Headlines about Molina Healthcare (NYSE:MOH) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Molina Healthcare earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 44.7319647560417 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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A number of research firms have commented on MOH. BidaskClub cut shares of Molina Healthcare from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Molina Healthcare from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th. TheStreet cut shares of Molina Healthcare from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Monday, August 7th. BMO Capital Markets began coverage on shares of Molina Healthcare in a report on Monday, October 16th. They issued a “market perform” rating and a $70.00 price target for the company. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group began coverage on shares of Molina Healthcare in a report on Thursday, September 21st. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $70.00 price target for the company. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. Molina Healthcare currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $64.30.

Shares of Molina Healthcare (NYSE MOH) traded up $0.25 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $75.04. 1,298,175 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,268,093. The company has a market capitalization of $4,260.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.23 and a beta of 0.91. The company has a current ratio of 1.29, a quick ratio of 1.29 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06. Molina Healthcare has a twelve month low of $42.56 and a twelve month high of $80.65.

Molina Healthcare (NYSE:MOH) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported ($1.62) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.23 by ($1.85). The company had revenue of $5.03 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.95 billion. Molina Healthcare had a positive return on equity of 17.76% and a negative net margin of 1.76%. The business’s revenue was up 10.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.85 EPS. analysts expect that Molina Healthcare will post -3.88 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, Director Garrey Carruthers sold 1,300 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $75.66, for a total value of $98,358.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 7,016 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $530,830.56. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider William Dentino sold 67,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $61.49, for a total transaction of $4,150,575.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 455,835 shares of company stock worth $31,225,846. Insiders own 6.20% of the company’s stock.

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About Molina Healthcare

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.

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