Thrivent Financial For Lutherans boosted its position in WebMD Health Corp (NASDAQ:WBMD) by 6.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 7,090 shares of the health services provider’s stock after buying an additional 400 shares during the period. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans’ holdings in WebMD Health Corp were worth $374,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in WBMD. Legal & General Group Plc boosted its position in WebMD Health Corp by 36.7% in the first quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 24,577 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $1,296,000 after buying an additional 6,595 shares during the period. Royce & Associates LP purchased a new position in WebMD Health Corp during the first quarter worth about $1,675,000. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its position in WebMD Health Corp by 2.5% in the first quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 62,986 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $3,318,000 after buying an additional 1,515 shares in the last quarter. Advantus Capital Management Inc increased its position in WebMD Health Corp by 4.7% in the first quarter. Advantus Capital Management Inc now owns 4,831 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $254,000 after buying an additional 216 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its position in WebMD Health Corp by 4.9% in the first quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 178,008 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $9,378,000 after buying an additional 8,308 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 89.87% of the company’s stock.

Shares of WebMD Health Corp (WBMD) traded up 0.03% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $66.28. 738,910 shares of the company traded hands. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.42 billion, a PE ratio of 33.94 and a beta of 0.78. The company has a 50-day moving average of $62.24 and a 200 day moving average of $56.02. WebMD Health Corp has a 12-month low of $48.10 and a 12-month high of $66.45.

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WBMD has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of WebMD Health Corp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $74.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday. Citigroup Inc. downgraded shares of WebMD Health Corp from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and increased their price objective for the stock from $62.00 to $66.50 in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. downgraded shares of WebMD Health Corp from an “outperform” rating to a “mkt perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. downgraded shares of WebMD Health Corp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and increased their price objective for the stock from $60.00 to $66.50 in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of WebMD Health Corp from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, June 23rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $65.25.

WebMD Health Corp Company Profile

WebMD Health Corp. is a provider of health information services. The Company provides its services to consumers, physicians and other healthcare professionals through its Websites, mobile applications and health-focused publications. Advertisers and sponsors use The WebMD Health Network to reach and engage healthcare professionals and consumers who are interested in healthy living, wellness, diseases and conditions, and other health-related topics.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for WebMD Health Corp (NASDAQ:WBMD)

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