eHealth (EHTH) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Finds
News coverage about eHealth (NASDAQ:EHTH) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. eHealth earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.3683647920566 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
eHealth (NASDAQ EHTH) opened at $17.29 on Monday. eHealth has a 1-year low of $10.35 and a 1-year high of $28.59. The stock has a market cap of $321.98, a PE ratio of -15.03 and a beta of 1.58.
eHealth (NASDAQ:EHTH) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The financial services provider reported ($0.98) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.73) by ($0.25). eHealth had a negative net margin of 11.94% and a negative return on equity of 21.88%. The firm had revenue of $26.62 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $25.55 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned ($0.23) earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 17.0% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that eHealth will post -1.6 EPS for the current year.
A number of equities analysts have recently commented on EHTH shares. Craig Hallum reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 price objective on shares of eHealth in a report on Monday, December 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of eHealth from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. SunTrust Banks reissued a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 price target on shares of eHealth in a report on Friday, October 20th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of eHealth from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, December 14th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of eHealth from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $25.33.
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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