eHealth (EHTH) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows

News headlines about eHealth (NASDAQ:EHTH) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. eHealth earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.4984990143981 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on EHTH. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price objective on shares of eHealth in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Wells Fargo & Company upped their price objective on shares of eHealth from $18.00 to $24.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. TheStreet raised shares of eHealth from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of eHealth from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of eHealth from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. eHealth currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $23.17.

eHealth (EHTH) traded down $0.02 on Wednesday, hitting $24.07. 134,300 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 166,085. eHealth has a twelve month low of $9.26 and a twelve month high of $28.59.

eHealth (NASDAQ:EHTH) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The financial services provider reported ($0.98) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.73) by ($0.25). eHealth had a negative return on equity of 21.88% and a negative net margin of 11.94%. The company had revenue of $26.62 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $25.55 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned ($0.23) earnings per share. The company’s revenue was down 17.0% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that eHealth will post -1.6 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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.

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