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

Several research firms have commented on HWAY. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Healthways from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 3rd. Barrington Research reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Healthways in a research report on Saturday, April 30th. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $13.00 target price on shares of Healthways in a research report on Tuesday, May 3rd. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. raised shares of Healthways to an “outperform” rating and set a $27.00 target price for the company in a research report on Sunday, August 14th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Cos. boosted their target price on shares of Healthways from $15.00 to $25.50 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 10th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Healthways currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $22.93.

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

Healthways (NASDAQ:HWAY) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 9th. The company reported $0.54 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.01 by $0.53. The company had revenue of $125 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $186.88 million. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 10.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.11 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate 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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