3. HCA Holdings (HCA) is a provider of health care services. It is comprised of locally managed facilities that include about 164 hospitals and 106 free-standing surgery centers in 20 states and the U.K.
For the third quarter 2011, HCA reported revenue of $7.310 billion, up 5.5% in the 2010 period. Adjusted EBITDA increased 4.0% to $1.412 billion, whereas same-facility equivalent admissions increased 3.8% and same-facility admissions rose 3.2%.
For fiscal year 2011, the company estimates 3% to 5% growth in adjusted EBITDA.Earlier this month, the company sold the Palmyra Medical Center in Albany, Ga. to the hospital authority of Albany-Dougherty County for approximately $198 million. Of the 25 analysts covering the stock, 76% recommend a buy and the rest suggest a hold. The stock's average 12-month price target is $30.38, or 42.1% above the current price, according a Bloomberg consensus.
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