WellCare Health Plans (WCG) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Accern Reports
Media headlines about WellCare Health Plans (NYSE:WCG) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news 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. WellCare Health Plans earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 46.436681723026 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- WellCare Health Plans (WCG) Q4 2017 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com)
- WellCare Names Chuck Beeman Illinois State President (finance.yahoo.com)
- Zacks Investment Research Upgrades WellCare Health Plans (WCG) to Buy (americanbankingnews.com)
- This business sector in Tampa Bay lags all others in gender diversity on boards – Tampa Bay Business Journal (bizjournals.com)
- WellCare Health Plans Inc (WCG) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended on December 31, 2017 – GuruFocus.com (gurufocus.com)
A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on WCG. Cowen reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $250.00 price objective on shares of WellCare Health Plans in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded WellCare Health Plans from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 6th. Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on WellCare Health Plans in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $255.00 price objective on the stock. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $235.00 price objective on shares of WellCare Health Plans in a research note on Monday, December 18th. Finally, Bank of America boosted their price objective on WellCare Health Plans from $210.00 to $215.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, November 17th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $217.86.
WellCare Health Plans (NYSE:WCG) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The company reported $0.32 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.21 by $0.11. WellCare Health Plans had a return on equity of 17.10% and a net margin of 2.20%. The business had revenue of $4.35 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.32 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.03 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts predict that WellCare Health Plans will post 9.79 EPS for the current year.
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About WellCare Health Plans
WellCare Health Plans, Inc is a managed care company. The Company focuses on government-sponsored managed care services, primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage (MA) and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs), to families, children, seniors and individuals with medical needs. The Company operates through three segments: Medicaid Health Plans, Medicare Health Plans and Medicare PDPs.
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