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HCA Holdings (HCA) Worth Watching: Stock Up 10.5%

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HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA) was a big mover last session with its shares rising over 10% on the day. The move came on solid volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This breaks the recent trend of the company as the stock is now trading way above the past one month’s volatile price range of $54.52 to $58.01.
This healthcare and hospital services has seen a mixed track record when it comes to estimate revisions of 2 increases and 1 decrease over the last 60 days. The Zacks Consensus Estimate has also moved higher over the same period. This implies solid trading potential for the company. So make sure to keep an eye on this stock going forward to see if yesterday’s rally can turn into more strength down the road.

HCA Holdings currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) while its Earnings ESP is positive.

However, investors interested in the Med-Hospital industry may consider stocks like Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. (ACHC), Tenet Healthcare Corp. (THC) and Universal Health Services Inc. (UHS). While Acadia Healthcare sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), Tenet Healthcare and Universal Health Services bear a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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