Q3 2017 EPS Estimates for Evolent Health, Inc (EVH) Decreased by Analyst
Evolent Health, Inc (NYSE:EVH) – Analysts at Leerink Swann reduced their Q3 2017 EPS estimates for Evolent Health in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. Leerink Swann analyst D. Larsen now anticipates that the technology company will post earnings of ($0.07) per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of ($0.05). Leerink Swann currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $32.00 target price on the stock. Leerink Swann also issued estimates for Evolent Health’s Q4 2017 earnings at ($0.05) EPS, FY2017 earnings at ($0.53) EPS and FY2018 earnings at $0.10 EPS.
EVH has been the topic of several other research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Evolent Health from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 4th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 target price on shares of Evolent Health in a research report on Thursday, April 13th. Cowen and Company restated an “outperform” rating and set a $35.00 target price on shares of Evolent Health in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th. BidaskClub lowered Evolent Health from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Evolent Health from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $29.90.
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Shares of Evolent Health (NYSE:EVH) opened at 17.65 on Friday. Evolent Health has a 52-week low of $14.50 and a 52-week high of $27.50. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $24.94 and its 200-day moving average price is $22.68. The firm’s market cap is $1.16 billion.
Evolent Health (NYSE:EVH) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 7th. The technology company reported ($0.13) EPS for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.13). The company had revenue of $107.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $104.45 million. Evolent Health had a negative return on equity of 6.44% and a negative net margin of 17.57%. Evolent Health’s revenue was up 89.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted ($0.20) earnings per share.
Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its stake in shares of Evolent Health by 7.5% in the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 5,438,126 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $137,857,000 after buying an additional 379,185 shares during the period. FMR LLC increased its stake in shares of Evolent Health by 102.1% in the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 4,531,523 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $101,053,000 after buying an additional 2,289,227 shares during the period. Pennant Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Evolent Health by 2.9% in the first quarter. Pennant Capital Management LLC now owns 2,843,021 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $63,399,000 after buying an additional 81,300 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Evolent Health by 18.1% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,531,928 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $56,462,000 after buying an additional 388,668 shares during the period. Finally, Riverbridge Partners LLC bought a new stake in shares of Evolent Health during the second quarter valued at approximately $58,878,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 73.16% of the company’s stock.
In other Evolent Health news, COO Thomas Peterson III sold 83,108 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.99, for a total value of $2,076,868.92. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 341,092 shares in the company, valued at $8,523,889.08. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, President Seth Blackley sold 15,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.00, for a total value of $375,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the president now owns 760,944 shares in the company, valued at approximately $19,023,600. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 10,153,967 shares of company stock worth $253,648,377. Corporate insiders own 8.79% of the company’s stock.
Evolent Health Company Profile
Evolent Health, Inc is engaged in healthcare delivery and payment. The Company supports health systems and physician organizations in their migration toward value-based care and population health management. The Company provides an end-to-end, technology-enabled services platform for providers. The Company’s platform, powered by its technology, processes and integrated services, enables providers to migrate their economic orientation from fee-for-service (FFS) reimbursement to payment models that reward value-based payment models.
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