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HCA

HCA Healthcare

$129.10

-0.62 (-0.48%)

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HCA Healthcare initiated with an Overweight at Stephens

Stephens analyst Scott Fidel initiated coverage of 11 Managed Care and Healthcare Facilities stocks, telling investors that overall he is constructive on managed care and selective on hospitals. He started HCA Healthcare with an Overweight rating and $143 price target, noting that its fundamental performance accelerated across all key metrics in 2018 and the company has already signaled that EBITDA growth trends could again exceed its long-term targets in 2019.

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HCA HCA Healthcare
$129.10

-0.62 (-0.48%)

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SBSH
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SBSH
Buy
HCA Healthcare removed from Focus List at Citi
Citi analyst Ralph Giacobbe removed HCA Healthcare (HCA) after making Cigna (CI) his Top Pick and adding that stock to the list. The analyst, however, keeps a Buy rating on HCA as he continues to see a favorable backdrop for the company. He believes HCA has a positive setup into 2019 due to continued organic momentum, improvement in recently acquired facilities, and the favorable Medicare rate backdrop.
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12/28/18
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PIPR
Piper says buy Centene, sell Community Health if recession were to occur
After performing a recession risk/reward for Hospitals and Managed Care Organizations, Piper Jaffray analyst Sarah James recommends buying Centene (CNC) and selling Community Health Systems (CYH) if a recession were to occur. The analyst says that with some economists calling for a recession in 2019, she dug into the potential impacts across the hospital and insurance sector. For hospitals, consumer surveys point to economic outlook impacting decisions to receive services, James tells investors in a research note. On the other hand, insurers are a "natural defensive sector in a recession," adds the analyst. As such, in a recession James would be adding exposure to insurers and lightening hospitals.
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01/03/19
INITIATION
Target $140
DBAB
Buy
HCA Healthcare initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Pito Chickering started HCA Healthcare with a Buy rating and $140 price target. The analyst initiated coverage on Healthcare Facilities with a constructive view saying the sector is "relatively defensive" in slowing business cycles and that company cash flows "provide downside protection in volatile markets."
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01/04/19
NO CHANGE
JEFF
Jefferies more cautious on Healthcare Services group for 2019
After strong performance in 2018, Jefferies analyst Brian Tanquilut is more cautious on the Healthcare Services group for 2019 given his belief that sales growth will be "tepid" for most providers as overall utilization flattens out and increased market volatility drives greater scrutiny of debt levels. Given this backdrop, companies that can deliver positive organic or acquisition-driven growth with solid balance sheets should outperform, Tanquilut tells investors in a research note. His top picks in the space are Addus HomeCare (ADUS), Amedisys (AMED), AMN Healthcare (AMN), Encompass Health (EHC), HCA Healthcare (HCA), LHC Group (LHCG) and RadNet (RDNT).

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Morgan Stanley

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Cenovus Energy

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Square

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