Media headlines about Molina Healthcare (NYSE:MOH) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Molina Healthcare earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 45.2644637919205 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

MOH has been the subject of a number of research reports. TheStreet raised Molina Healthcare from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 2nd. ValuEngine raised Molina Healthcare from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised Molina Healthcare from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $72.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, May 4th. BidaskClub cut Molina Healthcare from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price objective on Molina Healthcare from $45.00 to $47.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 3rd. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $62.18.

Molina Healthcare (MOH) opened at 58.05 on Friday. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $67.67 and its 200 day moving average price is $58.93. The firm’s market capitalization is $3.32 billion. Molina Healthcare has a 1-year low of $42.56 and a 1-year high of $72.79.

Molina Healthcare (NYSE:MOH) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported ($0.01) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.87. Molina Healthcare had a negative net margin of 1.07% and a positive return on equity of 16.10%. The company had revenue of $5 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.88 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.67 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Molina Healthcare will post ($2.96) EPS for the current year.

In other Molina Healthcare news, Director J Mario Md Molina sold 15,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $66.09, for a total value of $991,350.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider William Dentino sold 66,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $68.68, for a total value of $4,532,880.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 215,813 shares of company stock worth $14,238,933 over the last three months. 6.20% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Molina Healthcare Company Profile

Molina Healthcare, Inc offers Medicaid-related solutions for low-income families and individuals, and assists government agencies in their administration of the Medicaid program. The Company operates through three segments: Health Plans, Molina Medicaid Solutions and Other, which includes its Pathways Health and Community Support LLC (Pathways) business.

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