HCA Holdings Inc on Focus After Bullish Options Activity

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In today’s session HCA Holdings Inc (HCA) registered an unusually high (200) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the December, 2015 call, expecting serious HCA increase. With 200 contracts traded and 2314 open interest for the Dec, 15 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: HCA151218C00067500 closed last at: $2.1 or 44.8% up. The stock decreased 3.11% or $2.13 during the last trading session, hitting $66.3. About 2.97 million shares traded hands. HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA) has declined 11.01% since May 8, 2015 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 8.00% the S&P500.

Out of 21 analysts covering HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA), 18 rate it “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 4 “Hold”. This means 82% are positive. HCA Holdings was the topic in 19 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc.

The institutional sentiment decreased to 1.14 in 2015 Q3. Its down 0.20, from 1.34 in 2015Q2. The ratio dropped, as 78 funds sold all HCA Holdings Inc shares owned while 218 reduced positions. 73 funds bought stakes while 264 increased positions. They now own 315.37 million shares or 2.33% more from 308.21 million shares in 2015Q2.

Crescent Park Management L.P. holds 13.49% of its portfolio in HCA Holdings Inc for 785,419 shares. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. owns 14.89 million shares or 12.19% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Monroe Hall Asset Management Llc has 11.66% invested in the company for 310,000 shares. The United Kingdom-based Cryder Capital Partners Llp has invested 9.92% in the stock. Appaloosa Management Lp, a New Jersey-based fund reported 3.55 million shares.

Since March 6, 2015, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 13 selling transactions for $43.08 million net activity. Cuffe Michael S. sold 2,575 shares worth $214,807. Vallarino Juan sold 27,002 shares worth $2.32M. Stinnett Donald W sold 67,506 shares worth $6.16M. Yuspeh Alan R sold 14,000 shares worth $1.28 million. The insider Anderson David Gwin sold 35,000 shares worth $3.20M.

HCA Holdings, Inc. is a holding company. The company has a market cap of $27.90 billion. The Firm is a health care services company. It has 13.87 P/E ratio. The Firm owns, manages or operates hospitals, freestanding surgery centers, diagnostic and imaging centers, radiation and oncology therapy centers, rehabilitation and physical therapy centers and various other facilities.

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