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HCA Holdings Inc : HCA, THC, HMA, and UHS Under StockCall’s Microscope

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05/15/2013 | 02:10pm CET

StockCall.com Provides Stock Research on HCA Holdings Inc., Tenet Healthcare Corp., Health Management Associates Inc., and Universal Health Services Inc.

New York City, New York -- (May 15, 2013)

The Supreme Court, last year, upheld President Obama?s Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA is expected to have a significant impact on the healthcare industry by next year. While the reform will lead to higher costs for the healthcare industry in the near-term, increase in the number of insured individuals will ultimately benefit the industry. The reform will be particularly beneficial to for profit hospitals such as HCA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HCA), Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC), Health Management Associates Inc. (NYSE: HMA), and Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE: UHS). Shares of for profit hospitals ended mostly higher in Tuesday?s trading session, tracking gains in the broad market. StockCall has released full comprehensive research on HCA, THC, HMA, and UHS and these free technical analyses can be downloaded by signing up at


HCA Holdings Inc.?s shares edged higher in trading on Tuesday, however, the gains were limited. The stock closed 0.29% higher at $40.81 on volume of 1.29 million. HCA?s shares touched an intraday high of $41.06 yesterday. The stock is currently trading close to its 52-week high of $41.83. Shares of the company have had an excellent run so far in 2013, gaining more than 35.20% as compared to a gain of over 15.70% for the S&P 500. Free technical analysis on HCA available by signing up at


Shares of Tenet Healthcare Corp. touched a 52-week high of $49.47 in yesterday?s trading session. The stock closed 0.53% higher at $49.25 on volume of 1.40 million, taking its gains in the last three sessions to nearly 3.30%. Tenet?s shares have seen a series of highs over the last two weeks which is a bullish signal. The stock has also broken through $48 resistance level which further confirms the bullish trend. The company?s shares are also trading well above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Register today and access the free research on THC at


Shares of Health Management Associates Inc. edged lower on Tuesday; however, the losses were limited. The stock ended the day 0.09% lower at $11.25 on volume of 1.18 million after trading between $11.15 and $11.29. Shares of the company have been trading sideways over the past two weeks, struggling to break through $11.50 resistance level. The stock is also trading below its 50-day moving average which is a bearish signal. Shares of HMA are currently trading nearly 17.50% below their 52-week high. Year-to-date, the stock has gained more than 20.70%, outperforming the S&P 500. The free report on HMA can be downloaded by signing up now at


Shares of Universal Health Services Inc. rose sharply on Tuesday, touching a 52-week high of $69.06. The stock closed 2.10% higher at $69.02 on volume of 642,200. Shares of UHS have gained more than 3% in the last three sessions. Year-to-date, the stock has gained nearly 42.90%, easily outperforming the broad market. Its MACD is currently trading above the signal line and the zero-line which is a strong bullish signal. Universal Health Services? shares have also broken through $67.50 resistance level which further confirms the positive trend. Free report on UHS can be accessed by registering at


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