Shares of Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ:TVTY) have received an average rating of “Buy” from the ten analysts that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, seven have given a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $46.25.

TVTY has been the topic of several recent research reports. ValuEngine cut Healthways from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Barrington Research reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $40.00 target price (down from $46.00) on shares of Healthways in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. set a $50.00 target price on Healthways and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. boosted their target price on Healthways from $47.00 to $50.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $46.00 target price on shares of Healthways in a report on Monday, September 25th.

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In other news, insider Glenn Hargreaves sold 7,137 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.00, for a total transaction of $285,480.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 52,180 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,087,200. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Mary Flipse sold 14,020 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $37.03, for a total value of $519,160.60. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 61,167 shares in the company, valued at $2,265,014.01. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 183,218 shares of company stock worth $8,200,064. Corporate insiders own 8.42% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Credit Suisse AG bought a new position in shares of Healthways during the first quarter valued at $1,395,000. Vanguard Group Inc. bought a new position in shares of Healthways during the first quarter valued at $135,544,000. California Public Employees Retirement System bought a new position in shares of Healthways during the first quarter valued at $247,000. Morgan Stanley bought a new position in shares of Healthways during the first quarter valued at $3,773,000. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC bought a new position in shares of Healthways during the first quarter valued at $12,713,000.

Shares of Healthways (NASDAQ TVTY) traded up $0.40 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $32.90. The company had a trading volume of 1,055,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,061,056. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,303.40, a PE ratio of 20.06, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.87 and a beta of 0.27. Healthways has a 12 month low of $20.60 and a 12 month high of $48.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02, a quick ratio of 0.61 and a current ratio of 0.60.

Healthways (NASDAQ:TVTY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The company reported $0.46 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $137.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $137.95 million. Healthways had a return on equity of 30.23% and a net margin of 11.45%. The firm’s revenue was up 10.2% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Healthways will post 1.6 earnings per share for the current year.

Healthways Company Profile

Tivity Health, Inc, formerly Healthways, Inc, is focused targeted population health for those aged 50 and older. The Company offers three programs: SilverSneakers senior fitness, Prime fitness and WholeHealth Living. The SilverSneakers senior fitness program is offered to members of Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, and Group Retiree plans.

Analyst Recommendations for Healthways (NASDAQ:TVTY)

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