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HCA Healthcare

HCA Healthcare (HCA) provides health care services both in the U.S. and in England, with around 175 hospitals and 120 free standing surgery centers. HCA stock enjoyed major gains in the latter part of 2017, and the stock soaring to a new record high. With the recent surge in share price, HCA has very high technical rankings, and with a solid fundamental ranking of 81, the stock gets an overall ranking of 90 from InvestorsObserver’s Stock Score Report. The stock has an attractive 16.6 P/E ratio, with earnings forecast to rise by 10.5% per annum over the next five years. HCA is trading at $99.50, and analysts have an average price target of $107.80 on the stock.

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Michael Fowlkes

Michael Fowlkes is a financial writer who has been with the Fresh Brewed Media family since 2004. Over the course of his tenure with Fresh Brewed Media, he has worn many hats, including portfolio manager, options analyst, and writer. Michael received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech in Accounting and got his start in finance working as a stock trader for six years at Chase Investment Counsel in Charlottesville, Va.

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