HCA Holdings Inc’s (NYSE:HCA), which operates hospitals, diagnostic and imaging centers, stock tumbled almost 5% in extended trading session on Monday, after the company detailed soft revenue guidance for fiscal Q1 and mentioned a slowdown in the growth rate of admissions and weakness in outpatient volumes.
The healthcare services provider projects fiscal Q1 revenues of around $8.440 billion. Thomson Reuters analysts survey most recently forecasted revenues of $8.71 billion for three months period.
The Nashville, Tennessee-based HCA Holdings continues to project adjusted EPS in the range of $3.00 to $3.30 a share on revenues of $33.50 billion to $34.50 billion for fiscal year 2013.
Analysts presently forecasts EPS of $3.19 with $34.45 billion of revenues for three months period.
Shifting reader’s focus to broader market, let us consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH) fell -3.87% to settle at $41.45, Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) moved down -3.75% to end at $60.12 while Tenet Healthcare Corp (NYSE:THC) plunged -6.18% to finish at $39.78 on Monday.
HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA) last session’s volume of 4.64 million shares was surprisingly higher than its average volume of 4.30 million shares. The stock after opening at $38.06 hit high price of $38.50 and then closed at $36.72 by scoring -4.18%.
The liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 1.26 as current ratio. The Company had total cash of $760.00 million at hand and a book value per share as -$21.80 in the most recent quarter.
The stock’s price volatility was 3.85% for a week and 2.85% for a month as well as price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 1.12.
HCA generated revenue of $33.01 billion in the previous twelve months and earned $1.61 billion. The Company showed a positive 6.08% in the net profit margin as well as in its operating margin which remained at 8.77%. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five years was 4.21%.
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