eHealth (EHTH) Earns Media Sentiment Rating of 0.22
Headlines about eHealth (NASDAQ:EHTH) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. eHealth earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.6626433579155 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub upgraded eHealth from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. TheStreet lowered eHealth from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded eHealth from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 target price on shares of eHealth in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and issued a $18.00 target price on shares of eHealth in a research note on Friday, July 14th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $18.75.
Shares of eHealth (EHTH) traded up 2.69% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $23.63. The stock had a trading volume of 78,441 shares. eHealth has a 1-year low of $6.38 and a 1-year high of $25.65. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $20.34 and its 200 day moving average price is $16.60. The company’s market capitalization is $437.98 million.
eHealth (NASDAQ:EHTH) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The financial services provider reported ($0.92) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.75) by ($0.17). The firm had revenue of $28.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $29.25 million. eHealth had a negative net margin of 3.44% and a negative return on equity of 5.64%. eHealth’s revenue for the quarter was down 24.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.09 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that eHealth will post ($0.94) EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other news, Director Jack L. Oliver III sold 14,745 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.79, for a total value of $247,568.55. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 51,375 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $862,586.25. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Corporate insiders own 3.26% of the company’s stock.
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eHealth Company Profile
eHealth, Inc provides a private online source of health insurance for individuals, families and small businesses. The Company is the parent company of eHealthInsurance, a private health insurance exchange where individuals, families and small businesses can compare health insurance products from various insurers side-by-side, and purchase and enroll in coverage online through its Websites (www.eHealth.com, www.eHealthInsurance.com, www.eHealthMedicare.com, www.Medicare.com and www.PlanPrescriber.com) or telephonically through its customer care centers.
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