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What Smart Money Thinks about HCA Holdings Inc (HCA)?

Before we spend many hours researching a company, we’d like to analyze what hedge funds and billionaire investors think of the stock first. We would like to do so because the elite investors’ consensus returns have been exceptional. The top 30 mid-cap stocks among the best performing hedge funds in our database yielded an average return of 18% during the last 12 months, outperforming the S&P 500 Index funds by double digits. Although the elite funds occasionally have their duds, such as SunEdison and Valeant, the hedge fund picks seem to work on average. In the following paragraphs, we find out what the billionaire investors and hedge funds think of HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA).

It’s worth mentioning that HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA) has experienced a decrease in enthusiasm from smart money during the third quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare HCA to other stocks including AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL), Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (USA) (NYSE:CM), and Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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With all of this in mind, let’s review the recent action surrounding HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA).

What does the smart money think about HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA)?

Heading into the fourth quarter of 2016, a total of 62 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, down by 14% over the quarter. With the smart money’s positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes substantially (or already accumulated large positions).
According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Larry Robbins’s Glenview Capital has the largest position in HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA), worth close to $1.2092 billion, corresponding to 8.6% of its total 13F portfolio. On Glenview Capital’s heels is Glenn Greenberg of Brave Warrior Capital, with a $189 million position; the fund has 9.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other professional money managers that hold long positions include Daniel S. Och’s OZ Management, Anthony Bozza’s Lakewood Capital Management and Paul Reeder and Edward Shapiro’s PAR Capital Management.

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