HCA CMO books $5M+ profit on options – Nashville Post (subscription)

Also: Samuels trims Pinnacle holdings

authors Geert De Lombaerde

One of HCA Healthcare’s top executives last week took home more than $5.4 million after exercising 71,000 stock options and selling the same number of shares.

Jonathan Perlin, HCA’s chief medical officer and president of clinical services, handled the transactions a week ago Thursday via a trading plan. He paid between $5.78 and $13.53 to exercise his options — which came in three batches and had been set to expire in November — and sold 71,063 shares for $86 apiece.

Perlin still owns about $1.2 million worth of HCA shares (Ticker: HCA), which have risen 18 percent year to date.


Just a few days short of the one-year anniversary of Pinnacle Financial Partners’ acquisition of Avenue Financial Holdings, former Avenue CEO Ron Samuels has sold 3,000 Pinnacle shares via a trading plan set up earlier this month.

Samuels took home about $186,000 from the sales of Pinnacle shares (Ticker: PNFP), which risen almost 30 percent over the past year. He still owns about $4.2 million worth of stock in the bank holding company.

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