eHealth Inc. (EHTH) Stock Price Down 7.7%
Shares of eHealth Inc. (NASDAQ:EHTH) fell 7.7% during trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $10.72 and last traded at $10.85, with a volume of 356,164 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $11.76.
A number of research firms have commented on EHTH. Craig Hallum downgraded shares of eHealth from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, July 29th. Jefferies Group cut their price objective on shares of eHealth from $13.00 to $12.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Friday, July 29th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of eHealth from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 28th. FBR & Co reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $17.00 price objective on shares of eHealth in a report on Tuesday, July 12th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of eHealth from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, April 28th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $15.00.
The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $12.58 and a 200 day moving average price of $11.43. The stock has a market capitalization of $204.84 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.31.
eHealth (NASDAQ:EHTH) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $0.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.09. The firm had revenue of $37.28 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $37.93 million. The company’s revenue was down 6.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.44 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that eHealth Inc. will post $0.64 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In related news, insider James E. Flynn sold 204,854 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.21, for a total transaction of $2,910,975.34. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider James E. Flynn sold 212,581 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.13, for a total transaction of $3,003,769.53. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.
An institutional investor recently raised its position in eHealth stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in eHealth Inc. (NASDAQ:EHTH) by 3.5% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 385,642 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 12,991 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned about 2.13% of eHealth worth $3,849,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
eHealth, Inc provides a private online source of health insurance for individuals, families and small businesses. The Company is the parent company of eHealthInsurance, a private health insurance exchange where individuals, families and small businesses can compare health insurance products from various insurers side-by-side, and purchase and enroll in coverage online through its Websites (www.eHealth.com, www.eHealthInsurance.com, www.eHealthMedicare.com, www.Medicare.com and www.PlanPrescriber.com) or telephonically through its customer care centers.
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