HCA - HCA Healthcare, Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
115.24
+3.23 (+2.88%)
At close: 4:01PM EDT
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Previous Close112.01
Open111.85
Bid115.24 x 800
Ask115.96 x 800
Day's Range111.78 - 115.70
52 Week Range93.03 - 147.42
Volume3,260,136
Avg. Volume1,772,075
Market Cap39.586B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.35
PE Ratio (TTM)10.81
EPS (TTM)10.66
Earnings DateApr 30, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield1.60 (1.23%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-02-28
1y Target Est153.42
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  • Worsening Health-Care Rout Wipes Out $150 Billion in Four Days
    Bloomberg3 days ago

    Worsening Health-Care Rout Wipes Out $150 Billion in Four Days

    About $150 billion of market value was erased from companies in the S&P 500 Health Care Index in the four days through Thursday, when markets closed for the holiday weekend. “This is third-worst that I’ve seen probably in the last 10 years,” Christian Fay, who helps manage $3.6 billion at BNP Paribas Asset Management, said in a telephone interview.

  • American City Business Journals3 days ago

    Here's the latest on UCF's $175M Lake Nona teaching hospital

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  • Barrons.com5 days ago

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  • Here's Why HCA Healthcare Slipped Today
    Motley Fool5 days ago

    Here's Why HCA Healthcare Slipped Today

    Fear of political headwinds that have been hammering health insurers has spread to the hospital operators that depend on them.

  • HCA Healthcare Sinks Most Since Post-Trump Election Sell-Off
    Bloomberg5 days ago

    HCA Healthcare Sinks Most Since Post-Trump Election Sell-Off

    Analysts who cover HCA, the largest and most-widely owned hospital operator, have remained notably silent, sticking to their ratings and issuing no commentary on the 10 percent move. “Medicare-for-All is predicated on shifting 180 million Americans from commercial coverage into government coverage that pays at Medicare-like rates,” Veda Partners Spencer Perlman said in an email.

  • 5 Healthcare Stocks to Watch If America Chooses a Single-Payer System
    InvestorPlace5 days ago

    5 Healthcare Stocks to Watch If America Chooses a Single-Payer System

    Even for the brightest among us, our current healthcare system is a convoluted mess that's difficult to fully understand. With terms like HMOs, PPOs and PFPMs, searching for the right coverage is often as desirable as doing your taxes. However, a political movement to simplify the system has serious implications for you and your portfolio (via healthcare stocks).Earlier this week, Senator Bernie Sanders explained his ambitious plan for a single-payer healthcare system. Broadly, what this entails is that all Americans will enjoy comprehensive health coverage. Under his "Medicare for All Act," patients won't have to pay out of pocket for doctor visitations. It has raised eyebrows because the proposal is considerably more generous than other single-payer countries.Even more startling for both supporters and opponents, Sanders' plan has generated significant support. In particular, presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand cosponsored the bill. With momentum rising, so too has the importance for healthcare stocks to watch.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsOne of the striking components of Sanders' plan is its scope. If it passes, all invoices will eventually go to the federal government. Theoretically, this approach does away with some of the volatile pricing imposed within the current system. But such pricing changes would severely impact healthcare stocks.Another sticking point regarding this comprehensive proposal is a possible existential crisis. In many ways, healthcare stocks exist because our broader medical umbrella is so convoluted. Plus, pharmaceuticals can radically hike drug prices, knowing that insurers and patients have little recourse. * 7 Stocks to Buy for Spring Season Growth Of course, paying for a new system would require a substantial tax influx. Sanders hasn't provided a convincing financial plan to accommodate his bill. Nevertheless, the current political environment suggests a change is coming. Here are five healthcare stocks to watch, just in case. UnitedHealth Group (UNH)Source: Shutterstock On Thursday, shares of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) tumbled over 4%, and I can't say that I'm surprised. Sure, the commonly cited explanation for why UNH stock took a hit was an analyst downgrade. But the reality is that among healthcare stocks to watch, insurance providers suffer the most risk.Naturally, the Medicare for All Act weighs heavily on UNH stock. Insurers thrive on both the complexity of our healthcare system and the necessity for it. Going without insurance just isn't smart, considering the likelihood of a catastrophic event or disease. According to a shocking BBC report last year, cancer is rising everywhere, including in developed nations.Moreover, fighting that awful disease isn't cheap, with average treatments running well into six digits. The threat of financial ruin is enough for people to run to insurance companies. But with government-endorsed mandated coverage, it's unclear how for-profit insurers like UNH stock can thrive. Cigna (CI)Source: Shutterstock Also on Thursday, shares of Cigna (NYSE:CI) fell sharply, losing 2.5%. Again, I'm not surprised. Compared to other healthcare stocks to watch, CI stock faces an existential threat. If the Medicare for All Act passes, it has severe implications for the insurance company.As we discussed, Sanders' plan is incredibly comprehensive. In his vision of a covered America, no one reaches into their wallets. Whether you're seeing a doctor, getting your teeth cleaned at the dentist's office, or trying on a new pair of eyeglasses, sticker shock in this arena will be obsolete. * 10 S&P 500 Stocks to Weather the Earnings Storm Of course, the problem is that CI stock thrives on this sticker shock. When you cut through all the corporate BS, you realize that the insurance industry prospers on fear. But a government-mandated coverage plan eliminates that fear with a safety net. Thus, I'm currently hesitant on Cigna, and other insurance-related healthcare stocks. Pfizer (PFE)Source: Kojach Via FlickrAlthough insurance companies present an easy target in light of recent political developments, pharmaceuticals can't dodge the bullet, either. Investors and especially current shareholders of Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) should adopt a very cautious stance. On Thursday, PFE stock dipped more than 1%.As with the first two healthcare stocks to watch, Pfizer's pensive trading isn't surprising. In prior generations, a rising tide lifted all boats. But in the next few years, a receding tide could strand everyone. That might be the case for PFE stock, and similar rivals in the pharmaceutical space.As the controversy surrounding the "pharma bro" incident revealed, pharmaceuticals can get away with charging ridiculous prices. But with the Medicare for All Act, that type of predatory behavior -- or even robust capitalism -- stops. When you have to answer to the federal government, suddenly, everyone plays nice.That's great for patients, but not so much for PFE stock. Boston Scientific (BSX)Source: Boston Scientific Ordinally, I wouldn't issue a cautionary note on Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX). As one of the world's premiere medical-equipment providers, BSX stock represents a life-saving investment. Plus, shares have generally performed well following the aftermath of the Great Recession.Unfortunately, that might change in the coming years, especially if the Medicare for All Act passes. Similar to the plight of other medical stocks to watch, Boston Scientific absorbed a noticeable 1% decline on Thursday. That's just the beginning if the worst-case scenario occurs. * 10 Dividend Growth Stocks You Can't Miss Primarily, BSX stock will essentially lose out on a free market. Instead, a government-imposed network will dictate product pricing and other core details. Essentially, this eliminates the profit motive for Boston Scientific. Since many developed countries have some sort of single-payer system, BSX must cope with the loss of a viable partner. HCA Healthcare (HCA)Source: Shutterstock On surface level, HCA Healthcare (NYSE:HCA) should be one of the healthcare stocks to watch…for a positive reason. Following the end of the Obama administration, Gallup reported a conspicuous rise in the number of uninsured Americans. But under Medicare for All, the insured will likely represent a surge in demand for HCA stock.That's a strong benefit, but it's probably not a net benefit. I say this because the markets really punished HCA stock on Thursday, dropping it down nearly 3%. The most common explanation is that the rest of the sector was also volatile. If other segments within the healthcare industry falls, so too will HCA.But the overriding factor behind the single-payer proposal is big government. So even if the uninsured flock to hospitals and clinics, they can't adopt capitalistic pricing. Instead, the feds will oversee everything, ensuring everyone has access to equal and "fair" healthcare.It's a great deal for patients, but not so much for hospitals, or anyone in this industry for that matter.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * FAANNG Stocks, Ranked From Cheapest to Most Expensive * 7 Stocks With a Lot on the Line This Earnings Season * 7 Marijuana Companies: Which Pot Stocks Should You Buy? Compare Brokers The post 5 Healthcare Stocks to Watch If America Chooses a Single-Payer System appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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  • Prolific activist investor targets HCA
    American City Business Journals11 days ago

