eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:EHTH) insider Robert S. Hurley acquired 1,500 shares of eHealth stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 12th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $16.00 per share, for a total transaction of $24,000.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

Shares of eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ EHTH) traded up $0.23 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $16.19. 15,924 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 166,725. The stock has a market capitalization of $292.93, a price-to-earnings ratio of -11.79 and a beta of 1.69. eHealth, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $10.41 and a fifty-two week high of $28.59.

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eHealth (NASDAQ:EHTH) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, March 1st. The financial services provider reported ($0.93) EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($1.21) by $0.28. The business had revenue of $38.84 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $39.50 million. eHealth had a negative net margin of 14.74% and a negative return on equity of 27.04%. equities research analysts forecast that eHealth, Inc. will post 0.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

EHTH has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of eHealth from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. TheStreet lowered shares of eHealth from a “c-” rating to a “d” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. BidaskClub lowered shares of eHealth from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 price objective on shares of eHealth in a research report on Tuesday, March 6th. Finally, Craig Hallum reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $28.00 price objective on shares of eHealth in a research report on Monday, December 11th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. eHealth has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $24.17.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in shares of eHealth by 3.8% during the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,117,944 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $36,790,000 after acquiring an additional 77,966 shares during the period. Redmile Group LLC increased its position in shares of eHealth by 16.5% during the fourth quarter. Redmile Group LLC now owns 1,558,914 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $27,078,000 after acquiring an additional 221,291 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in shares of eHealth by 4.5% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 974,784 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $18,326,000 after acquiring an additional 42,288 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its position in shares of eHealth by 3.6% during the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 909,600 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $15,800,000 after acquiring an additional 31,300 shares during the period. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in shares of eHealth by 1.7% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 656,458 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $12,341,000 after acquiring an additional 11,026 shares during the period. 92.71% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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About eHealth

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.

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