Media headlines about Molina Healthcare (NYSE:MOH) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Molina Healthcare earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.292829735437 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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Shares of Molina Healthcare (NYSE MOH) traded down 4.04% during trading on Friday, reaching $59.80. 2,857,472 shares of the company were exchanged. Molina Healthcare has a one year low of $42.56 and a one year high of $72.79. The company’s market capitalization is $3.42 billion. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $69.82 and its 200 day moving average price is $58.86.

Molina Healthcare (NYSE:MOH) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported ($0.01) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.87. Molina Healthcare had a negative net margin of 1.07% and a negative return on equity of 3.93%. The company had revenue of $5 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.88 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.67 earnings per share. Molina Healthcare’s revenue was up 14.7% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts forecast that Molina Healthcare will post $2.20 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub lowered shares of Molina Healthcare from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $72.00 price objective on shares of Molina Healthcare in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Credit Suisse Group reissued an “underperform” rating and issued a $53.00 price objective (up previously from $50.00) on shares of Molina Healthcare in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Bank of America Corporation boosted their price objective on shares of Molina Healthcare from $59.00 to $60.00 and gave the stock an “underperform” rating in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “sell” rating and issued a $60.00 price objective on shares of Molina Healthcare in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $60.75.

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In other news, Director John C. Molina sold 21,277 shares of Molina Healthcare stock in a transaction on Tuesday, July 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.53, for a total transaction of $1,500,666.81. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 611,154 shares in the company, valued at approximately $43,104,691.62. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director J Mario Md Molina sold 15,000 shares of Molina Healthcare stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $66.67, for a total value of $1,000,050.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 187,384 shares of company stock worth $12,796,072 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 6.20% of the company’s stock.

Molina Healthcare Company Profile

Molina Healthcare, Inc offers Medicaid-related solutions for low-income families and individuals, and assists government agencies in their administration of the Medicaid program. The Company operates through three segments: Health Plans, Molina Medicaid Solutions and Other, which includes its Pathways Health and Community Support LLC (Pathways) business.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Molina Healthcare (NYSE:MOH)

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