WebMD Health Corp (WBMD) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.38
News articles about WebMD Health Corp (NASDAQ:WBMD) have been trending positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. WebMD Health Corp earned a media sentiment score of 0.38 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the health services provider an impact score of 45.7719623604312 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- WebMD Health Corp (NASDAQ:WBMD) Sees Significantly Higher Trading Volume – Modern Readers (modernreaders.com)
- Starboard Value makes a quick buck on medical information site WebMD (finance.yahoo.com)
- WebMD Health Corp (WBMD) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
WebMD Health Corp (NASDAQ:WBMD) traded up 0.06% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $66.28. The stock had a trading volume of 912,591 shares. The firm has a market cap of $2.42 billion, a P/E ratio of 33.94 and a beta of 0.78. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $61.22 and a 200 day moving average price of $55.41. WebMD Health Corp has a 12-month low of $48.10 and a 12-month high of $66.45.
Several research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded WebMD Health Corp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, April 20th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. reiterated a “market perform” rating and set a $66.50 price target on shares of WebMD Health Corp in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. KeyCorp cut WebMD Health Corp to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Leerink Swann cut WebMD Health Corp from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and lifted their price target for the company from $60.00 to $66.50 in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded WebMD Health Corp from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, June 23rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $64.67.
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WebMD Health Corp Company Profile
WebMD Health Corp. is a provider of health information services. The Company provides its services to consumers, physicians and other healthcare professionals through its Websites, mobile applications and health-focused publications. Advertisers and sponsors use The WebMD Health Network to reach and engage healthcare professionals and consumers who are interested in healthy living, wellness, diseases and conditions, and other health-related topics.
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