By Josh Shea
HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA) has been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the nineteen research firms that are covering the firm, Market Beat reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $85.68.
In other news, insider Michael S. Cuffe sold 2,575 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.00, for a total transaction of $180,250.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 4,451 shares in the company, valued at approximately $311,570. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.
An institutional investor recently raised its position in HCA Holdings stock. Terra Nova Asset Management increased its position in shares of HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA) by 88.9% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The hedge fund owned 6,780 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 3,190 shares during the period. Terra Nova Asset Management’s holdings in HCA Holdings were worth $525,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.