Press coverage about WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ:WBMD) has trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. WebMD Health Corp. earned a news impact score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the health services provider an impact score of 45.9659528927557 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Shares of WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ:WBMD) traded up $0.01 on Friday, reaching $66.48. The company had a trading volume of 3,214,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 898,538. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.28, a current ratio of 2.12 and a quick ratio of 2.12. WebMD Health Corp. has a 52-week low of $48.10 and a 52-week high of $66.57.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on WBMD. KeyCorp downgraded WebMD Health Corp. to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. BidaskClub downgraded WebMD Health Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded WebMD Health Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 24th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $65.25.

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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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