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HCA Healthcare

$115.01

-0.18 (-0.16%)

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Raymond James ups HCA to Outperform, sees less than 1% odds for Medicare for All

As previously reported, Raymond James analyst John Ransom upgraded HCA Healthcare to Outperform from Market Perform, stating that "the recent selloff in all things healthcare" sparked by "Medicare for All" worries has driven the stock down 12% even though he sees "less than a 1% chance" of such legislation passing. HCA's business continues to skew towards higher value assets and a better mix of revenue trends from non-hospital sources should yield a higher long-term multiple, contends Ransom, who set a $135 price target on HCA shares.

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HCA HCA Healthcare
$115.01

-0.18 (-0.16%)

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Target $175
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HCA Healthcare price target raised to $175 from $165 at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst David MacDonald raised his price target on HCA Healthcare to $175 and kept his Buy rating after the company's "impressive" quarter marked by "solid" organic volumes, robust acuity and price, and "superb" cash flows". The analyst also points to HCA Healthcare's "sizable capex pipeline" that targets areas including IT improvements, expanded service offerings, and capacity expansion. MacDonald expects the company to continue to widen its competitive moat through its "robust cash flow and massive balance sheet".
04/17/19
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04/17/19
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Target $158
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Buy
HCA Healthcare oversold on Medicare-For-All 'noise,' says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Brian Tanquilut says HCA Healthcare shares are now oversold amid the Medicare-For-All "noise." The analyst expects volatility in the stocks of healthcare providers before the November 2020 elections, but he believes the emergence of Medicare for All "as an early hot topic has brought volatility/noise prematurely." HCA is now oversold based on a valuation analysis that looks at previous election cycles, especially since Medicare-For-All does not pose existential risk to the hospitals, Tanquilut tells investors in a research note. As currently proposed, Medicare-For-All will most likely reduce the need for managed care companies, but the need for healthcare providers does not go away, as the government will need hospitals, physician practices, and other providers to remain viable to protect access to care, says the analyst. He keeps a Buy rating on HCA Healthcare with a $158 price target.
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Issues facing healthcare sector now 'modest' compared to 2008-10, says Stephens
Stephens analyst Scott Fidel noted that the managed care group has sharply underperformed the S&P 500 over the last month amid "political rhetoric" around point-of-sale drug rebates and Medicare for all policy proposals, though he believes the issues facing the sector right now "seem modest in comparison" to the "dark days of 2008-2010." While recent Medicare for all proposals have rattled investors, "they will face enormous uphill battles," Fidel tells investors. Hospital stocks have outperformed MCOs year-to-date, but the group declined about 9% yesterday and underperformed the MCO group, which Fidel attributes to acknowledgement by industry bellwether UnitedHealth (UNH) of the significant disruptive nature of Medicare for all, which may have sparked additional fears, as well as one less calendar day being called out by UnitedHealth as benefiting Q1 MLRs and Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) earnings call commentary on declining sequential hospital admissions from Q4. Publicly traded companies in the hospital space include Community Health (CYH), HCA Healthcare (HCA), LifePoint (LPNT), Tenet (THC) and Universal Health (UHS). Publicly traded companies in the managed care space include Anthem (ANTM), CVS Health (CVS), Centene (CNC), Cigna (CI), Health Net (HNT), Humana (HUM), Molina Healthcare (MOH), UnitedHealth (UNH) and WellCare (WCG).
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