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) pushed the Health Services industry higher today making it today's featured health services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.6%. By the end of trading, HCA Holdings rose $0.78 (1.6%) to $50.27 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,611,977 shares of HCA Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,911,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $48.81-$50.75 after having opened the day at $48.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.49. Other companies within the Health Services industry that increased today were:
), up 15.3%,
), up 9.1%,
), up 6.4% and
), up 6.3%.
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HCA Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides health care services. HCA Holdings has a market cap of $22.1 billion and is part of the health care sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate HCA Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates HCA Holdings as a
. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share and poor profit margins.
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On the negative front,
), down 13.5%,
), down 9.5%,
), down 7.9% and
), down 7.4% , were all laggards within the health services industry with
) being today's health services industry laggard.
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