HCA Healthcare Inc. (HCA) distance from 200-day Simple Moving Average is $121.47: Right on the Precipice

As on September 15, 2020, HCA Healthcare Inc. (NYSE: HCA) got off with the flyer as it spiked 0.06% to $135.80. During the day, the stock rose to $138.76 and sunk to $134.91 before settling in for the price of $135.72 at the close. Taking a more long-term approach, HCA posted a 52-week range of $58.38-$151.97.

The Healthcare Sector giants’ yearly sales growth during the last 5-year period was 6.80%. Meanwhile, its Annual Earning per share during the time was 19.30%. Nevertheless, stock’s Earnings Per Share (EPS) this year is 10.50%. This publicly-traded company’s shares outstanding now amounts to $337.76 million, simultaneously with a float of $264.72 million. The organization now has a market capitalization sitting at $46.13 billion. At the time of writing, stock’s 50-day Moving Average stood at $125.06, while the 200-day Moving Average is $121.47.

Let’s gauge the efficiency of the firm, which has a total of 210000 employees. It has generated 183,343 per worker during the last fiscal year. Meanwhile, its income per employee was 12,518. The stock had 7.24 Receivables turnover and 1.22 Total Asset turnover. For the Profitability, stocks gross margin was +15.03, operating margin was +14.06 and Pretax Margin of +10.22.

HCA Healthcare Inc. (HCA) Ownership Facts and Figures

Another important factor to analyze is how key investors are playing towards the stock of the Medical Care Facilities industry. HCA Healthcare Inc.’s current insider ownership accounts for 0.10%, in contrast to 70.40% institutional ownership. According to the most recent insider trade that took place on Aug 11, this organization’s SVP and CIO sold 227 shares at the rate of 134.97, making the entire transaction reach 30,638 in total value, affecting insider ownership by 2,621. Preceding that transaction, on Aug 11, Company’s Group President – Service Line sold 15,000 for 133.73, making the whole transaction’s value amount to 2,005,965. This particular insider is now the holder of 88,626 in total.

HCA Healthcare Inc. (HCA) Earnings and Revenue Records

If we go through the results of last quarter, which was made public on 6/29/2020, the company posted $3.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, besting the agreed prediction (set at -$0.39) by $3.62. This company achieved a net margin of +6.83. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of 3.16 per share during the current fiscal year.

HCA Healthcare Inc.’s EPS increase for this current 12-month fiscal period is 10.50% and is forecasted to reach 11.49 in the upcoming year. Considering the longer run, market analysts have predicted that Company’s EPS will increase by 10.85% through the next 5 years, which can be compared against the 19.30% growth it accomplished over the previous five years trading on the market.

HCA Healthcare Inc. (NYSE: HCA) Trading Performance Indicators

Let’s observe the current performance indicators for HCA Healthcare Inc. (HCA). It’s Quick Ratio in the last reported quarter now stands at 0.90. The Stock has managed to achieve an average true range (ATR) of 3.57. Alongside those numbers, its PE Ratio stands at $14.00, and its Beta score is 1.36. Another valuable indicator worth pondering is a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months, which is currently 0.92. Similarly, its price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is now 4.48.

In the same vein, HCA’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) trailing twelve months is recorded 9.70, a figure that is expected to reach 2.46 in the next quarter, and analysts are predicting that it will be 11.49 at the market close of one year from today.

Technical Analysis of HCA Healthcare Inc. (HCA)

Through scrutinizing the latest numbers posted by the [HCA Healthcare Inc., HCA], it can be observed that its last 5-days Average volume of 1.55 million was lower the volume of 2.51 million, it posted the year before. During the previous 9 days, stock’s Stochastic %D was recorded 41.03% While, its Average True Range was 3.63.

Raw Stochastic average of HCA Healthcare Inc. (HCA) in the period of the previous 100 days is set at 92.39%, which indicates a major rise in contrast to 61.62% during the last 2-weeks. If we go through the volatility metrics of the stock, In the past 14-days, Company’s historic volatility was 25.02% that was lower than 45.41% volatility it exhibited in the past 100-days period.

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