HCA Healthcare, Inc. (HCA)’s EPS growth Analysis: HCA Healthcare, Inc. (HCA) is projecting to attain earnings per share (EPS) growth of 46.30% for this year while EPS growth anticipated to reach 14.66% for next year. The company registered EPS (ttm) of 7.03. Take a view on its long-term annual earnings per share (EPS) growth rate which is suggested by Analyst to reach at 9.58% for next 5 years and looking its past five year record, annual EPS growth rate was 8.00%.
Generally, companies with positive EPS are more highly valued than companies with negative EPS, and a novice investor should just stick to companies with long track records of profit making. But that is not to say that companies with negative EPS should be avoided. These stocks are extremely attractive to contrarian/special events/distressed securities investors. But it takes a remarkable amount of expertise and knowledge (don’t forget common sense) to be investing in these companies and being successful. Evaluating stocks to buy and sell can be a tricky business, even with all of the data available at your fingertips.
Out of the important value indicator of stocks, EPS growth rate is most important. It will depend on the stock, the industry and the interest rates. Some stocks rarely if ever have high EPS, while others seem like they are always high. Some industries have lower average historical EPS than others as well. Also interest rates can affect EPS. EPS stands for earning per share. It is calculates as Net Profit/No. of Shares Outstanding. The term earnings per share (EPS) represents the portion of a company’s earnings, net of taxes and preferred stock dividends, that is allocated to each share of common stock.
HCA Healthcare, Inc. (HCA) stock price performed at a change of 12.99% from 20 day SMA and stands at a distance of 18.17% away from 50 day SMA. At present time the stock is moving 23.28% away to its 200-day moving average. It goes without saying that investors should not rely solely on any one technique. However, applying moving-average strategies in conjunction with portfolio diversification and prudent money management may reduce one’s risk substantially.
HCA Healthcare, Inc. (HCA) finalized the Tuesday at price of $101.45 after traded 6562408 shares. The average volume was noted at 2454.8K shares while its relative volume was seen at 2.74. Short Ratio of stock is 3.35. HCA Healthcare, Inc. is a part of Healthcare sector and belongs to Hospitals industry.
HCA Healthcare, Inc. (HCA) indicated a yearly performance of 27.95% while year-to-date (YTD) performance stood at 15.49%. The stock price moved with change of 3.08% to its 50 Day low point and changed 36.61% comparing to its 50 Day high point. HCA stock is currently showing positive return of 10.60% throughout last week and witnessed bullish return of 14.88% in one month period. The stock price mounted 32.32% in three months and soared 26.28% for the last six months trading period.
The recent session disclosed a 42.53% up lead over its 52-week stock price low and showed up move of 3.08% over its 52-week high stock price. The stock price volatility remained at 2.24% in recent month and reaches at 3.14% for the week. The Average True Range (ATR) is also a measure of volatility is currently sitting at 2.48.
HCA Healthcare, Inc. (HCA) reported positive return of 3.92% return in last trading session. It is a positive indicator for investor portfolio value — when the price of a stock Investor owns goes up in value. On the other side it is not a negative indicator for Investor portfolio value — when the price of a stock Investor owns moves down in value.
The return on assets ratio of the Company was 7.70% while its return on investment ratio was 21.00%. Price to sales ratio was 0.82 . 77.50% shares of the company were owned by Institutional investors and Insider investors hold stake of 0.10%.
In the liquidity ratio analysis; current ratio was 1.7 . The stock’s RSI amounts to 79.92. The relative strength index (RSI) reflected overbought area when it is above 70 and notifies oversold level when it is below 30. The Beta factor, which is used riskiness of the security was 0.39.