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Is HCA Holdings, Inc.(NYSE: HCA), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HCA) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/10/2011. HCA Holdings, Inc. is in the Hospitals industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for HCA Holdings, Inc., is 2376.6, and so far today it has a volume of 127007. Performance year to date since the 3/10/2011 is 12.54%.

To help you determine whether HCA Holdings, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 13.14 and forward P/E is 10.79. PEG perhaps more useful shows that HCA Holdings, Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.18. P/S ratio is 0.71 and the P/B ratio is *TBA. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 41.97 and 10.13 respectively.

At the current price HCA Holdings, Inc. is trading at, 75.01 (-1.45% today), HCA Holdings, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.79, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 7.06% after growing 19.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 39.80%, and 4.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 381.02, and the number of shares float is 300.79. The senior management bring insider ownership to 20.30%, and institutional ownership is at 73.50%. The float short is 3.29%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.17. Management has seen a return on assets of 7.30%, and also a return on investment of 18.90%.

The ability for HCA Holdings, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.7, and quick ratio is 1.4. Long term debt/equity is *TBA and total debt/equity is *TBA. In terms of margins, HCA Holdings, Inc. has a gross margin of 83.40%, with its operating margin at 14.10%, and HCA Holdings, Inc. has a profit margin of 5.90%.

The 52 week high is -18.09%, with 70.83% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -3.60% and the 200 day simple moving average is 1.95%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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