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Hca Holdings Inc: (NYSE: HCA)

(U.S: NYSE) As of Apr 17, 2014 04:00 PM ET

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$49.01 USD

+0.44 (0.91%)

Volume: 1,576,393

Zacks Rank : 2-Buy [?]   2      

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Zacks Rank Definition Annualized Return
1 Strong Buy 26.94%
2 Buy 19.04%
3 Hold 10.56%
4 Sell 4.8%
5 Strong Sell 2.59%
S&P 500 10.39%

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Quote Overview

Stock Activity

Open 48.65
Day Low 48.10
Day High 49.22
52 Wk Low 35.20
52 Wk High 52.83
Avg. Volume 2,766,024
Market Cap 21.75 B
Dividend 0.00 ( 0.00%)
Beta 1.69

Key Earnings Data

Forward PE 13.16
PEG Ratio 1.15
Current Qtr Est 0.85
Current Yr Est 3.72
Most Accurate Est 0.84
Qtr Earnings ESP[?] -1.18%
Exp Earnings Date 5/1/2014
Prior Year EPS 3.41
Exp EPS Growth 11.40%
Industry MED-HOSPITALS

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Zacks Rank [?] Rank Change Trend Buy 2
Zacks Industry Rank 193 / 265 (Bottom 27%)
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This is our short term rating system that serves as a timeliness indicator for stocks over the next 1 to 3 months. How good is it? See rankings and related performance below.

Zacks Rank Definition Annualized Return
1 Strong Buy 26.94%
2 Buy 19.04%
3 Hold 10.56%
4 Sell 4.8%
5 Strong Sell 2.59%
S&P 500 10.39%

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Top Peers Symbol Zacks Rank
HCA HOLDINGS HCA
MEDNAX INC MD
AVITA MED LTD AVMXY
COMMNTY HLTH SY CYH
LIFEPOINT HOSP LPNT
UNIVL HLTH SVCS UHS
ACADIA HEALTHCR ACHC
VCA ANTECH INC WOOF
TENET HEALTH THC

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