Envision Healthcare (EVHC) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Shows
News coverage about Envision Healthcare (NYSE:EVHC) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Envision Healthcare earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.4418422849565 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- With An ROE Of 6.33%, Has Envision Healthcare Corporation’s (NYSE:EVHC) Management Done Well? (finance.yahoo.com)
- Envision Healthcare Completes Divestiture of American Medical Response (finance.yahoo.com)
- Why J.C. Penney, China Lodging Group, and Envision Healthcare Slumped Today (finance.yahoo.com)
- Perhaps tired of winning, the United States falls in World Happiness rankings — again (washingtonpost.com)
- Why BioScrip (BIOS) Could Be Positioned for a Slump (msn.com)
A number of equities analysts have issued reports on EVHC shares. Jefferies Group set a $41.00 price target on Envision Healthcare and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. Robert W. Baird set a $45.00 price target on Envision Healthcare and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, February 26th. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $37.00 price target on shares of Envision Healthcare in a research note on Friday, January 5th. Stephens reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $34.00 price target on shares of Envision Healthcare in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Envision Healthcare from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Envision Healthcare currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $42.57.
Envision Healthcare (NYSE:EVHC) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The company reported $0.59 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.14. Envision Healthcare had a negative net margin of 2.52% and a positive return on equity of 4.62%. The firm had revenue of $2 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.97 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.15 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 68.0% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that Envision Healthcare will post 3.34 earnings per share for the current year.
About Envision Healthcare
Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc, formerly CDRT Holding Corporation, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiary, provides physician-led medical services in the United States. It operates in two segments: EmCare Holdings, Inc (EmCare) and American Medical Response, Inc (AMR). Its EmCare segment is a provider of integrated facility-based and post-acute care physician services to healthcare facilities in the United States.
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