News articles about WebMD Health Corp (NASDAQ:WBMD) have been trending very positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. WebMD Health Corp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.56 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the health services provider an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for WebMD Health Corp (NASDAQ:WBMD)

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on WBMD shares. Cowen and Company lowered shares of WebMD Health Corp from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $55.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Wednesday, March 15th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of WebMD Health Corp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, May 5th. William Blair reissued a “hold” rating on shares of WebMD Health Corp in a research note on Friday, March 31st. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of WebMD Health Corp from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. WebMD Health Corp has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $64.05.

WebMD Health Corp (WBMD) opened at 59.24 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.15 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.90 and a beta of 0.65. WebMD Health Corp has a 52 week low of $48.10 and a 52 week high of $62.45. The company has a 50-day moving average of $56.50 and a 200-day moving average of $52.84.

WebMD Health Corp (NASDAQ:WBMD) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 2nd. The health services provider reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.27 by $0.03. WebMD Health Corp had a net margin of 12.55% and a return on equity of 27.77%. The firm had revenue of $154.06 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $152.53 million. Analysts anticipate that WebMD Health Corp will post $2.04 earnings per share for the current year.

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About WebMD Health Corp

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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