Mizuho Securities Downgrades HCA Holdings to Hold

By Ryan Adsit

HCA Holdings (NYSE: HCA) received a Hold rating from Mizuho Securities analyst Sheryl Skolnick today. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $80.88, close to its 52-week high of $83.69.

According to TipRanks.com, Skolnick is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 3.3% and a 69.4% success rate. Skolnick covers the Healthcare sector, focusing on stocks such as Kindred Healthcare, Community Health, and LifePoint Health.

HCA Holdings has an analyst consensus of Strong Buy, with a price target consensus of $89.17.

The company has a one year high of $83.69 and a one year low of $60.07. Currently, HCA Holdings has an average volume of 2.67M.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 92 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. Earlier this month, Martin Paslick, the SVP & CIO of HCA sold 36,004 shares for a total of $2,836,755.

HCA Holdings, Inc. is a health care services company which owns and operates hospitals, freestanding surgery centers, diagnostic and imaging centers, radiation and oncology therapy centers, comprehensive rehabilitation and physical therapy centers and various other facilities. It provides services such medical specialties as internal medicine, general surgery, cardiology, oncology, neurosurgery, orthopedics and obstetrics, as well as diagnostic and emergency services. HCA Holdings was founded on November 22, 2010 and is headquartered in Nashville, TN.