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UPDATE: HCA Holdings Q2 Net Profit Surges 71%

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HCA Holdings (NYSE: HCA) reported a rise in its second-quarter.

HCA Holdings' quarterly profit surged to $391 million, or $0.85 per share, versus $229 million, or $0.43 per share, in the year-earlier period.

Its revenue climbed 11.9% to $8.1 billion. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $0.78 per share on revenue of $8.28 billion.

HCA continues to project 2012 adjusted earnings of $3.57 to $3.77 per share, versus analysts' estimates of $3.58 per share.

HCA shares gained 0.61% to close at $26.60 on Friday.

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