eHealth Inc. (EHTH) Shares Down 7.7%
eHealth Inc. (NASDAQ:EHTH) traded down 7.7% during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $10.72 and last traded at $10.85, with a volume of 356,164 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $11.76.
Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of eHealth from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, May 5th. FBR & Co reissued a “buy” rating on shares of eHealth in a report on Friday, June 10th. TheStreet raised shares of eHealth from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, April 28th. Jefferies Group reduced their target price on shares of eHealth from $13.00 to $12.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, July 29th. Finally, Craig Hallum downgraded shares of eHealth from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, July 29th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $15.00.
The company’s 50 day moving average is $12.50 and its 200 day moving average is $11.44. The stock has a market cap of $205.62 million and a P/E ratio of 22.31.
eHealth (NASDAQ:EHTH) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $0.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.09. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.44 EPS. The business had revenue of $37.28 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $37.93 million. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 6.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that eHealth Inc. will post $0.64 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other eHealth news, insider James E. Flynn sold 99,508 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.85, for a total transaction of $1,378,185.80. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, insider James E. Flynn sold 212,581 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.13, for a total value of $3,003,769.53. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.
A hedge fund recently raised its stake in eHealth stock. Royce & Associates LLC raised its stake in shares of eHealth Inc. (NASDAQ:EHTH) by 19.4% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 694,500 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 112,800 shares during the period. Royce & Associates LLC owned 3.83% of eHealth worth $6,931,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
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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