News articles about Molina Healthcare (NYSE:MOH) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Molina Healthcare earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.157670012187 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of Molina Healthcare (MOH) opened at $85.82 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 1.29 and a quick ratio of 1.29. The company has a market capitalization of $4,900.00, a PE ratio of -16.28, a PEG ratio of 1.08 and a beta of 0.97. Molina Healthcare has a 12 month low of $42.56 and a 12 month high of $86.39.

Molina Healthcare (NYSE:MOH) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported ($1.62) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.23 by ($1.85). The company had revenue of $5.03 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.95 billion. Molina Healthcare had a negative net margin of 1.76% and a positive return on equity of 17.76%. Molina Healthcare’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.85 EPS. analysts anticipate that Molina Healthcare will post -3.88 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on MOH. ValuEngine upgraded Molina Healthcare from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th. BMO Capital Markets began coverage on Molina Healthcare in a report on Monday, October 16th. They set a “market perform” rating and a $70.00 price target for the company. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group assumed coverage on Molina Healthcare in a report on Thursday, September 21st. They set a “neutral” rating and a $70.00 price target for the company. Raymond James Financial restated a “hold” rating on shares of Molina Healthcare in a research note on Friday, December 8th. Finally, Leerink Swann raised their target price on Molina Healthcare from $100.00 to $105.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Molina Healthcare presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $70.86.

In other Molina Healthcare news, Director John C. Molina sold 19,433 shares of Molina Healthcare stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $77.22, for a total transaction of $1,500,616.26. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 414,915 shares in the company, valued at approximately $32,039,736.30. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider William Dentino sold 45,000 shares of Molina Healthcare stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $75.32, for a total value of $3,389,400.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 701,945 shares of company stock valued at $51,351,863 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 6.20% of the company’s stock.

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About Molina Healthcare

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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