EPS for HCA Healthcare (HCA) Expected At $1.63; Bank Of Hawaii Has Lowered Alexander & Baldwin (ALEX) Holding By $754,810

October 12, 2017 - By wolcottdaily

Analysts expect HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) to report $1.63 EPS on October, 26.They anticipate $0.02 EPS change or 1.24% from last quarter’s $1.61 EPS. HCA’s profit would be $591.63M giving it 11.44 P/E if the $1.63 EPS is correct. After having $1.75 EPS previously, HCA Healthcare Inc’s analysts see -6.86% EPS growth. About 404,324 shares traded. HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) has risen 7.08% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.62% the S&P500.

Bank Of Hawaii decreased Alexander & Baldwin Inc (ALEX) stake by 10.3% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Bank Of Hawaii sold 18,410 shares as Alexander & Baldwin Inc (ALEX)’s stock declined 8.31%. The Bank Of Hawaii holds 160,332 shares with $6.64M value, down from 178,742 last quarter. Alexander & Baldwin Inc now has $2.25 billion valuation. The stock rose 0.66% or $0.3 reaching $46. About 5,620 shares traded. Alexander & Baldwin Inc (NYSE:ALEX) has risen 19.58% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.88% the S&P500.

Among 25 analysts covering HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. HCA Holdings had 67 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, July 25. The company was upgraded on Thursday, October 13 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer given on Tuesday, July 25. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $79 target in Wednesday, January 6 report. The stock of HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) has “Mkt Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, January 17 by Avondale. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of HCA in report on Tuesday, August 22 with “Outperform” rating. As per Thursday, August 17, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. Argus Research maintained HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) rating on Monday, August 14. Argus Research has “Buy” rating and $93 target. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Buy” on Thursday, September 7. On Monday, August 21 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”.

HCA Healthcare, Inc., formerly HCA Holdings, Inc., is a holding company. The company has market cap of $27.07 billion. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates hospitals and related healthcare entities. It has a 9.99 P/E ratio. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated in two geographically organized groups, including the National and American Groups.

Since May 3, 2017, it had 2 insider purchases, and 10 selling transactions for $12.37 million activity. 361,205 shares valued at $30.00M were bought by FRIST THOMAS F JR on Wednesday, May 3. The insider Cuffe Michael S. sold 2,150 shares worth $181,718. Another trade for 5,915 shares valued at $489,394 was made by Morgan Sandra L. on Wednesday, May 17. Another trade for 246,000 shares valued at $20.45M was made by WATERMAN ROBERT A on Wednesday, May 3. Another trade for 54,689 shares valued at $4.50 million was made by Davis Jana Joustra on Tuesday, May 23. $142,148 worth of HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) was sold by Torres Kathryn A. on Wednesday, May 17. 5,005 HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) shares with value of $426,993 were sold by Englebright Jane D..

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.03, from 0.91 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 51 investors sold HCA Healthcare Inc shares while 201 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 162 raised stakes. 261.28 million shares or 1.13% less from 264.26 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Acadian Asset Mngmt Lc holds 32,787 shares. Wellington Mgmt Group Incorporated Limited Liability Partnership reported 25.01M shares. Mirae Asset Glob Investments Communication Limited owns 24,201 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Fuller And Thaler Asset Mngmt stated it has 3,600 shares. Qs Investors Ltd Liability Co invested 0.01% of its portfolio in HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA). State Of Wisconsin Investment Board invested in 249,077 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Bridgeway Cap Mgmt invested in 0.88% or 837,900 shares. Korea Inv Corp holds 0.18% or 438,410 shares in its portfolio. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi stated it has 4,506 shares. Lbmc Invest Advisors Ltd Llc accumulated 44,013 shares or 0.67% of the stock. Dimensional Fund Advsr L P holds 0.02% or 519,586 shares in its portfolio. Lazard Asset Management Ltd reported 0.06% in HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA). Community Tru Inv owns 1.89% invested in HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) for 194,419 shares. Pathstone Family Office Ltd Liability Corporation reported 5 shares. 18,346 were accumulated by Kentucky Retirement.

Investors sentiment is 1.03 in 2017 Q2. Its the same as in 2017Q1. It is flat, as 12 investors sold ALEX shares while 63 reduced holdings. only 19 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes. 36.07 million shares or 2.62% less from 37.04 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Gsa Cap Prtn Llp stated it has 49,645 shares. Geode Management Ltd stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Alexander & Baldwin Inc (NYSE:ALEX). Susquehanna Intl Grp Llp invested 0% of its portfolio in Alexander & Baldwin Inc (NYSE:ALEX). Forward Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 0.14% or 39,200 shares. Smithfield Tru Communication invested in 0.06% or 10,656 shares. West Oak Capital Ltd Llc holds 1,000 shares. 102,673 were accumulated by Manufacturers Life The. Macquarie Limited has invested 0.07% in Alexander & Baldwin Inc (NYSE:ALEX). Van Eck Assocs Corporation holds 1,388 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Rodgers Brothers reported 13,350 shares. Price T Rowe Assocs Inc Md has 0.02% invested in Alexander & Baldwin Inc (NYSE:ALEX). Panagora Asset Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in Alexander & Baldwin Inc (NYSE:ALEX) for 1,550 shares. Amalgamated Fincl Bank stated it has 0.01% in Alexander & Baldwin Inc (NYSE:ALEX). Gemmer Asset Mngmt Lc accumulated 166 shares or 0% of the stock. Wells Fargo And Mn holds 0% or 190,320 shares.

Since May 9, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $346,843 activity. Another trade for 4,250 shares valued at $178,203 was made by KURIYAMA STANLEY M on Tuesday, May 9.

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