%
HCA Healthcare6.67%-589.47%6.91%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Tenet Healthcare and HCA Healthcare, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Tenet Healthcare06502.45
HCA Healthcare021502.88

Tenet Healthcare currently has a consensus target price of $28.9091, indicating a potential downside of 1.17%. HCA Healthcare has a consensus target price of $149.2941, indicating a potential upside of 13.45%. Given HCA Healthcare's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe HCA Healthcare is more favorable than Tenet Healthcare.

Summary

HCA Healthcare beats Tenet Healthcare on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

HCA Healthcare (NYSE:HCA) and The Ensign Group (NASDAQ:ENSG) are both medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.

Risk and Volatility

HCA Healthcare has a beta of 1.4, indicating that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Ensign Group has a beta of 0.86, indicating that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

68.7% of HCA Healthcare shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.3% of The Ensign Group shares are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of HCA Healthcare shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.8% of The Ensign Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for HCA Healthcare and The Ensign Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
HCA Healthcare021502.88
The Ensign Group02402.67

HCA Healthcare presently has a consensus target price of $149.2941, indicating a potential upside of 13.45%. The Ensign Group has a consensus target price of $51.50, indicating a potential downside of 8.27%. Given HCA Healthcare's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe HCA Healthcare is more favorable than The Ensign Group.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares HCA Healthcare and The Ensign Group's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
HCA Healthcare$51.34 billion0.87$3.51 billion$10.5012.53
The Ensign Group$2.04 billion1.48$110.53 million$2.0926.86

HCA Healthcare has higher revenue and earnings than The Ensign Group. HCA Healthcare is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than The Ensign Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares HCA Healthcare and The Ensign Group's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
HCA Healthcare6.67%-589.47%6.91%
The Ensign Group5.81%20.42%5.86%

Summary

HCA Healthcare beats The Ensign Group on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Acadia Healthcare (NASDAQ:ACHC) and HCA Healthcare (NYSE:HCA) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, profitability and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

Acadia Healthcare has a beta of 1.43, suggesting that its share price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HCA Healthcare has a beta of 1.4, suggesting that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Acadia Healthcare and HCA Healthcare, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Acadia Healthcare07202.22
HCA Healthcare021502.88

Acadia Healthcare currently has a consensus price target of $33.8889, indicating a potential upside of 7.62%. HCA Healthcare has a consensus price target of $149.2941, indicating a potential upside of 13.45%. Given HCA Healthcare's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe HCA Healthcare is more favorable than Acadia Healthcare.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Acadia Healthcare and HCA Healthcare's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Acadia Healthcare$3.11 billion0.90$108.92 million$2.0415.44
HCA Healthcare$51.34 billion0.87$3.51 billion$10.5012.53

HCA Healthcare has higher revenue and earnings than Acadia Healthcare. HCA Healthcare is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Acadia Healthcare, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

68.7% of HCA Healthcare shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.6% of Acadia Healthcare shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.8% of HCA Healthcare shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Acadia Healthcare and HCA Healthcare's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Acadia Healthcare3.42%7.11%2.59%
HCA Healthcare6.67%-589.47%6.91%

Summary

HCA Healthcare beats Acadia Healthcare on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Select Medical (NYSE:SEM) and HCA Healthcare (NYSE:HCA) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Select Medical and HCA Healthcare's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Select Medical$5.45 billion0.50$148.45 million$1.2416.26
HCA Healthcare$51.34 billion0.87$3.51 billion$10.5012.53

HCA Healthcare has higher revenue and earnings than Select Medical. HCA Healthcare is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Select Medical, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

Select Medical has a beta of 1.54, suggesting that its share price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HCA Healthcare has a beta of 1.4, suggesting that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

76.0% of Select Medical shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.7% of HCA Healthcare shares are owned by institutional investors. 19.7% of Select Medical shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.8% of HCA Healthcare shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Select Medical and HCA Healthcare, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Select Medical11402.50
HCA Healthcare021502.88

Select Medical currently has a consensus price target of $22.50, indicating a potential upside of 11.61%. HCA Healthcare has a consensus price target of $149.2941, indicating a potential upside of 13.45%. Given HCA Healthcare's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe HCA Healthcare is more favorable than Select Medical.

Profitability

This table compares Select Medical and HCA Healthcare's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Select Medical3.09%18.57%2.54%
HCA Healthcare6.67%-589.47%6.91%

Summary

HCA Healthcare beats Select Medical on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
ALC
Alcon
1.3$61.80-0.9%$29.91 billion$7.51 billion-49.44Upcoming Earnings
Increase in Short Interest
Universal Health Services logo
UHS
Universal Health Services
2.1$112.96-0.3%$9.77 billion$11.38 billion13.32
Tenet Healthcare logo
THC
Tenet Healthcare
1.2$29.25-1.7%$3.15 billion$18.48 billion-57.35Analyst Report
The Ensign Group logo
ENSG
The Ensign Group
1.6$56.14-0.0%$3.05 billion$2.04 billion23.10Analyst Upgrade
Decrease in Short Interest
Heavy News Reporting
Acadia Healthcare logo
ACHC
Acadia Healthcare
1.0$31.49-0.8%$2.82 billion$3.11 billion26.46
Select Medical logo
SEM
Select Medical
1.7$20.16-2.8%$2.70 billion$5.45 billion16.00Insider Selling
U.S. Physical Therapy logo
USPH
U.S. Physical Therapy
1.4$91.33-0.0%$1.18 billion$481.97 million38.05Earnings Announcement
Insider Selling
Community Health Systems logo
CYH
Community Health Systems
0.8$5.39-5.4%$655.52 million$13.21 billion-2.03
Brookdale Senior Living logo
BKD
Brookdale Senior Living
1.8$2.92-7.5%$575.14 million$4.06 billion6.64Earnings Announcement
Increase in Short Interest
Five Star Senior Living logo
FVE
Five Star Senior Living
0.8$4.97-3.0%$154.38 million$1.42 billion3.85Earnings Announcement
High Trading Volume
Decrease in Short Interest
Capital Senior Living logo
CSU
Capital Senior Living
1.4$0.70-1.9%$21.83 million$447.10 million-0.30Earnings Announcement
Increase in Short Interest
This page was last updated on 8/13/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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