Wall Street analysts expect Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ:TVTY) to post earnings per share (EPS) of $0.36 for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Five analysts have made estimates for Healthways’ earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.35 and the highest is $0.37. Healthways reported earnings per share of $0.30 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 20%. The company is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Healthways will report full-year earnings of $1.53 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.51 to $1.56. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the firm will report earnings of $1.66 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.59 to $1.74. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that that provide coverage for Healthways.

Healthways (NASDAQ:TVTY) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.03. Healthways had a return on equity of 29.81% and a net margin of 17.30%. The firm had revenue of $138.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $138.15 million. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 11.1% compared to the same quarter last year.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Healthways from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. UBS AG upped their price target on Healthways from $37.00 to $43.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 23rd. Barrington Research upped their price target on Healthways from $35.00 to $44.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. Cantor Fitzgerald upped their price target on Healthways from $34.00 to $42.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, June 9th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Healthways from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 9th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $39.88.

In other news, insider Mary Flipse sold 14,020 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.03, for a total value of $519,160.60. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 61,167 shares in the company, valued at $2,265,014.01. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Conan Laughlin sold 1,750,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $37.90, for a total value of $66,325,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 1,809,913 shares of company stock valued at $68,582,025. 8.42% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Flinton Capital Management LLC raised its stake in Healthways by 63.5% in the second quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 3,502 shares of the company’s stock worth $139,000 after buying an additional 1,360 shares during the period. Riverhead Capital Management LLC raised its stake in Healthways by 69.7% in the second quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 3,564 shares of the company’s stock worth $142,000 after buying an additional 1,464 shares during the period. Riggs Asset Managment Co. Inc. raised its stake in Healthways by 3.6% in the second quarter. Riggs Asset Managment Co. Inc. now owns 53,856 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,146,000 after buying an additional 1,867 shares during the period. State of Alaska Department of Revenue bought a new stake in Healthways during the first quarter worth about $107,000. Finally, ClariVest Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in Healthways during the first quarter worth about $141,000.

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Healthways (NASDAQ TVTY) traded down 0.957% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $38.825. The company had a trading volume of 75,914 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.53 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.489 and a beta of 0.37. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $38.50 and a 200 day moving average price of $33.74. Healthways has a 12 month low of $19.25 and a 12 month high of $41.55.

Healthways Company Profile

Tivity Health, Inc, formerly Healthways, Inc, is focused targeted population health for those aged 50 and older. The Company offers three programs: SilverSneakers senior fitness, Prime fitness and WholeHealth Living. The SilverSneakers senior fitness program is offered to members of Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, and Group Retiree plans.

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