    Prolific activist investor targets HCA

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  • Vandy launches data-science program in response to demand from local businesses
    American City Business Journals12 days ago

    Vandy launches data-science program in response to demand from local businesses

    The program hired former HCA Healthcare Inc. Director of Data Science Jesse Spencer-Smith as its chief data scientist.

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    American City Business Journals17 days ago

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  • HCA Houston Healthcare hires exec for newly created C-suite role
    American City Business Journals17 days ago

    HCA Houston Healthcare hires exec for newly created C-suite role

    HCA Houston Healthcare, one of the city's largest hospital systems, hired Evan Ray for its newly created chief administrative officer role. In the new role, Ray will focus on expanding HCA's service footprint in the Houston market "with an integrated approach to network access, regional outreach, hospital operations and strategic planning," the release states. Birmingham-based St. Vincent Health System, a division of Austin-based Ascension Health, encompasses 472 beds and 2,450 full-time employees, and Ray started his career with the company in 2012, per the release.

  • Austin health care exec says Nashville needs to find its 'hunger' – or suffer the consequences
    American City Business Journals18 days ago

    Austin health care exec says Nashville needs to find its 'hunger' – or suffer the consequences

    “For [Nashville], one of the big challenges is, you have strengths in health care but where’s the hunger? You’ve got to find what your’e hungry for,” said Dr. Maninder Kahlon, vice dean of health ecosystem at the University of Texas at Austin’s Dell Medical Center.

  • Business Wire19 days ago

    HCA Healthcare, Inc. 1st Quarter 2019 Earnings Conference Call

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    American City Business Journals19 days ago

    Philips nears hiring goal at new downtown hub

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  • American City Business Journals19 days ago

    Northside Hospital names incoming CEO

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  • Trump taps former HCA CEO to craft GOP health care plan
    American City Business Journals20 days ago

    Trump taps former HCA CEO to craft GOP health care plan

    “I ran the largest hospital company, I care about the cost of health care and that’s what I’m focused on," the senator said.

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  • Is HCA Healthcare's (NYSE:HCA) Share Price Gain Of 167% Well Earned?
    Simply Wall St.20 days ago

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  • Do Hedge Funds Really Like HCA Healthcare Inc (HCA)?
    Insider Monkey24 days ago

    Do Hedge Funds Really Like HCA Healthcare Inc (HCA)?

    Reputable billionaire investors such as Jim Simons, Cliff Asness and David Tepper generate exorbitant profits for their wealthy accredited investors (a minimum of $1 million in investable assets would be required to invest in a hedge fund and most successful hedge funds won't accept your savings unless you commit at least $5 million) by pinpointing […]