HCA Healthcare Inc (HCA) is ready for next Episode as it posted an annual sales of 64,968 M

On Tuesday, HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE: HCA) opened lower -0.23% from the last session, before settling in for the closing price of $330.11. Price fluctuations for HCA have ranged from $215.96 to $334.49 over the past 52 weeks.

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It was noted that within the last five years, the titan of the Healthcare sector saw sales topped by 6.95%. Company’s average yearly earnings per share was noted 7.97% at the time writing. With a float of $191.47 million, this company’s outstanding shares have now reached $265.54 million.

The extent of productivity of a business whose workforce counts for 310000 workers is very important to gauge.

HCA Healthcare Inc (HCA) Insider Updates

A key investor’s attitude towards the stock of the Medical Care Facilities industry is another important factor to consider. The insider ownership of HCA Healthcare Inc is 27.61%, while institutional ownership is 65.34%. The most recent insider transaction that took place on Mar 20 ’24, was worth 289,299. In this transaction SVP and CIO of this company sold 876 shares at a rate of $330.25, taking the stock ownership to the 1,576 shares. Before that another transaction happened on Mar 18 ’24, when Company’s SVP and CIO sold 344 for $321.97, making the entire transaction worth $110,758. This insider now owns 2,452 shares in total.

HCA Healthcare Inc (HCA) Performance Highlights and Predictions

If we go through the results of last quarter, which was made public on 12/30/2023, the company posted $5.93 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, besting the agreed prediction (set at $5.06) by $0.87. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of 4.88 per share during the current fiscal year.

According to the Wall Street analysts, stocks earnings will be around 7.97% per share during the next fiscal year. For the long-term projections, market analysts anticipate that the company’s EPS will surge by 8.94% during the next five years compared to 12.21% growth over the previous five years of trading.

HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE: HCA) Trading Performance Indicators

Check out the current performance indicators for HCA Healthcare Inc (HCA). In the past quarter, the stock posted a quick ratio of 1.02. In addition, a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for the trailing twelve months stands at 1.34. Likewise, its price to free cash flow for the trailing twelve months is 18.59.

For the trailing twelve months, Company’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) is 18.98, a number that is poised to hit 4.96 in the next quarter and is forecasted to reach 22.98 in one year’s time.

Technical Analysis of HCA Healthcare Inc (HCA)

The latest stats from [HCA Healthcare Inc, HCA] show that its last 5-days average volume of 0.9 million was inferior to 1.08 million than last year’s volume. As of the previous 9 days, the stock’s Stochastic %D was 60.76%. Additionally, its Average True Range was 5.02.

During the past 100 days, HCA Healthcare Inc’s (HCA) raw stochastic average was set at 95.24%, which indicates a significant increase from 67.03% during the past two weeks. Based on volatility metrics of the stock, it showed a historical volatility of 12.73% in the past 14 days, which was lower than the 20.58% volatility it showed in the past 100 days.

At the time of writing, stock’s 50-day Moving Average is $313.29, while its 200-day Moving Average is $276.72. Now, the first resistance to watch is $330.81. This is followed by the second major resistance level at $332.28. The third major resistance level sits at $334.92. If the price goes on to break the first support level at $326.71, it is likely to go to the next support level at $324.07. Assuming the price breaks the second support level, the third support level stands at $322.60.

HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE: HCA) Key Stats

There are currently 264,485K shares outstanding in the company with a market cap of 87.11 billion. Presently, the company’s annual sales total 64,968 M according to its annual income of 5,242 M. Last quarter, the company’s sales amounted to 17,303 M and its income totaled 1,607 M.