NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of HCA Holdings (HCA) are up by 1.28% to $74.45 in late morning trading on Monday, as the hospital and related health care entities operator prepares to release its 2015 first quarter earnings results before the market open on Tuesday morning.
Analysts are expecting HCA Holdings to post a year-over-year rise in earnings and revenue for the quarter ended March 2015.
The company has been forecast to report earnings of $1.19 per share on revenue of $9.86 billion for the most recent quarter.
Last year, HCA said its adjusted earnings were 84 cents per share on revenue of $8.83 billion for the 2014 first quarter.
HCA is a Nashville, TN.-based holding company that offers health care services in the U.S. HCA runs variety of hospitals and freestanding surgery centers.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates HCA HOLDINGS INC as a Buy with a ratings score of B-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate HCA HOLDINGS INC (HCA) a BUY. This is driven by a number of strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins."