News coverage about WebMD Health Corp (NASDAQ:WBMD) has been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. WebMD Health Corp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.40 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the health services provider an impact score of 45.9919436580215 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of WebMD Health Corp (WBMD) opened at 66.39 on Wednesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $63.19 and a 200 day moving average price of $56.60. WebMD Health Corp has a 12 month low of $48.10 and a 12 month high of $66.45. The company has a market cap of $2.42 billion, a P/E ratio of 33.99 and a beta of 0.78.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded WebMD Health Corp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $74.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, August 25th. BidaskClub lowered WebMD Health Corp from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 24th. KeyCorp lowered WebMD Health Corp to an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Citigroup Inc. lowered WebMD Health Corp from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $62.00 to $66.50 in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, Raymond James Financial, Inc. lowered WebMD Health Corp from an “outperform” rating to a “mkt perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $65.25.

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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.

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