Shares of eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:EHTH) reached a new 52-week high on Friday . The stock traded as high as $25.33 and last traded at $25.38, with a volume of 174,032 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $24.28.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on EHTH shares. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 price target on shares of eHealth in a research note on Thursday, May 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of eHealth from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. BidaskClub raised shares of eHealth from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. TheStreet cut shares of eHealth from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $18.00 price target on shares of eHealth in a research note on Friday, July 14th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. eHealth presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $18.75.

The company’s market cap is $462.08 million. The company has a 50-day moving average of $19.03 and a 200 day moving average of $15.79.

eHealth (NASDAQ:EHTH) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The financial services provider reported ($0.92) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.75) by $0.17. eHealth had a negative net margin of 3.44% and a negative return on equity of 5.64%. The company had revenue of $28 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $29.25 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.09 earnings per share. eHealth’s revenue for the quarter was down 24.9% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts anticipate that eHealth, Inc. will post ($0.94) earnings per share for the current year.

In other eHealth news, Director Jack L. Oliver III sold 14,745 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.79, for a total transaction of $247,568.55. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 51,375 shares in the company, valued at $862,586.25. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. 6.22% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Cannell Capital LLC increased its stake in eHealth by 37.2% in the first quarter. Cannell Capital LLC now owns 916,364 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $11,033,000 after buying an additional 248,417 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in eHealth by 9.6% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 645,432 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $7,771,000 after buying an additional 56,767 shares in the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC increased its stake in eHealth by 3.9% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 135,293 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,628,000 after buying an additional 5,088 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in eHealth by 5.9% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 932,496 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $11,227,000 after buying an additional 52,357 shares in the last quarter. Finally, California Public Employees Retirement System increased its stake in eHealth by 9.4% in the first quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 109,900 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,323,000 after buying an additional 9,400 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 89.99% of the company’s stock.

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eHealth Company Profile

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.