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HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HCA) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HCA), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 28546.2. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for HCA Holdings, Inc. is 76.14 (with a change from open of 0.95%), this in conjunction with a target price of 91.05. Volume today has so far reached 664307, with an average volume of about 2552.72. The GAP for this stock, is 0.17%.

The P/E ratio is 13, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 10.67. The current EPS for HCA Holdings, Inc., is 5.79, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 19.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 11.33%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for HCA Holdings, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 6.98% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 11.69%. Quarter over quarter is 39.80% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 4.30%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 12.60%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 7.20%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 20.00% and institutional ownership is 74.60%. Shares outstanding is 379.15, while shares float is at a value of 300.79. Float short for HCA Holdings, Inc. is 3.51% and the short ratio is 4.14.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is , while the total debt/equity comes to . The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.7, and the quick ratio is 1.4. The most recent gross margin is 83.40% and their operating margin is 14.10%. The profit margin is 5.90%.

HCA Holdings, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 7.30%, and on investment, 18.90%. Return on equity is -31.20%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.11. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.7, with Price/book ratio coming to and Price/cash is 41.31, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 9.97.

The simple moving averages are -0.84% and 2.41% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -12.53% and the 52 week low is 26.75%.

HCA Holdings, Inc. has a dividend yield of , with a current price of 76.14. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 0.00%. This is in an industry, Hospitals, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Healthcare. HCA Holdings, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Hospitals industry means that HCA Holdings, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -0.86%, with performance for the month coming to 1.72%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -2.76%, and for the half year the performance is -12.47%. Volatility for this week is 2.12% and for the month this is 1.89%.

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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