The stock of Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ:HWAY) is a huge mover today! About 335,994 shares traded hands. Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ:HWAY) has risen 133.80% since March 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 128.31% the S&P500.
The move comes after 7 months positive chart setup for the $977.88 million company. It was reported on Oct, 18 by Barchart.com. We have $37.31 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:HWAY worth $420.49M more.
Analysts await Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ:HWAY) to report earnings on November, 3. They expect $0.35 earnings per share, up 150.00% or $0.21 from last year’s $0.14 per share. HWAY’s profit will be $13.12M for 18.64 P/E if the $0.35 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.54 actual earnings per share reported by Healthways, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -35.19% negative EPS growth.
Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ:HWAY) Ratings Coverage
Out of 6 analysts covering Healthways (NASDAQ:HWAY), 2 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 3 “Hold”. This means 33% are positive. Healthways has been the topic of 11 analyst reports since September 4, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. As per Friday, April 15, the company rating was initiated by FBR Capital. UBS initiated Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ:HWAY) on Friday, September 4 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ:HWAY) earned “Outperform” rating by Barrington Research on Friday, April 29. The stock of Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ:HWAY) earned “Neutral” rating by UBS on Wednesday, August 10. The stock of Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ:HWAY) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, August 12 by FBR Capital. The stock has “Equal Weight” rating given by Barclays Capital on Monday, August 22. On Thursday, August 4 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The stock of Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ:HWAY) has “Perform” rating given on Friday, August 12 by Oppenheimer. The company was maintained on Monday, November 2 by Barclays Capital. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, November 2 by Barrington Research.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “Healthways, Inc. is the leading and largest provider of specialized, comprehensive Health and Care Support programs and services, including disease management and care enhancement services, to health plans, hospitals and government, in addition to outcomes-driven wellness programs to health plans and employers, in states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. Healthways helps people lead healthier lives while reducing overall healthcare costs. As The Health/Care Trust Channel, Healthways provides people the support they need when they need it to enable them to make better choices and live healthier lives.”
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 1.2 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.40, from 1.6 in 2016Q1. The ratio turned negative, as 21 funds sold all Healthways, Inc. shares owned while 34 reduced positions. 16 funds bought stakes while 50 increased positions. They now own 32.66 million shares or 2.67% less from 33.56 million shares in 2016Q1.
Millennium accumulated 0% or 32,898 shares. Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership has invested 0% of its portfolio in Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ:HWAY). Kopp Investment Ltd Com holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ:HWAY) for 17,905 shares. Hbk Invs Limited Partnership has 28,400 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Segall Bryant Hamill Ltd Liability Company holds 0.04% or 147,634 shares in its portfolio. Manchester Capital Management Lc holds 0% or 430 shares in its portfolio. Ls Investment last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Blackrock Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0% of its portfolio in Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ:HWAY). Retail Bank Of Nova Scotia, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 27,720 shares. Moreover, Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky has 0% invested in Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ:HWAY) for 9,700 shares. North Tide Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 5.79% or 4.50 million shares in its portfolio. Art Advsr accumulated 0.01% or 18,414 shares. The New York-based Deerfield Mgmt has invested 1.15% in Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ:HWAY). Profund Advsr Ltd Liability Company last reported 0.01% of its portfolio in the stock. Matarin Cap Ltd Liability, a Connecticut-based fund reported 200,939 shares.
Insider Transactions: Since August 26, 2016, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $94,560 net activity. The insider England Mary Jane sold 3,816 shares worth $94,560.
More notable recent Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ:HWAY) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Why Healthways, Inc. Shares Shot 18.3% Higher Today” on August 10, 2016, also Fool.com with their article: “Why Healthways, Inc. Acquired a Higher Price Today” published on July 28, 2016, Globenewswire.com published: “Healthways, Inc. Announces Organizational Structure” on September 19, 2016. More interesting news about Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ:HWAY) were released by: Blogs.Wsj.com and their article: “CFO Moves: Claire’s Stores Inc., Healthways Inc.” published on August 11, 2016 as well as Zacks.com‘s news article titled: “Bull of the Day: Healthways Inc. (HWAY)” with publication date: August 17, 2016.
HWAY Company Profile
Healthways, Inc. (Healthways), incorporated on September 2, 1981, provides network delivered solutions and population health management services that are designed to help people manage their wellbeing, thereby managing their health and productivity, and their health-related costs. The Firm operates in the domestic and international divisions, which are collectively known as the well-being improvement services segment. The Firm engages entire populations, including health plan memberships, workforces and communities, while in other cases it engages targeted populations, such as members at high-risk, cohorts of cardiac rehabilitation patients or hospital discharge patients. In the United States, it operates in approximately 50 states and the District of Columbia. The Company’s clients include health plans, both commercial and Medicare Advantage; large self-insured employers, including state and municipal government entities; providers of healthcare, including integrated healthcare systems, and hospitals. In addition to the United States operations, it also provides services to commercial healthcare businesses and/or government entities in Australia, Brazil and France. Healthways Wholehealth Networks, Inc is the subsidiary of the Company.
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