News stories about Healthways (NASDAQ:TVTY) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Healthways earned a daily sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 47.8035455864403 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Healthways from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Barrington Research upped their price objective on shares of Healthways from $35.00 to $44.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. UBS AG upped their price objective on shares of Healthways from $37.00 to $43.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 23rd. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $36.00 price objective on shares of Healthways in a research note on Friday, June 16th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald upped their price objective on shares of Healthways from $34.00 to $42.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, June 9th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Healthways has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $35.25.

Healthways (NASDAQ:TVTY) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.03. Healthways had a net margin of 17.30% and a return on equity of 29.81%. The company had revenue of $138.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $138.15 million. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.1% compared to the same quarter last year.

In other news, Director Conan Laughlin sold 1,750,000 shares of Healthways stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $37.90, for a total value of $66,325,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 8.42% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Healthways Company Profile

Tivity Health, Inc, formerly Healthways, Inc, is focused targeted population health for those aged 50 and older. The Company offers three programs: SilverSneakers senior fitness, Prime fitness and WholeHealth Living. The SilverSneakers senior fitness program is offered to members of Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, and Group Retiree plans.

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