Healthways Inc. (NASDAQ:HWAY) was up 2.2% on Friday . The company traded as high as $25.09 and last traded at $25.06, with a volume of 406,135 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $24.51.

Several research analysts have commented on the stock. Piper Jaffray Cos. boosted their price objective on shares of Healthways from $15.00 to $25.50 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Healthways from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, August 8th. Jefferies Group boosted their price objective on shares of Healthways from $13.00 to $18.50 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 4th. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. upgraded shares of Healthways to an “outperform” rating and set a $27.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Sunday, August 14th. Finally, Barclays PLC upgraded shares of Healthways from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and boosted their price objective for the company from $12.00 to $27.00 in a research report on Monday. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. Healthways currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $22.93.

The stock has a 50-day moving average of $17.67 and a 200 day moving average of $12.98. The company’s market capitalization is $918.08 million.

Healthways (NASDAQ:HWAY) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, August 9th. The company reported $0.54 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.01 by $0.53. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.11 EPS. The company had revenue of $125 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $186.88 million. Healthways’s revenue was up 10.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Healthways Inc. will post $2.11 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Healthways, Inc (Healthways) provides network delivered solutions and population health management services that are designed to help people manage their wellbeing, thereby managing their health and productivity, and their health-related costs. The Company operates in the domestic and international segments, which are collectively known as the well-being improvement services segment.

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