News coverage about eHealth (NASDAQ:EHTH) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog 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 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.8526160498771 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Shares of eHealth (NASDAQ EHTH) traded down $0.10 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $17.56. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 135,592 shares, compared to its average volume of 171,735. The stock has a market capitalization of $328.87, a price-to-earnings ratio of -15.27 and a beta of 1.58. eHealth has a 52 week low of $10.35 and a 52 week 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 (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.73) by ($0.25). The firm had revenue of $26.62 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $25.55 million. eHealth had a negative net margin of 11.94% and a negative return on equity of 21.88%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 17.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned ($0.23) EPS. equities research analysts predict that eHealth will post -1.6 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have recently commented on EHTH shares. Cantor Fitzgerald lifted their price target on shares of eHealth from $21.00 to $27.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised eHealth from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. TheStreet raised eHealth from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Wells Fargo & Co boosted their target price on eHealth from $18.00 to $24.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $22.00 target price on shares of eHealth in a research report on Friday, October 20th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. eHealth has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price 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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