HCA Shares Rise On Higher 2015 Outlook

By Wallace WitkowskiMarketWatch Pulse

HCA Holding Inc. shares rose in the extended session Friday after the hospital operator said it expected to exceed its adjusted earnings outlook for the year. HCA shares advanced 2.7% to $66. The company said it expects adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization of about $7.9 billion for 2015. Previously, HCA had forecast $7.8 billion. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had estimated adjusted EBITDA of $7.76 billion.

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