Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact eHealth (EHTH) Share Price

News stories about eHealth (NASDAQ:EHTH) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. eHealth earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.3583255967006 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.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of eHealth (NASDAQ EHTH) traded up $1.03 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $18.53. The stock had a trading volume of 480,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 224,100. The company has a market capitalization of $343.46, a price-to-earnings ratio of -16.11 and a beta of 1.58. eHealth has a one year low of $10.35 and a one year high of $28.59.

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

Several analysts have issued reports on EHTH shares. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and issued a $30.00 price objective on shares of eHealth in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Craig Hallum restated a “buy” rating and issued a $28.00 price objective on shares of eHealth in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and issued a $27.00 price objective on shares of eHealth in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. TheStreet upgraded eHealth from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded eHealth from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $25.33.

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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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